Greg Murray and The Seven Wonders
In a big old shed, at the bottom of the wild garden of an old house in Stoke, something wonderful is happening. Seven musicians have been laughing a lot, and spending a few years growing a sound which fuses the twang of Americana with the clip of an Irish jaunting car. Some call it ‘death country’, others prefer Stoke’s answer to Arcade Fire, but you need to decide for yourself. Having already played well attended gigs at venues in Stoke, Staffordshire and the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, as well as appearing on local radio stations, they are now ready for the world. The astonishingly handsome and entirely Irish Mr. James Gregory Murray writes the songs, plays the guitar and sings. Greg has been around the local music scene for a little while, with several albums to his name released through indie labels in the US, Spain and France. Supporting the tunes are Andy on various guitars and vocals, James on keyboards, accordion and vocals, Dan and Derek on bass/electric guitar, Becky on tenor sax/keys, Neil on trombone, neil on alto sax, Joe on trumpet and Ed and Martin banging away desperately on drums. These extraordinary talented people sing a Great Wall of harmonies, which makes for a sound as textured and rich as the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. They have a bucketful of varied original material, ranging the mournful wail of ‘Your Side is Warm’, the heroic 'Mystery Machine', the intimate 'Lego Girl', and the jaunty ‘Never Been So Lonely’. This is music played by a big gang of friends who want you to listen, laugh, and dance. Imagine an Irishman, sprinkled with the tears of angels, and then surround him with a cloud of musicians and singers. Marinade in a Stoke shed for a few years and you get the brand of death country that is the Seven Wonders. Listen to the songs at the links on our website. If you want to get in touch, for bookings or media, just drop us a message.