Holiday Murray on stage @ Oppikoppi 2011

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On Saturday afternoon at Oppikoppi Unknown Brother I made my way to the main stage after watching Van Der Want & Letcher perform on the Skellum stage. Holiday Murray are a folk rock band from Cape Town. James Tuft, Ellis Silverman, Justin Davenport and Chris Carter are the members of the band. In February of 2009 these 4 Cape Townian boys with similar musical backgrounds formed the group.

They shared an interest in a variety of musical styles and a mutual passion for sound and expression. The group began writing their own material in the months to follow. All of them were studying at the same university and the 4 found plenty of time to ruminate on absurd topics and listen to music together. In November 2009 they played their first show in a small Cape Town bar.

Their sound draws from a strong affinity for acoustic instruments and vocal work, an interest in folk melody and rhythm, and the inescapable aggregate of rock music. I snapped this photo of Holiday Murray at Oppikoppi 2011 and it has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant for the 15th of August 2011.

Watch this space for updates in the Photography category on RWR.

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