Kingsley Chapman and The Murder

Live Act Artrock Rock Melodic
Kingsley Chapman and The Murder - Artrock Rock Melodic Live Act in Stockton-on-Tees

Kingsley Chapman and The Murder Short Info

As frontman and creator of northern English artrock band The Chapman Family, Kingsley flirted continuously between success and failure for a number of years before finally calling time on the group in the summer of 2013.

His new band The Murder take their primary references from the mythology of iconic rock and art. They are a dizzying mix of thundering Viking warrior drums, sparkling avant garde pianos, barbed wire guitars, ominous strings and brass, all underpinned by Kingsley's savage croon.

Their debut single "Lovers" was released in July 2015 on the Too Pure label. It was championed by Steve Lamacq on BBC6 where it won Rebel Playlist and has also been played extensively on XFM and Amazing Radio.

"...phenomenal..." NARC magazine

"...soaring..." The Line of Best Fit

"...unlike anything else you might currently hear." Little Indie Blogs

As frontman and creator of northern English artrock band The Chapman Family, Kingsley flirted continuously between success and failure for a number of years before finally calling time on the group in the summer of 2013.

His new band The Murder take their primary references from the mythology of iconic rock and art. They are a dizzying mix of thundering Viking warrior drums, sparkling avant garde pianos, barbed wire guitars, ominous strings and brass, all underpinned by Kingsley's savage croon.

Their debut single "Lovers" was released in July 2015 on the Too Pure label. It was championed by Steve Lamacq on BBC6 where it won Rebel Playli...

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Past Gigs Kingsley Chapman and The Murder

  • 06 | 2016 Thirsk Willowman Festival
  • 06 | 2016 Wakefield Long Division Festival
  • 06 | 2016 Darlington Music Box Festival
  • 05 | 2016 Newcastle-upon-Tyne Evo Emerging Festival, headlining the Cluny2 stage, 945pm
  • 04 | 2016 Newcasle-upon-Tyne Northern Stage
  • 02 | 2016 Middlesbrough KC&TM at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
  • 01 | 2016 Stockton-on-Tees Kingsley Chapman and The Murder supporting Field Music at The Georgian Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees
  • 01 | 2016 London Kingsley Chapman and The Murder at Pandamonium Festival at The Victoria, Dalston, London

Discography Kingsley Chapman and The Murder

  • 2015 Lovers Single | Too Pure

Media

  • Video Kingsley Chapman and The Mu...
  • Video Kingsley Chapman and The Mu...
  • Sound Olympians
  • Sound Poison Tongues
  • Sound Lovers
  • Sound Guillotine
  • Sound The Children Scream

Origin

  • Stockton-on-Tees GB

Founded

  • 2014

Members

  • Kingsley Chapman Vocals, Guitar
  • Ian Snowball Bass
  • Robbie Major Violin
  • Ben Hopkinson Piano
  • James Leonard Hewitson Trumpet
  • Jonny Snowball Drums
  • Ben Muriel Percussion