Hello and thanks for taking the time to read about me. My name is S. Evers Murray and I am a multi-instrumentalist based out of Seattle, Washington.
I have been musically inclined since childhood and begun actualizing some dreams in my mid to late twenties. Since late adolescence, I have been in groups, written original compositions, learned multiple instruments, freelanced, recorded at a studio...its been a trip haha.
Anyways, that being said - I am not really in desperate need to meet any musicians. I can (and am currently) enjoying solo work and doing my own thing. But I am willing to say that working on personal material will be a constant throughout my life and collaboration always intrigues me.
Please check out the tracks included on my profile to get a good idea of my sound. I *did* include a few snippets of projects/groups that I have been a part of, but I feel as though those should be clearly noted. They're just there to kinda show my versatility/ability to play and create with others haha.
Aside from those clips, everything else is 100% written by myself. Preferably I am looking to keep things small - one, maybe two total people and preferably other multi-instrumentalists OR a vocalist. I will be transparent - vocals are a not a strength of mine, so if you think you have a voice that could match styles that I am doing, let me know.
- Screen name:
- Evers Murray
- Member since:
- Jul 01 2017
- Active within 2 weeks
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
Here are some bands that have really inspired and shaped my playing over the years. Three stars (***) means I draw from them even today (and no, this list is not complete):
...and you will Know us by the Trail of Dead***
Alien Ant Farm
An Endless Sporadic
The Beastie Boys
Between the Buried and Me
Blue Oyster Cult
Coheed and Cambria***
Destroy the Runner
Every Time I Die***
Jimmy Eat World***
Lamb of God
Minus the Bear
Nine Inch Nails
Queens of the Stone Age***
Rage Against the Machine***
Reel Big Fish
System of a Down
The Crystal Method
The Dead Kenny G's
The Dillinger Escape Plan***
The Dismemberment Plan
The Fall of Troy***
The Main Drag
The Mars Volta***
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
The Number 12 Looks Like You***
The Red Hot Chilli Peppers
They Might Be Giants
The Dear Hunter
Dance Gavin Dance***
A Lot Like Birds
George Clinton/ Parliament Funkadelic
My Morning Jacket
Lauren Ruth Ward
My Bloody Valentine
I could go on.
- Bass Guitar:
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Other Percussion:
- Background Singer:
- Upright bass:
Acoustic PDP drumset, complete with hardware and cymbals.
25 watt Orange bass amp.
RAY-5 bass guitar
Ibenez acoustic guitar
Gretsch 12-String Hollow-Body electric
Amoon 8-Channel Mixer
CAD Microphones (Drum or otherwise)
Scarlet 2i2 Audio Interface
Lethargy (DEMO VERSION)
Lethargy (DEMO VERSION) Track number: 1 Year: 2021 Album: Untitled Genre: Alternative
This is the non-mastered demo version of a song for an upcoming solo album (or perhaps EP). It will be the intro track for the finished project, however.
Crow Envy (DEMO & WORKING TITLE)
Crow Envy (DEMO & WORKING TITLE)
Sixty-Four (Working Title & DEMO VERSION)
Sixty-Four (Working Title & DEMO VERSION) Track number: 3 Year: 2021 Album: Unknown Genre: Progressive
Third song on an upcoming album.
(Untitled) Year: 2021 Genre: Rock
This is a recent proof-of-concept floated over to a few friends for a remote band/project/whatever spanning multiple states. Although we will all contribute at some point, this entire demo was played and mixed by myself.
Ode To Gerhardt (FIVERR CUSTOM COMISSION)
Ode To Gerhardt (FIVERR CUSTOM COMISSION) Year: 2021 Genre: Alternative
This was the result of a fellow artist contacting me via Fiverr. She and I started a process of communication that allowed her to see me create the song from the ground up. Pleased with the result, the artist is hopefully going to be using the song for her visual art project. The project will be pitched to various galleries/organizations to show the piece live and in person in the future.
Garageband Test #1
Garageband Test #1 Year: 2021 Album: n/a Genre: Alternative
This was a test while working on setting up a home studio.
Comissioned Worked Example
Comissioned Worked Example Year: 2021 Album: n/a Genre: Other
This is a commissioned work requested through a patron via Fiverr. I don't usually have to write funk or...really have much of the equipment to do as such, but it all turned out pretty good as the client was satisfied. :)
7/8 Back Beat
7/8 Back Beat Year: 2017 Album: N/A Genre: Other
Just a 7/8 backbeat made this weekend. Thought this would be a good example of recording improvements made this year/click-track practice.
"From Clay" Drum Sample
"From Clay" Drum Sample Track number: 2 Year: 2019 Album: Unknown Genre: Rock
This is a sample from the last band I played for. Unfortunately, the album will not be available until next year, so I am unable to comment on the title or other details regarding the song. The part highlighted is the interlude in the middle of the song. The band is still active in Missouri and can be found on Spotify under "From Clay".
Little Touch Sample
Little Touch Sample Track number: 1 Year: 2019 Album: Running on Thin Ice, Vol. 1 Genre: Other
Here is a sample from the latest project I was commissioned for. A friend and local artist in Arkansas had me record the drums for this song. His name is William Pierce and owns/wrote the song. You can find him on Soundcloud and other streaming services! Albums is "Running on Thin Ice, Vol. 1"
I Got Mine by The Black Keys - Instrumental
I Got Mine by The Black Keys - Instrumental Year: 2011 Album: N/A Genre: Rock
This is one of the earliest recordings I have of myself. Recorded senior year of high school when I had first started playing with people. I had played a lot on my own before this, but this is probably the first instance of me playing with another human. Good times!
Scratch-Track Example Year: 2016 Album: N/A Genre: Other
This was an old synth scratch track I played to with a previous band. Since that band still uses that song, I won't release a full instrumental version. I did write the drum part for the song, so I am uploading it so people can hear a sample of my drumming. It was recorded on an electronic drumset.
Drum Machine - Dungeon Level
Drum Machine - Dungeon Level Year: 2016 Album: N/A Genre: Other
I was fiddling around with a drum machine last year and wanted to create something that looped well and sounded like it should be in a video game. Although this isn't a good example of a song exactly, I think it sounded neat and decided to upload it. Both bass guitar and drum sample were created by myself.
Tascam Demo Year: 2016 Album: N/A Genre: Other
I made this while figuring out my Tascam. I haven't really touched it since, but I think in the right hands it could become something larger.