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Have Georgia on your mind

Georgia Murray - Photo submitted
Georgia Murray
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Saturday, Aug.t 16 is the date for Campbell River’s first annual music festival – Rockin’ The Island.

With 10 all-Canadian bands  and artists performing, this year’s talent will deliver an incredible show that all ages will enjoy.

Port McNeill’s own Georgia Murray is one of those talents. Murray, born and raised in Port McNeill, is a singer-songwriter whose 2009 song titled We’ll Never Know was plagiarized by composer Bahnus to create the song Swing for Korean pop star Lee Hyori.

Swing became the number one song in Korea on April 4, 2010.  Murray was later compensated and given a writing credit from MNet Media the Seoul-based entertainment company.

On Sept. 18, 2011, Murray was named one of the eight final contestants vying for $100,000 and a recording contract with Universal Canada on Cover Me Canada, CBC Television’s live music competition series.

She was also chosen by the readers of Victoria’s Monday Magazine as Favourite Hip Hop/R’n’B Artist or Group at the magazine’s annual M Awards.  In June 2011, Murray released a six song EP titled Just a Dream produced and co-written by her partner DWhiz. In May 2012 Just a Dream was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award in the Urban Recording of the Year category.

In June 2012, Murray was selected as one of the top 20 artists in British Columbia to participate in CKPK-FM’s PEAK Performance Project.

She was recently a featured vocalist in the song Hold It Down by Canadian dubstep artist Datsik from his 2013 LP Let It Burn.

On April 1,  Georgia Murray and dj/producer DWhiz launched a new project called LIINKS.

Give Murray a rockin’ welcome on Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Rockin’ The Island. Tickets are on-line at www.tidemarktheatre.com till Aug. 11; then on site at the Music Festival site, 1490 Island Highway North in Campbellton from Aug. 12 - 16.  Tickets are $70 for Adults, $50 for Students, $40 for children 4 – 11 years and free for 3 and under; Family Passes $199 starting July 30.

More details at www.rockintheisland.ca

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