Murray on the Web


Murray needs friends... sad but true


Follow Murray's musical exploits


See and hear the man do his thing


Hear Murray's latest works commercial free!

Murray does Games Tunes

Sinister Hollows Music Pack

Combining melodic sounds with ambiance, this unique pack still gives the right "video-game" vibe.

Murray's Latest

Got Pop Productions presents Murray Atkinson at the following showdates:


Murray Atkinson portrait

Murray Atkinson is a Canadian guitarist, keyboardist and singersongwriter. Atkinson grew up in Ladysmith, BC, in a musical family and became an accomplished classical pianist while simultaneously taking up the guitar. In the mid 90's he rose to local prominence as a hard rock guitarist in his band "Playground". In 1998 Atkinson moved to Vancouver and began working with various artists as a session and live guitarist. One of those artists was Chin Injeti (ex Bass is Base). Injeti mentored Atkinson in hip hop, R&B and funk styles. During a tour, in which Injeti's band opened for Canadian rock and R&B artist Colin James, Atkinson struck up a relationship with exmembers of the Canadian power pop band Odds who were at that time members of James' band. When Odds decided to reunite in 2006 Atkinson was asked to help out on guitar and later became a full member of the band.

Atkinson continued to write and record his own hard rock songs with college pal producer/engineer Paul Silveira at Vancouver's Armoury Studios. The song "El Camino" from these sessions was entered in CFOX radio's "Vancouver Seeds" song contest and emerged as the Grand Prize Platinum Award Winner as a result. With his winnings Atkinson began recording an album under the band name "Swan" entitled "Salt March". Swan enjoyed moderate local radio success with the single "Unfamiliar" which spent 7 weeks in the CFox Top 10, peaking at #4. Recently Murray won the Rock/Alt category of the 2012 USA Songwriting Competition with his song “El Camino”. This win has lead to gear endorsements, shows throughout North America and laid the foundation for the release of “Salt March” in America in late 2013!

Look for new music from Murray Atkinson in 2013 as he continues to define and develop his sound. With the ability to perform acoustic, a full band with two drummers or as a duo with his drummer Pat Steward, Murray offers a unique live experience not to be missed.

Here are some of the other albums Murray has played on or written for in addition to his own material.

The Most Beautiful Place on Earth

2013, The Odds

Play Single: The Most Beautiful Place on Earth

Salt March

2010, Swan
Pheromone Recordings

Play Single: El Camino

Play Single: Unfamiliar


2008, The Odds
Pheromone Recordings

Play Single: Out Of Mind

CoCo Lee, Greatest Hits 1994-2008

2008, CoCo Lee

Fell Out of Oz

2007, Christa Couture

Play Single: Christa Couture - Jennifer Gray

Hot Action Cop

2003, Hot Action Cop


2001, Chin Injeti

Play Single: Chin Injeti - Give


Murray is represented by the good folks at Driven Entertainment. For all inquiries and bookings, please contact Brent.

Brent Donnelly

e: Brent@drivenentertainment.ca
p: 778.240.1648
w: Driven Entertainment