Todd has been playing music professionally for over 10 years. He's played acoustic shows all over the country in Colorado, Chicago, Ohio, Kentucky, Georgia, Charlotte and now resides in Richmond, VA. He previously played instrumental guitar for Gazebo Weddings of Savannah for two years and continues to play weddings and events all over the US. He has been onstage as a part of theater productions such as Spring Awakening, Passing Strange and PostSecret. His repertoire includes music from The Beatles all the way to The White Stripes. He also has a collection of over 50 original recorded songs to choose from. His music was recently featured on the WGN show "Bellevue" starring Anna Paquin.
Very talented! Everyone really enjoyed it!
Response from Todd Murray:
Thanks so much Wanda! I had a great time. Thanks for letting me be a part of your special event.
We hired Todd to play at our party, and we couldn't have picked a better musician! He showed up completely prepared AND on-time... He had all of his own equipment, which sounded awesome, and he brought all the great energy and good party vibes that we needed for the evening! His list of covers was great, but even better is his original music, which is why we booked him. That license plate box guitar is so legit. Definitely brings the cool factor. Highly recommend!
Todd was really great. Played beautifully in the background. He was the fun addition to our dinner!!!
I hired Todd to play at a small outdoor lunch in a converted barn in The Blue Ridge. I was very nervous doing so simply because I'd never heard him, nor did I know someone personally connected to him. From the start, Todd's communication alleviated some of my anxiety, but when he started to play? Perfection!! We could not have chosen a better musician for our event! Not only is he a gifted, talented and diverse musician, he's able to read a group instantly--he knew the right choices, volume, audience involvement--you name it! My only regret? More of our members weren't able to attend the event and hear him! The owner of the venue we rented immediately added him to her "Preferred Vendor" list. I cannot say enough!!
Response from Todd Murray:
Thanks so much Cindy! I had a great time playing at your event. Thanks so much for having me and for all of the kind words. Hope we can work together again soon!
We were so impressed by his talent and charisma. His songs are original and amazing! Totally worth going to see him live!
Todd is incredible! We hired him for a corporate event in Charlottesville, and wow! He was awesome! He provided all of his own equipment, dressed appropriately, very professional, and he provided just the right tunage for our event! Will definitely be using him for our holiday parties!
Todd recently played an event for us - showed up on time, set up all of his own equipment, and played 3 sets for us. Todd is an extremely talented guitarist & singer, and plays a wide variety of classic rock, alternative, pop, and recent hits. We communicated about music selection and he played many songs by our requested bands. A true professional and super nice guy, we would hire him again in a minute, thank you Todd for making it a great night!
Response from Todd Murray:
Thanks for the kind words, Eric! I really appreciate it. I had a great time and the food was awesome! Thanks for having me. I'm glad I got to pull some Radiohead out for you.
Todd did an amazing job at our wedding! We were looking for an acoustic guitarist for the ceremony and cocktail hour and his sound was perfect. He is incredibly easy going and I felt perfectly safe leaving the cocktail hour set list in his hands. He understood the vibe we were going for and just ran with it. He even was willing to learn the song I wanted played as I walked down the aisle. All of our guests had nothing but good things to say either! He definitely helped make our special day perfect!
What to Expect
I like to speak with customers to find out exactly the type of music they need for their event. That can include specific songs, volume, and even what sort of attire would best suit the occasion.
I've played at
-Intimate House Concerts
I generally play 50% covers and 50% originals at my shows, but it depends on what the client is looking for.
I arrive 1 hour prior to start time to set up my sound system and make sure everything is in order.
Todd Murray is a singer/songwriter who also plays under the name Sincerely, Iris. He has a sound that can be summed up best as “road trip music.” It’s a style that’s always changing, and always moving along. Whether it be gypsy-esque or like Kerouac's beat up old truck, shaking down the road at midnight, it is at once comforting, and somewhat unknown. Sincerely, Iris draws upon influences from Jeff Buckley all the way to Billie Holiday. He is sponsored by Breedlove Guitars.
Todd recently completed his new album, “Trouble." This is his 5th album under the name Sincerely, Iris.
