Murray A. Lightburn


MURRAY A. LIGHTBURN is a composer, musician, performer, and music producer. He is best known as the lead singer and principal songwriter of Montreal chamber rock band The Dears. Hear Me Out is  Lightburn's first proper solo album, following 2013’s experimental concept record MASS:LIGHT.

“I definitely went back and forth about the concept being ‘Murray played everything on this record,’” Lightburn says. “But then I thought, ‘That's probably not what Nat King Cole would have done.”

If such an analogy is unexpected, is Hear Me Out. It’s a lush, romantic strings-and-soul record, unabashedly inspired by ‘50s crooners, ‘60s girl groups, Muscle Shoals, and Motown. From the shimmering “Belleville Blues” to the gospel slow jam “I Give Up” to the Shindig!-worthy burner “To The Top,” Hear Me Out is made up of ten fragile, unforgettably gorgeous pop songs about family, adult relationships and what you might call non-toxic masculinity.

Murray A. Lightburn LIVE in London, UK

Murray A. Lightburn returns to London, UK on December 1st, 2023! Tickets on sale now - click here to buy today!

Murray A. Lightburn's "ONCE UPON A TIME IN MONTREAL" Long Listed for Polaris Music Prize

A huge congratulations to Murray A. Lightburn for being long listed for a Polaris Music Prize! 🌟 Their album "ONCE UPON A TIME IN MONTRÉAL" has been nominated for this award.

The Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit organization that annually honours and rewards artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction. A select panel of music critics judge and award the Prize without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity.

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Murry A. Lightburn writes music for "I Love Movies", directed by Chandler Levack

Envision artist, Murray A. Lightburn, has composed the music for “I Like Movies”’ directed by Chandler Levack . Film out March 10th, 2023 in select theatres across Canada.

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Murray A. Lightburn UK/EURO Tour (2023)

Murray A. Lightburn is going on tour supporting Stars in Europe/UK 2023 
Feb 3 Galway, IRE Róisín Dubh
Feb 4 Dublin, IRE Whelan’s
Feb 5 Cork, IRE Cyprus Avenue
Feb 7 Belfast, UK Ulster Sports Club
Feb 8 Glasgow, UK King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
Feb 9 Leeds, UK Brudenell Presents
Feb 10 Manchester, UK The Deaf Institute
Feb 11 +12 London, UK Lafayette London
Feb 14 Paris, FR Petit Bain
Feb 16 Utrecht, NL Utrecht TivoliVredenburg * (M. A. L.)
Feb 17 Hamburg, DE Knust Hamburg
Feb 18 Berlin, DE Lido Berlin

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Murray A. Lightburn's "DUMPSTER GOLD" - SINGLE OUT NOW

Check out Murray A. Lightburn's latest track “DUMPSTER GOLD” - availble now on most stremaing platforms.

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Murray A. Lightburn performing LIVE in Québec City

Murray A Lightburn performing LIVE!

Join them at Palais Montcalm in Québec City, Canada on November 12th, 2022 at 8:00 PM.

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