Interview: Neil Murray’s songwriting process

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The lockdowns and restrictions on public life that have kept Australia’s artists and entertainers confined to their homes, have also given them time to create and self-reflect.

One of these artists is Neil Murray. The former guitarist and founding member of Warumpi Band – a solo musician in his own right – is one of Australia’s most highly regarded songwriters.

He received the 1995 APRA Song of the Year award for My Island Home, which was also listed among APRA’s Top 30 Australian songs of all time.

Isaac Everett catches up with the distinctly Australian songwriter from his rural Victorian home, to get an insight into his creative process and learn how he has managed being in lockdown.

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