He is now a respected singer/songwriter:- Good Light in Broome, Whispering Casuarina and Lights Of Hay – are just a few of the superb songs he has penned from the string of remarkable albums he has released.
Accolades include the 2017 Port Fairy Folk Festival Artist of the year, the 1995 APRA song of the year award for My Island Home. The latter plus Jailanguru Pakarnu ( Out from Jail- a 1983 co-write with Sammy Butcher in the Luritja language) have been selected into the National Film and Television Sound Archive’s Sounds of Australia Series.
His song writing is diverse and influential. Artists such as Mary Black, Jimmy Little, Missy Higgins, Powderfinger, Liz Stringer and Liam Gerner have recorded his songs. Always engaging live, Neil Murray’s work has contributed substantially to Australia’s contemporary music heritage. He brings his band to the MEMO because “It’s the best sounding room in Melbourne and the audiences there are just so appreciative” Expect choice cuts from his latest, outspoken and critically acclaimed album- The Telling – as well as landmark songs selected from his four decade plus career. Not to be missed.