Guitarist Mike Murray is an up-and-coming force in the burgeoning scene of Toronto musical 20-somethings. Drawing from influences ranging from John McLaughlin, Tosin Abasi and Mike Stern to Robben Ford, Tony Rice and Michael Landau, Mike’s versatility and musicality has made him a desirable player in the rich Toronto musical scene.
Originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Mike was a relative latecomer to music and guitar, picking up the instrument for the first time at the age of 16. Two years later he moved to Toronto to attend Humber College’s Bachelor of Music program, where he studied with such players as Ted Quinlan, Tony Zorzi, Emile D’eon, Rob Bulger and many others. He graduated in 2014 with honours, and was the recipient of the Ted Quinlan Guitar Award for outstanding performance.
In addition to Snaggle , Mike can be seen performing with numerous groups around the GTA in a variety of settings including the John Cheeseman Jazz Orchestra, progressive metal band Earth’s Yellow Sun, Latin folk group Tayua, various freelance situations and many more. He is also an avid educator and has many students in a variety of educational formats. He is completely dedicated to pursuing his own musical improvement and is looking forward to continuing to grow his own credentials through future education and experience.