Chris Murray

Viva Ska Radio & Smash Magazine Presents

Chris Murray

Robert Stokes, Shawn Kama, William Neal, DJ Selecta Scream

Thu ยท March 23, 2017

8:00 pm

Backstage Bar & Billiards

Las Vegas, Nevada

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

$8 General Admission // $10 Day Of Show ~ Standing Room Only

All guests must have a valid government/state issued ID for entry to the venue. No refunds.

TICKETS PURCHASED IN PERSON AT THE BOX OFFICE WITH A CREDIT CARD INCLUDE A $1 BOX OFFICE FEE

*Advertised set times are subject to change - Doors Open at 8:00PM*

Chris Murray - (Set time: 10:45 PM)
Chris Murray
For fans of The Slackers, The Skatalites & English Beat.

Chris Murray is a unique force on today's music scene. As leader of influential Canadian ska group King Apparatus, Chris earned a strong reputation as a dynamic performer and gifted songwriter. Upon the band's breakup, he relocated to Los Angeles, emerging as a solo artist with his debut album The 4-Track Adventures Of Venice Shoreline Chris. This charmingly lo-fi collection of home recordings won high praise for its finely crafted tunes and the raw sincerity of its vintage production.

In addition to his busy schedule of live appearances throughout North America, Japan, Europe and South America, Chris finds time for a remarkable array of collaborative efforts. Chris has co-written with and produced albums for Montreal's Planet Smashers and eclectic NYC supergroup Da Whole Thing. His writing credits have also appeared on releases by Hepcat, The Slackers, Westbound Train, and Neville Staple of The Specials. Most recently, his classic song We Do The Ska was covered by highly popular UK group The King Blues.

Life has led Chris down a musical path to the very roots of reggae music. From trading songs on acoustic guitar with boogie-ska pioneer Laurel Aitken and singing with Caribbean bandleader Carlos Malcolm & His Afro-Jamaican Rhythms, to jamming with The Specials in a basement club and recording with Jamaica's original drums and bass masters, Lloyd Knibb and Lloyd Brevett, Chris has served his apprenticeship with the finest musicians connected with the genre. Chris backed Prince Buster on harmonica for a rare US live appearance at the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in 2003.

Chris has hosted Bluebeat Lounge at Hollywood's Knitting Factory for the past seven years. The weekly concert series, focusing on reggae and ska, has showcased a diverse range of top quality music and served as home base for the thriving Los Angeles scene.
Robert Stokes - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Shawn Kama - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
William Neal - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
DJ Selecta Scream - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Venue Information:
Backstage Bar & Billiards
601 E Fremont St
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89101
http://www.backstagebarandbilliards.com/