theaussieword.com goes one on one in an exclusive special interview with the great Pete Murray!
What had you first interested in music? I first picked up the guitar at 22 – a friend that I was living with came into the room and said he’d always wanted to play guitar and I though that sounded pretty cool so I went and got a few lessons (he didn’t though!). I mucked around with that for a long time before I actually took music seriously.
What motivates or influences your quest to make great music? Firstly I love writing music and playing to people who enjoy my music. I’ve always wanted a lifestyle where I could travel the world and play music… who wouldn’t want that as their job?!
Tell us about your upcoming tour. It’s massive! I’m excited because it’s my first solo tour in this country so it will be very different to what I’ve done before. I want people to ask questions and request songs and really feel like they’re part of the show.
Success, what is the secret to it and what has been your biggest career highlight so far? With success there’s a lot of hard work involved – nothing comes easily. It’s hard to pick one highlight but I remember the first time that I played a show and everyone sang all the lyrics to all of the songs back to me. I’ll never forget that – that would be my highlight.
What are some of your biggest goals you still hope to accomplish as an artist? I’m getting my first release in Nth America this year and I’m really excited about that. I’ve always felt that my music was really suited to that part of the world so I still have goals over there that I’m going after.