Cheynne Murphy is a heartfelt, folk-rock singer-songwriter originally born in Nowra (South Coast, NSW) and with no musical training he discovered his voice and “three chords and the truth” at the end of a university marketing degree. Two years later he had abandoned corporate aspirations and signed a world-wide songwriting deal with BMG publishing where he is still signed. Cheynne’s songs seem to effortlessly traverse the musical terrains of pop, folk-rock and alternative country. He has been described by Drum magazine as “a rare song-writing genius”; Rhythm Magazine as “big, warm, sprawling folk-rock, and Country magazine as ambling and cinematic but unpretentiously earnest”. Free-to-air TV performances, national radio airplay, and a string of songwriting awards led to him debuting his first solo release “Firesongs for the Soul” at Byron Bay’s Bluesfest in the company of giants like Jack Johnson and Ben Harper. His last album “Headlights and Goodbyes” featured the inspirational guitar work of Jeff Martin (from The Tea Party). Cheynne has just released Pretty Little Bird, the fourth single from his latest LP Wayfarers Home and features long-term collaborator and duo partner Mark Heazlett (guitar and vocals) who is joining him June 18 at the Harbourside Markets, Coffs Harbour.
“Classic Aussie folk-rock – soulful stories backed with big acoustic guitars, uplifting melodies, driving rhythms, and tasty guitar work. In the tradition of other timeless homegrown artists – from Paul Kelly to Pete Murray, the Black Sorrows to the Waifs…catchy, original and unmistakably Australian.” Source: Fender Australia