Chris Murphy (Canadian musician)
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Chris Murphy performing with Sloan at the Sudbury Summerfest 2007 in Sudbury, Ontario
November 7, 1968 |
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
|Origin||Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada|
|Instruments||Bass, drums, guitar, piano, vocals|
|Fender Mustang Bass|
Although born in Prince Edward Island, Murphy is commonly associated with Nova Scotia; like his bandmates, he currently resides in Toronto. He helped form the band with Jay Ferguson and is currently the band's bassist and lead singer, occasionally switching to drums or guitar.
Murphy has written several Sloan songs that have been released as singles, including "Underwhelmed" from the album Smeared, "Coax Me" from Twice Removed, "G Turns to D" from One Chord to Another, "She Says What She Means" from Navy Blues, "The Other Man" from Pretty Together, and "The Rest of My Life" from Action Pact.
In December 2005, Chris began hosting a show on CBC Radio 3 with Sloan bandmate Jay Ferguson. Their show was broadcast Saturdays and Sundays on Sirius Satellite Radio station (channel 94). The show has been on hiatus since November 2006.
Murphy has also been featured as a guest juror on the show Video on Trial.
Murphy and his girlfriend, Rebecca Mendoza, have a son named Francisco, who was featured on Entertainment Tonight on December 7, 2007. The two also have another son named Santiago.
In July 2009, Murphy was hit by a car in a hit and run collision while riding his bicycle in Toronto, breaking his collarbone. The incident lent its name to Sloan's subsequent release, the Hit & Run EP.
In 2010, Murphy served as the music coach for the actors in the film Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. The character Todd Ingram plays a red Fender Mustang Bass with white racing stripe, similar to Murphy's.
- Harper, Kate (July 30, 2009). "Sloan Bassist Breaks Collarbone". CHARTattack. Retrieved 2010-04-13.
- Collins, Leah (November 30, 2009). "Hit & running again: Sloan". National Post. Retrieved 2010-03-26.
- Edgar Wright, Michael Cera, and Jason Schwartzman On Set Interview SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
- Sloan official website
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