Neil Murray, Bass guitar
(Bassist Neil Murray during the Sun Studio session with The Fluffy Jackets in the autumn of 2011, recording the Fighting Demons album. Copyright: the image can be used FREE, if the following information is clearly dispayed: "image courtesy of The Fluffy Jackets")
Neil Murray (b. 27. August 1950) shot to fame as the original bassist with Whitesnake, playing on all their albums from the 1978-beginning, right up to and including their highly successful “1987” album. He has also been a member of Gary Moore’s band (1982-3) and a member of Black Sabbath for 3 years in the late 80s and mid-90s.
An in-demand session musician, Neil Murray is known for having worked with a long list of rock stars over the years such as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Ozzy Osbourne, Sting Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Brian May, Queen, Gary Moore, Peter Green, Paul Rodgers, Robert Palmer, Ian Gillan, John Martyn, Scorpions and Michael Schenker – to mention a few..
Neil Murray was also part of the band for the West End musical “We Will Rock You” for many years, celebrating the music of Queen.
He has also been known to tour regularly with his ex-Whitesnake colleagues Bernie Marsden and Micky Moody in a number of different Whitesnake-related outfits through the years, including M3 and Company of Snakes. His latest band project is Snakecharmer, an all-star lineup featuring Laurie Wisefield, ex Wishbone Ash, Harry James of Thunder, Adam Wakeman and Chris Ousey of Heartland.
The Fluffy Jackets have been extremely fortunate to work with Neil Murray ever since our first EP ( “The Fluffy Jackets”, 2007). He performed with The Fluffy Jackets on the award winning debut album Fighting Demons (2014, Cargo Records), and also plays on two tracks on Something from Nothing (2019)release, as well as appearning in the accompanying documentary. We are thrilled to have him playing on our records – his bass lends a lovely melodic vibe to our songs.