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Tunes That Strike a Chord With Fans

Tunes That Strike a Chord With Fans

Who: Pete Murray
Where: Newcastle Panthers
When: Thursday April 15, 2004

PETE MURRAY moves from strength to strength.

The Melbourne singer- songwriter sold out four shows at THE METRO within a week of tickets going on sale and his album Feeler looks set to reach the top position on the ARIA chart.

To celebrate to his success, Murray has added more dates to his FEEL TOUR which has become his most extensive tour of Australia.

The tour will include numerous dates in and around Sydney and heads to Newcastle mid next month.

Murray was originally set to appear in Newcastle at FANNY'S on April 15 but the show has been moved to NEWCASTLE PANTHERS. It has been a whirlwind year for Murray with the critically acclaimed Feeler officially surpassing double platinum sales.

His latest single So Beautiful has become one of the most played songs on Australian radio.

The track is the third single to be lifted from the album and has proved to be a firm favourite among fans.

``That's one of the early songs I wrote and it's one that connects with people,'' Murray said.

``Every time I've played it, you can hear the room go quiet and it's a song that people always talk about when they come up to me after a show.'' `I got an email from someone saying, `How do you know so much about relationships?' `I don't know more than anyone else but it's one of those songs that rings true with people.'' Before Murray began touching the lives of strangers with his tunes, he had his sights set on a career in football.

But a few too many injuries forced him to re-evaluate his decision and after years of trying to make it on the Australian scene he was signed to SONY MUSIC. ``You never give up hope and if you do that then there's no point going on, you know?'' he said.

``You've got to believe in yourself, which I did.

``I always thought that if the songs are good enough, then it'll work.

``But before, when I was doing the independent CD and before I got signed to Sony, there was a time when I thought this is not going to happen.

``You've got to start to face the fact that this is not going to work.

``Time to move on and do something else.

``When I was playing rugby, I kept getting injured all the time and I felt like there was someone upstairs telling me to do something else.'' Tickets to Murray's show at Newcastle Panthers are on sale from the club on 4926 2700.

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