Biography

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               As well as fufilling his keyboard duties with legendary cover band Captain Spalding, Ken Murdoch is known as Australia’s finest piano man, and is in great demand for Australian Corporate Entertainment.

Currently at Jukes (City) and Wine o clock alternate Fridays.

 With every show he supplies a grand piano (Melbourne only) adding to the atmosphere and class of your event.  

 His 300 plus song list will keep your clients dancing all night. 

  We can also arrange for request slips and songlists for each table of your event on request

 National TV appearances include: · Countdown · Bandstand · Hey Hey It’s Saturday” · “Bert Newton’s GMA · Denise and Ernie · IMT · Wrokdown with Wendy Stapleton  andChannel 10 Morning show


"Ken Murdoch performed at our annual ball and provided a great nights entertainment. His choice of music was just right and he made sure everyone, (all ages) were catered for, I would not hesitate to recommend him in the future". - Janice Warren (Telstra) 

  "I am so glad that I found you ...your entertainment and choice of music really did make my night "one to remember" ...thank you for being part of my celebration ...oh what a night!" - Bronwyn (Wedding)

   “I use Ken regularly every month. The crowd love him and he always gives 110%.  Mez Wood (RSVP Funtions Organiser) 


History

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Ken started playing guitar for John Farnham in the mid 70s. He then went on to form 70s hit makers Taste writing all their material including 4 top 20 singles and 2 top twenty national albums, working to crowds as large as 13,000. Taste was asked by Brit-rock legends Queen to tour America as support. “Boys will be Boys” (written by Ken} was played before all Queen dates in USA. Embarking on a successful piano bar career in the 80s Ken played all major nightclubs and venues across Victoria and interstate playing to large audiences. Played Indonesia, New Caledonia and Japan. In the early 90s Ken then joined show band The Echoes (Formerly - The Blue Echoes) playing keyboards, guitar and vocals. They toured consistently, performing at major Casinos, RSL’s and Corporate venues across Australia to large crowds. Comedy was a major part in the Echoes act, of which Ken was a large contributor. 

Played at Elton John VIP party Played at Pink Floyd VIP party

 Other Projects · South Pacific Song contest winner with “The Loving Kind”, beating 80 other countries. · 

Ken toured New South Wales with Cotton, Keays and Morris as keyboard player in 2001. · Ken supervised all music for 2002 Equestrian Grand Event, which played to over 10,000 people.  · Ken wrote the soundtrack to accompany the Australian Tennis Open to be broadcast around 30 countries around the world. · Completed music for the 2003-04 advertising campaign for YAKKA Australia. · Spent two years as leading piano man for Howl at the Moon Australia, alongside Marty Fields. Formed Pianomania which is a dueling piano Corporate Show with Marty in 2007. · Was selected for top ten best Rock songwriter in John Lennon Song Writer Award 2007 for “Rock is Dead” (Taste). · Was selected in top ten best ballad competition for APRA for “Breathe” (Written by Ken for his late brother) · “Breathe” selected as theme for Cancer Council NSW  · 

  • Is now a member of legendary cover band Captain Spalding 

Clients

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 Clients include Telstra, Coca-cola, Cadburys, Harvest USA, Hawthorn Football Club, Australian Kidney Foundation ball, Queensland’s Club Owners Awards night, Hamilton Island (18 weeks a year) Melbourne :Lion(12 years) Crown Casino, Hayman Island, and many more. 

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