ACOUSTIC SKA/reggae star Chris Murray will play upstairs at the Roisin Dubh tomorrow. A gifted songwriter and dynamic performer, he has captivated audiences throughout the US, Europe, South America, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and Canada with his embracing music, penetrating lyrics and soulful presence. From the prestigious Fuji Rock Festival to poverty stricken Oaxaca, Chris delivers his message of hope and humanity with a raw sincerity that connects with the hearts and minds of all.
Born in Toronto, Chris formed influential Canadian group King Apparatus in 1987 and toured North America at a time when ska was virtually unknown to mainstream audiences. Upon the band's breakup, he relocated to Los Angeles, emerging as a solo artist with his debut album The 4-Track Adventures Of Venice Shoreline Chris. This and subsequent releases have forged Chris's reputation as ska music's premier singer/songwriter. The Canadian artist has worked with The Slakers and Neville Stapples of The Specials among many others. Supporting him on the night is Swedish punk/folk singer Monican and the Explosion and local indie troubadour Old Hands (Greym of hardcore punk band Les Christpunchers ). Tickets are €6 and doors open at 8.30pm. There is a limited capacity so get there early to avoid disappointment.
Tickets are available from the Róisín Dubh and Zhivago.