"Extreme Optomist" KEVIN MURRAY is a Composer and Musician based in Scotland. He has featured on the Recordings and in Concerts with some of Scotlands Best Artistes. As a Composer he has written for every conceivable ensemble from Full Symphony Orchestra to Big Band and from the best and most able professionals to absolute beginners, as well as for Film , TV and Radio.
New Album "Do That" now available to download ......... go to songs and/or vault.
10 songs .. Kevin singing .... !!
The Musician: has played with and for: The Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Tommy Smith, Michael Marra, Havana Swing, Mafia, John Rae, Phil and Tom Bancroft, Ronnie Goodman, The Cunning Stunts, Jimmy Deuchar, The Scots Connection, The Cutting Edge Ceilidh band, Lorna Bannon, Alex Sutherland, The Giant Steppin Stanes and The Pink Oblong Club, this year with Christine HAnson, Jeff Craigie and the amazing Camille, one of the Highlights of Edinburgh Festival ........... and too many more to mention!!.
He has also appeared as a Session player for: BBC TV and Radio, Grampian TV, STV, Ross Records, Eclectic Records, NineGates Records, Dark Side o The Haggis records, Groucho records and a few more besides. He currently play's with- "The Cutting Edge", "The Giant Steppin Stanes", "The Cunning Stunts", "The Mars Project", "Hard Rain"and the Spanish based Sex and Violence
The Teacher: has been teaching Guitar at Perth College since Feb 1999, for NC/HNC/HND/ BA students. Prior to this he has worked for: The Scottish Chamber Orchestra, The Drake Music project, Dundee People's Orchestra, The TMSA, Dundee Rep, Perth Theatre, The Byre Theatre, Dundee University Big Band, the St Aidans project and over the last 3 years has organised and conducted music workshops in Thailand, France,the Carribean Spain and Scotland. Guitar tutor for Assembly Directs Dundee Jazz school, since 1997.
The Composer: has written and arranged for all of the above and for Film, Television Radio and Advertising. See BELOW for more info. Films "The Conversion of St Paul" BBC2 "The Priest and the Pirate" CH4 "The Complaynt of Scotland" BBC "Up the Garden Path" Duncan of Jordanstone "Fraud" Blackrod Films "Scotland v Fiji" (in post Prod) Herald Films "Hopes and Dreams" CSV Video "Our Town" CSV Video Jingles "Reasons to Be Cheerfuel" British Gas "Radio Plays" British Telecom "Applewood Windows" TV and Corporate Video Veedor Root Scottish Book Writer of the Year. BBC Orchestra and Ensemble "The Salmon's Tail" "Rainforest"( 35 mins) "Treeman"(12 mins) "The Magic Doors Suite" (Ballet / 60 mins) "Minstrels in a Gallery" ( 9 pieces/ 38 mins ) "Dundee Versus the 20th Century" (Symphony in 4 movements / 60 mins) "The Paternity Ward" ( 11 pieces / 55 mins) "Fitba" ( Scottish Football Opera / 90 mins plus injury time
"WELCOME TO THE CEILIDH" 1982 "THE POLE" Kevin Murray 1983 "GAELS BLUE" Michael Marra 1985 "ON STOLEN STATIONARY" M.Marra 1991 "THE WOOLEN MILL STORY" Saint Andrew 1996 "MINSTRELS IN THE GALLERY" K.Murray 1995 "ARBROATH SMOKIES" Giant Steppin Stanes 1999 "DON'T WORRY" Pink Oblong Club 1999 "THE SALMON'S TAIL" K.Murray 2001 "LAS PALMAS TANGO" Giant Steppin Stanes 1999 "LIVE IN LANZAROTE" Giant Steppin Stanes 1999 "AXE MANIAXE" Various 1999 "WORD ON THE PAVY" Saint Andrew/M.Marra 2000 "POSTED SOBER" Michael Marra 2000 "WILD ADVENTURES" Sex+Violence 2001 "FREEFALL" Cutting Edge 2001 "THE SALMON'S TAIL" K.Murray 2001 "ANY TIME YOU LIKE" Jeff Craigie, Mick Marra 2004 "THE DISCOVERY SESSIONS" Havana swing 2003 "AXE MANIAXE Vol 1" 1999 Traditional/Celtic: "DO THAT" 2010 KEVIN MURRAY