Get Your Groove on with Chet Faker
Chet Faker is the stage name under which electronica musician Nicholas James
Murphy performs. The Australian musician is fairly new on the scene but has been making waves and received a generally positive
response from critics. His particular brand of electronic music draws influences from soul and R&B and is a far cry from
your generic club hit. Get your mitts on some Chet Faker tickets as soon as possible -- this artist is quickly gaining popularity,
and it won't be long before he's selling out shows in minutes.
Like any artist on the rise, Chet Faker
has a packed touring schedule and can be found playing a range of music venues, clubs and festivals. There will be multiple
dates throughout the UK and the rest of the globe, so be on the lookout for a gig near you. With 2014 performances scheduled
for the III Points Festival in Miami, Florida; the Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco, California; the Babylon
in Istanbul, Turkey; the Coronet Theatre in London; The Ritz in Manchester the Art School in Glasgow, fans around the world
will have a chance to see their favourite artist.
Chet Faker chose his stage name in homage to Chet Baker.
Faker is a big fan of Baker's and particularly likes his vocal style. He used to play in a band called Sunday Kicks and was
part of an electronica duo, Knicks. Chet Faker decided not to go by his real name -- Nick Murphy -- as there's already another
Australian musician by that name, and he didn't want confused fans of the original Nick Murphy showing up at his shows. Faker
attributes his eclectic musical taste to his parents, and his influences include Bob Dylan and old Motown albums.
Faker was born Nicholas Murphy in Melbourne in 1988. He takes on the role of both singer and songwriter, as well as being
a producer. As an electronic musician, much of the material for his songs is created using computer software and dropping
in samples and beats from elsewhere. However, he also plays keyboard and piano and uses both in his live performances.
enough, Chet Faker's breakthrough came before he even had a record out. He decided to do a cover of the Blackstreet song "No
Diggity" and put it up online. It went viral and hit the No. 1 spot on the Hypemachine chart in May of 2011. As a result,
he got signed to Remote Control Records -- with which he released the Thinking in Textures EP -- and was later picked
up by Future Classic Records. Thinking in Textures received an award for Best Independent Release from Rolling Stone
at the Australia Awards.
Chet Faker's debut full length album, Built on Glass, came out in
April 2014 and achieved success both commercially and critically. The album hit the No. 18 spot in the UK indie charts but
was even more successful in Faker's homeland, Australia, where it was No. 1 in the mainstream charts. The album seemed to
be a big hit both in the indie press -- it received an applaudable 7.3 score from Pitchfork -- and with electronic and dance
music fans. He has also won a number of awards, including the Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the Australian Independent
You'd be excused for feeling dizzy at a Chet Faker show, as there's a lot going
on. Faker tends to be surrounded by at least three keyboards and a variety of drum machines, sample pads and other gadgets
that are beyond the ken of us mere mortals. Although many of these tracks are entirely digital, they take on a new meaning
played live. There are all kinds of subtleties that don't come across on record, so getting hold of some Chet Faker tickets
is a must for any fans of his music.