San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Alex McMurray spent a lot of time as a teenager jamming to classic rock records on guitar. When he played in his first New Orleans bands as a college student he was known for his shredding guitar solos. He started writing songs around this time to entertain his friends over marathon games of Yahtzee. He soon developed a collection of songs with jazzy changes and an easy swing that tell stories of eccentric characters that became the basis of his group Royal Fingerbowl. Alex's has released several records of his original material containing songs that are touching and sensitive and some that are downright hilarious.
He is a prolific performer. When he's not performing out of town he can be found leading his groups The Valparaiso Men's Chorus, The Tin Men or the occasional Royal Fingerbowl reunion. Alex also appears as the guitar player with many groups in New Orleans and can be found on numerous local independent recordings as a featured artist or songwriter.