London, United Kingdom, May 24, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Murray Hockridge and Dave Kilminster came to play together after a chance meeting in Milton Keynes. Each is celebrated on his own, renowned ,albeit from very different musical backgrounds. Together, they have created an extraordinary, transcendent blend of voice and guitar which fans and critics both spark to but find impossible to describe. Although the pair have spent only a few months playing together (Kilminster has been traveling around the world as lead guitarist and vocalist with Roger Waters’ Dark Side of the Moon Tour), the players themselves and those who hear them recognize and indefinable but intriguing musical magic which draws audiences in to an intimate experience.
The future holds even more promise.
Murray Hockridge hails from a musical family. His father was famed West End leading man Edmund Hockridge. His mother was a West End actress and leading lady. Murray and his brothers were exposed to music of all types from childhood. With that as backdrop, Murray grew into an extraordinary, soulful singer. His vocals are spellbinding and engaging; a voice of spirit that lifts the mood of everyone who hears it. His voice can travel three octaves and more in the space of one song…. from rich, warm depths to the very highest of highs reminiscent of Prince and Smokey Robinson. Critics and fans reach for metaphors, but in vain.. In fact, Murray has forged his own unique sound and has become a highly respected singer, songwriter and interpreter of a blend of soul, rock, blues and jazz. Comparisons are tempting, but impossible.
Combine that with the incomparable guitar of Dave Kilminster, whose skills on that instrument are famed, and whose reputation as a singer and songwriter have grown with the 2007 release of his solo album Scarlet. Dave’s work is much-admired internationally and he performs worldwide with legends of rock: Keith Emerson, Roger Waters and John Wetton among them. Dave’s guitar spans classical to rock and he can play any style. His ability to jam and interplay with others is such that musicians line up to work with him and he and Murray have developed a working style that marries the freedom of musical exploration with careful perfectionism of two musicians who are simply the best at what they do.
The interplay is unique, extraordinary and in its infancy. Fans have flocked to their gigs and have been asking for more from the duo, who continue to play from their extensive catalog of songs written by both players who plan to collaborate on new material. Critics, too. have been astounded by the indescribable, intimate marriage of masterful vocals and stunning guitar as they intertwine and embrace each other.
Listen to the music and to the players talking about it with Sue Marchant.
About Sue Marchant:
Sue Marchant is a legendary BBC radio personality who currently broadcasts with BBC Cambridgeshire weekday evenings from 7pm to 10pm UK time. Listeners worldwide can listen on the internet by going to http://www.bbc.co.uk/cambridgeshire/local_radio and clicking on “listen live”. She is also an actress and event presenter. You can learn more about her by clicking on her presenter profile on the BBC Cambridgeshire page.
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