Murray Torkildsen

Murray Torkildsen

Murray Torkildsen

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Murray Torkildsen is a singer and songwriter based in the United Kingdom, who was a member of The Sweeney and also guitarist in John Otway's band.


During the 1980s Murray was a founding member of numerous bands in the Harlow area of Essex, including the popular underground group Real by Real. The band changed line up along the way with Murray always remaining as the core member, until they morphed at the beginning of the 90s into The Sweeney. Torkildsen also played guitar in John Otway's band.Jones, Natalie (2010) "", Denbighshire Free Press, 15 July 2010, retrieved 2011-08-02

Solo Album

Murray released one solo album Sex Lies and Videogames.

The Sweeney

Having worked his way around North America, Britain and Ireland as a solo act, Murray Torkildsen spent summer 1995 working on new material. He formed a band called The Sweeney with two friends, Adam Batterbee (drums) and Sid (bass)."", NME, 26 April 2000, retrieved 2011-08-02 The Sweeney was named after the popular ITV television serial of the same name.

Group Albums

The Sweeney's debut single 'Shut Up!' was released in November 1995. Their second single "Why?" earned a regular spot on John Peel's radio show in early 1996, and was voted into number nine on that year's Festive Fifty."", Keeping It Peel, BBC, retrieved 2011-08-02

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