The Evolution of an Artist
Editor: Vicky Adegbola (Revisions by PMG)

For the last few decades, the Pop & R&B music scenes have evolved tremendously. The span of variety now ranges widely, from R&B artists with a rugged and edgy sound, to pop artists who incorporate hip hop into their music. However, today it seems most artists produce the same catchy tunes and hooks, with their only intention of selling records. Fortunately, there still exists a breed of artists who not only can produce an infectious tune, but are committed to preserving the integrity and the true art of singing. P. Murray belongs to that breed.

P. Murray’s voice can be described as precise, clear, soft and rich, yet powerful, which produces an overall smooth sound. Murray, who is originally from Breezy Point, NY, began playing the piano at age five and started singing at age nine. His talent was greatly supported by his close-knit family, which led him to pursue his talents via private instruction & specialized schools. These included F.H. LaGuardia HS for Music & Art and the Performing Arts in New York City, often referred to as the "Fame" school, which claims alumni like Kelis, Marlon Wayans, Omar Epps, Adrian Grenier, and Nicki Minaj. P. made a point of continuing his education and takes pride in his Bachelor's Degree for Vocal Performance from the Catholic University of America under the instruction of its Vocal Department Chair, Sharon Christman, a veteran classical soprano who has sung in Opera houses across the country including the Met.

P. Murray’s impressive technical experience and range are evidenced throughout his work. It's obvious he draws his inspiration from multiple genres, including pop, rock, R&B, jazz, and classical music. Having grown up listening to artists like Michael Jackson, James Taylor, Babyface, and the Beatles, as well as work from composers like Mozart and Leonard Bernstein, Murray finds little difficulty in connecting with various audiences. While first a singer & performer of his original material, mixtape/remix releases like Chris Brown's “Transform Ya” & Nicki Minaj's “Right Thru Me” have since gone viral via social media, and prove that his flair for Hip-Hop music & culture is a mainstay in his work.

With accolades & shoutouts from well-known writers/producers such as Teron Beal (Michael Jackson, Bonnie Raitt, Mya), Lil' Eddie, and Eritza Laues (112, MJ, Blu Cantrell, Paula Abdul), and ground- breaking established artists including Grammy award-winning artist Brandy and Ledisi, a 2-time Grammy nominee, P. Murray feels confident in his path towards a steady and enjoyable career in an often-times volatile industry. At present, performance and creative collaborations include work with Chester Gregory (NAACP Award Recipient, Dreamgirls Nat'l Tour, Crybaby, The Jackie Wilson Story, Sister Act: The Musical), Crystal Joy (Motown: The Musical, Memphis: The Musical Nat'l Tour), Steff Reed (producer|Trey Songz), Bert Price (producer + engineer/Imajin + Alicia Keys, piano + keyboard/Roberta Flack, Deborah Cox) Kimberly Nichole (BET Music Matters artist), Wynter Gordon (artist + writer/Mary J. Blige, Danity Kane) and Olamide Faison (formerly of the R&B group Imajin).

P. Murray is proud to be a NYC-based artist, and has performed at several iconic venues and showcases, including Harlem's The Shrine, The Bitter End (veterans include Bob Dylan, Bette Midler, and Lady Gaga), and more recently, SOB's as part of the BET Music Matters showcase, whose prior headliners include Roc Nation's Bridget Kelly, Grammy Award nominee Kendrick Lamar, and Grammy Award winner Miguel.

P. Murray’s debut projects, the EP's "First Draft: First & Second Edition" have already made their mark in the industry as a fresh sound that fans everywhere have cosigned. The “First Edition” is currently available on iTunes, while the “Second Edition is available as a free download. He is presently working on his 1st full-length LP, a project written, produced, and recorded entirely by P. himself. With the numerous experiences & milestones under his belt, P. Murray is extremely excited to deliver the next phase of his career with the culmination of the new album. “The work is hard,” he says, “but it's worth it. It's definitely worth it.”

"This is me...this is all I am, and this is all I have...music." -- P.