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Opportunity Knocks Yet Again For Prolific Pete

Opportunity Knocks Yet Again For Prolific Pete

Who: Pete Murray, Donovan Frankenreiter
Where: Newcastle Entertainment Centre
When: Thursday April 13, 2006

PETE Murray is well on his way to taking the crown as the country's hardest working muso, with plans for yet another national tour.

It has been a busy few months for Murray, who has been on the road almost constantly.

He has completed a sold-out national tour and appeared at a range of festivals including The Falls, Woodford Fold Festival and the Feelgood Festival. Murray and his band, the Stonemasons , will be back at it, appearing at Newcastle Entertainment Centre on Thursday, April 13.

He will also be joined by a full horn section.

Murray's latest tour falls on the release of his latest single Opportunity , taken from his second album, See The Sun. It debuted at number one on the ARIA album chart in October and has been certified with triple- platinum sales.

The album was recorded with his touring band after two years spent spreading the word about his debut, Feeler. ``I wanted this album to have more contrast, for the rock stuff to capture the groove that's our signature on stage, for the lyrics not to be as dark, the tone to be more up,'' Murray said.

His upcoming tour will visit larger venues including appearances at the East Coast and West Coast Blues and Roots Festivals. Adding extra punch to the tour is the inclusion of US singer-songwriter Donovan Frankenreiter, who will be here to launch his album.

Frankenreiter, who collaborates with Jack Johnson, has taken the chilled-out surf campfire tunes to a new level.

He first toured Australia when he supported Johnson on a sold-out run in 2003 and has returned to the country on several occasions.

Like Johnson, Frankenreiter is a former professional surfer and delivers gentle, laidback songs, fuelled by an uncomplicated backing of acoustic guitar, bass and drums.

His debut album was released through Johnson's Brushfire Records. Frankenreiter has a stack of dates lined up in Australia including the tour with Murray, Blues and Roots and The Great Escape . as well as appearances at the East Coast Blues and Roots Festival and The Great Escape. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketek on 4921 2121.

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