Australian vocalist and composer, Alyson Murray, is known for juxtaposing elements of soul, RnB and jazz into energetic and captivating music. Alyson has built her career on the foundations of a strong musical education.
Alyson completed her Bachelor of Fine Art Contemporary Music in 2015 at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) Melbourne University, where she was awarded the Agnes Robertson Contemporary Music Foundation Scholarship in her first year. In her final year, Alyson was invited to perform in a Donna Jackson production to celebrate woman in the community (FEMVOX). Later, Alyson was also featured in the “Art and Industry Festival in Melbourne”, directed by Jackson.
Alyson has been featured on various Australian records including 'The Flipside' by Melbourne hip-hop artist, Maundz, and ‘Anotha Dollar Anotha Day’ by Sydney rapper, Rates. Notably, Alyson released her first solo EP entitled ‘Integrity’ in 2013, as well as ‘On My Way’ in 2014 and ‘It’s Taken A While’ in 2016 with her Melbourne band, Melaluka. 2018 has seen the release of Alyson's debut album 'Breathe', the exciting arrangement of Michael Jackson's 'You Rock My World' received raving reviews internationally on JazzFM UK and NYC and was in the top 10 on Delight FM peoples choice for several weeks and number one on the Roots Record Chats.
‘Breathe’ was produced by British/Nigerian composer, arranger, producer and bassist, Michael Olatuja. Along side Ted Tuthill, a New York sound engineer, pianist Jon Cowherd, drummer Lee Pearson and guitarist Nir Felder. This 6-track album celebrates the richness of Alyson’s vocal tone and honest and energetic flare. It captures the adventure, vulnerability, and bustle of life as an emerging artist in New York City, where she lived between 2016 and 2017.
2018 also saw the success of ''Sassy' a Tribute to Sarah Vaughan' curated by Alyson and was a sell out show twice. Performed at the famous Melbourne venue, Paris Cat jazz Club and featured New York saxophonist Marcus Strickland
“Alyson is a young, beautiful bright and very talented young lady with a big heart and an angelic voice...”
— Ian “Molly” Meldrum