Iconic stories of Mark Twain floating on a riverboat or Bonnie and Clyde running from law enforcement weave their way into the writings of Todd Murray’s newest EP, “Trouble.” Murray has always referred to his songs as road trip music, and his latest highly anticipated album is no exception - a sort of vintage Americana.
The last experimental blues album “License Plate Sessions,” which was recorded almost entirely with his homemade 4-string slide guitar, marked a new direction for Sincerely, Iris, but that style seems to have seeped into the music permanently on “Trouble.” From the cold winds of Chicago and the risk of going out on your own to the vastness of the Rocky Mountains, this album takes a look at the bumpy road that is The American Dream.
Murray has been compared, frequently, to Jeff Buckley, and you can hear it in the yearning, almost melancholy of his lyrics and the moodiness of his vocals. "She Moves Me" and the exquisite, waltz-time "Dear Clementine" have echoes of early Gordon Lightfoot, and the spectral images of jazz-era Joni, non-twee Sufjan and early Iron & Wine appear from time to time." - Connect Savannah
Additional Booking Notes
I can provided my own sound system which includes two 1,000-Watt 12 inch JBL Speakers.
Upcoming Booked Events
|October 11, 2019 • 8:30pm - 11:00pm||Rehearsal Dinner|
Past Booked Events
|March 02, 2019 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm||Birthday Party|
|January 15, 2019 • 5:00pm - 8:30pm||Corporate Event|
|August 12, 2018 • 5:30pm - 8:30pm||Wedding Engagement|
AC/DC - Thunderstruck
AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirty Cheap
Allman Brothers - Sweet Melissa
Ryan Adams - It Takes Two
Ryan Adams- Let it Ride
Ryan Adams - My Love For You is Real
Ryan Adams - My Winding Wheel
Ryan Adams - Wonderwall
The Beatles - Across the Universe
The Beatles- Blackbird
The Beatles - Come Together
The Beatles - Don’t Let Me Down
The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun
Beck - Nobody's Fault But My Own
The Black Keys - Tighten Up
The Black Keys - My Next Girl
The Black Keys - Oceans and Streams
Black Sabbath - Para-pigs
The Cars - Best Friend's Girl
The Cars - Drive
Johnny Cash - Ain't No Grave
Johnny Cash - Silver Stallion
Creedence Clearwater - Fortunate Son
Eric Clapton - Running On Faith
Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
The Cure - Love Song
Ray Charles - Georgia on My Mind
Bob Dyan - It's All Over Now Baby Blue
Bob Dyan - I Shall Be Released
Bob Dyan - I Want You
Bob Dyan - Shelter From The Storm
Foo Fighters - Everlong
Jimi Hendrix - Gypsy Eyes
Jimi Hendrix - The Wind Cries Mary
Billy Holiday - These Foolish Things
Don Henly - Boys of Summer
The Killers - Read My Mind
Gregory Alan Isakov - Big Black Car
Gregory Alan Isakov - Words
Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Lynyrd Skynrd - Gimme Back my Bullets
John Mayor - Daughters
Van Morrison - Wild Night
Nirvana - The Man Who Sold the World
Pearl Jam - Just Breathe
Tom Petty - Breakdown
Tom Petty - Crawling Back to You
Tom Petty - Refugee
Tom Petty - Running Down a Dream
Tom Petty - You Got Lucky
Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah
Queens of The Stone Age - No One Knows
Radiohead - Fade Out Street Spirit
Radiohead - Weird Fishes
Josh Ritter - Lillian Egypt
The Rolling Stones - Paint it Black
Josh Ritter - Snow is Gone
Rolling Stones - Wild Horses
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
The Smashing Pumpkins - 1917
The Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight, Tonight
Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the Dark
Bruce Springsteen - I'm on Fire
James Taylor - Fire and Rain
James Taylor - How Sweet it is
The Temptations - My Girl
The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
Weezer - Island In the Sun
Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator)
Gillian Welch - Ruby
The White Stripes - 7 Nation Army
The Who - Teenage Wasteland
Neil Young - Harvest Moon
Neil Young - Heart of Gold
Bill Whithers - Ain't No Sunshine
I will need a dry area to play with a power outlet nearby.