Australian vocalist and composer Alyson Murray is known for juxtaposing elements of soul, RnB and jazz into energetic and captivating music.
Alyson has built her career on the foundations of a strong musical education. At the young age of 16, Alyson received an Outstanding Potential Award from the Australian Girls Choir (AGC) where she was also selected to preform in The Boy From Oz a Hugh Jackman production in Melbourne and many other public performances including several Australian Football league Grand Final pre entertainment performances and the ‘I Still Call Australia Home Qantas advertisement’.
Alyson went on to complete her Bachelor of Fine Art Contemporary Music in 2015 at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) where she was awarded the Agnes Robertson Contemporary Music Foundation Scholarship in her first year.
In her final year Alyson was invited to perform in a Donna Jackson production to celebrate woman in the community (FEMVOX). Later Alyson was also featured in the Art and Industry Festival in Melbourne directed by Donna Jackson.
Alyson has been featured on various Australian records including ‘The Flipside’ by Melbourne hip-hop artist ‘Maundz’ and ‘Anotha Dollar Anotha Day’ by Sydney rapper ‘Rates’. Notably Alyson released her first solo EP entitled ‘Integrity’ in 2013 as well as ‘On My Way’ in 2014 and ‘It’s Taken A While’ in 2016 with Melbourne band ‘Melaluka’.
Sponsored by Primo Moraitis in 2015 Alyson composed and launched ‘Carry On’ for the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) where all profits went towards the RCH Leukaemia Auxiliary. July 2018 will see the release of Alyson’s much-anticipated debut album ‘Breathe’ written and recorded in New York. ‘Breathe’ was produced by British/Nigerian composer, arranger, producer and bassist Michael Olatuja.
Olatuja assisted with the production of ‘Breathe’ along side Ted Tuthill a New York sound engineer/pianist Jon Cowherd, drummer Lee Pearson and guitarist Nir Felder.
This 6-track album celebrates the richness of Alyson’s vocal tone and honest and energetic flare. It captures the adventure, vulnerability and bustle of life as an emerging artist in New York City where she lived between 2016 and 2017.
The new single ‘You Rock My World’ from Alyson Murray is a beautiful jazzy, RnB and soulful cover version of Michael Jackson’s hit.
The single ‘You Rock My World’ was produced by Michael Olatuja at Bunker Studios and was released worldwide on 20 April 2018.
The single has since hit the No 1 Spot on the Kings of Spins Top rated tracks DJ Chart run by BBC Radio One Essential Mix creator.