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B i o g r a p h y


Irish raconteur, Hubert Murray, has a voice bursting from the soul. His Distorted-Folk sound came from growing up in a house of mix-tapes and stacks of old folk & blues records. He sifted through each one, de-composing their lyrics and melodies. His performances embody all that is best in modern roots music, combining energy, soul and storytelling. Hubert's songs feature lost loves, inner demons, compulsive liars & day-dreamers, rounded out with a masterful hand over the fretboard. His sound bows a head to the masters of melody and word such as; John Martyn, Beck, Laura Marling and Jeff Buckley. 


Under the wings of his older siblings, he picked up a guitar early and by 14 yrs of age, Hubert was performing on stages in pubs, lying about his age to get on stage. After moving to London, he fronted two genre bending folk and bluegrass bands; Hot Rock Pilgrims and Lands End Bluegrass Band. They toured the length and breadth of Ireland and the UK, playing everything from folk clubs to the Royal Southbank Centre London, Isle of White Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival as well as main stage slots at European Festivals. They gained the reputation as some of the finest players & performers on the bluegrass scene.

With these bands, Hubert has released 3 EPs and 1 album. He has worked with producers such as Gavin Glass (Lisa Hannigan, Paul Brady, and Villagers). Joe McGrath of Hellfire Studios (Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, The Coronas)., Jake Rousham (Nick Cave, Roger Daltrey, and Snow Patrol) and Josh Clarke (Kate Rusby, Damien O'Kane & Ron Bloc). 

Solo Debut Album 2024

Hubert's newest musical venture see’s him departing the territory of bluegrass and developing his voice as a folk and roots singer songwriter. His debut album "Everything Is Not As It Seems" is set to be released in the Autumn of 2024. 'Everything Is Not As It Seems' is about living in a world that is sowed with feelings of distrust. Where the online world spills over into the real world causing a dystopian dream, where one longs to break free or dive in'. It was recorded in his bedroom and mixed and mastered by Ivan Jackman (Sinead O'Connor, Norma Winstone, Luka Bloom, David Keenan). 


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Hot Rock Pilgrims

HOT ROCK PILGRIMS are an old-time/bluegrass supergroup featuring some of the most exciting young pickers in the South East of England. Together they will take you on a high-energy pilgrimage of Appalachian music and its descendants.

Lands End

A sound which ranges from driving bluegrass, through modern arrangements of Irish music, old blues standards and blistering old time medleys. The band's debut EP ‘The Border Sessions’, showcases these multifarious influences with original songs contributed by Hubert, an Irish/blues treatment of Rory Gallagher’s classic ‘Out on the Western Plain’, classic bluegrass murder ballad ‘Wild Bill Jones’ and a showcase of the band's instrumental prowess on the John Reischman tune ‘Salt Spring’.

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