DAVE MCMURRAY BIOGRAPHY
“...A TRULY UNIQUE MUSICIAN.” BOB JAMES
Hailing from Detroit, Dave McMurray has kept very busy over the last few years. In addition to being the Music Director and featured soloist with Motown R & B artist KEM, he also toured with Bob James, pianist Geri Allen’s electric band, composer Mark Isham, and Albert King. He also performed with the eclectic funk band Was (Not Was) for the first time in 8 years. For the last four years Dave has been featured soloist with Kid Rock. He has recorded with Was (Not Was), The Rolling Stones, The
B 52’s, Herbie Hancock, BB King, Bonnie Raitt, The Temptations, Patti Smith, Bootsy Collins, Gladys Knight, Nancy Wilson, Fred Hammond, and many others. Over the past 2 years Dave has played on every major Music television event, including the Grammys, The American Music awards, The MTV Music Awards, and the Country Music Awards.
Dave McMurray is held in high regard....a musician’s musician. A multi-instrumentalist, who as well as playing tenor, soprano, and alto saxophones, adds the mastery of the flute and keyboards to his array of talents. In addition to recording 5 CD’s under his own name, he has produced and remixed for artists like The Rolling Stones, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Elton John, and Geri Allen. He also wrote and produced 2 songs for Bob James’ Grammy nominated CD “Joyride”. He was awarded a gold record for his production on Elton John’s song, “The Pacifier”, included on the CD “All Of My Children” for pediatric AIDS.
Previous CD releases have been met with high critical acclaim with Echoes rating his “Soul Searching” CD as an essential album to have in your collection. Blues & Soul magazine noted “the new version of “Walk In The Night” (leading off this release) is a real revelation”.
Dave just finished his first CD in 3 years, entitled “I KNOW ABOUT LOVE”. It is a collection of dark, hypnotic grooves, that pull you in and never lets you go. The first song is an exotic original named “Time #4”. Next is a song called “The First Night In Africa” featuring master bassist Marcus Miller. Dave also did a cover of KEM’s first hit “Love Calls” that features KEM. Next is “I’m Coming Up, a stepper that features George Duke. The CD also features Bob James, Sweet Pea Atkinson, Herschel Boone, Eminem’s keyboardist Luis Resto, and stunning vocalist Jessica Wagner-Cowan.
Dave has toured the UK and Europe, several times with his band, with large crowds and great reviews, selling out the Hammersmith Apollo. Dave plays with passion and emotion, that is rarely rivaled. Come feel the music!