Friday, August 9, 2019

Christophe on The Jiggy Jaguar Experience

 Christophe did a quick phone interview on The Jiggy Jaguar Experience last Sunday 8-4-19. Check it out!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Christophe Interview For The Grinder: Metal Coffee PR

1.What is the name of your band and how did you come up with it?
What is your name and what do you do for the band?

 My name is Christophe Murdock. I am a singer/songwriter. I mostly perform solo, but also occasionally as a duo or band. Usually under my own name or when a band name it's “Christophe and the” so people still know it's me. (Example, for the First Jason concert I had a punk band back me up and we were ”Christophe and the Kids From Crystal Lake”)


2.Tell us where you are based and describe the scene. How do you think where you are located influences your sound.

 I am based out of Oklahoma. I'm not sure how to describe the scene... I am kind of all over. At the metal shows, punk shows, country shows... just any live music. I don't feel my location infuences my sound.


3.Who influences your sound that would surprise people?

 I pull my influences from all over. Anything and everything I hear can become an influence. Metal, Punk, Pop, Country, Jazz, the list goes on. I guess one of my biggest influences was my cousin Merle Kilgore, a songwriter and ex-performer that was still in the business. While growing up he really encouraged me in all that I did. I was mostly playing bass in punk and metal bands at the time and he would talk to me and build me up. Growing up his sound also became an influence on my style.


4.Are you endorsed by musical companies , if so who , and if not who would you like to be endorsed by?

 I am endorsed with Coffin Case and Dean Markley Strings. I would like to also be endorsed by Ibanez, Peavey, Fright-Rags and Jim Beam.


5.When you started what was your ultimate goal? And how close to the goal are you now?


 My ultimate goal was never to be a “Rock Star”, I just wanted to make a living and travel. I am not quite where I want to be, but definitely am on my way. I am at the point where music is my main focus, while working at clubs on the side. I hope to increase the amount of touring I do in the coming year.


6.In today's digital environment it takes creative strategy to keep things moving. What creative ideas do you have to keep your band relevant over time?

 

To be honest I am kind of a dinosaur when it comes to this. I am the guy that collects vinyl and VHS. So, I tend to focus on my phyical product more so than my digital. I know there are other collector's out there who still want things to hold in their hand. I try to give my physical releases something unique. For digital, I just let my music speak for itself and try my best to push it and share the word.


7.We've all seen a terrible live band that is awesome on CD. Is that cool with you or do you lose respect for bands that cannot pull it off live?

 I prefer the bands that sound different live. If they sound just like the CD I get bored.


8.Tell us your “core” are you Metal , Rock , Punk , Pop etc because people just have to categorize these days you know?

 Yes. Haha. I have influences from all. I guess my main biggest influences are a mix of Punk and Country. The local press took to calling what I do “Red Dirt Macabre”.


9.This is a tough question but a very real reality, Is your band actually talented or just popular?
Many bands make it with a cliche or publicity stunts etc. Would you accept fame even if it was just because of being the “ in” thing or is it actually important to you that you gain favor with talent?

 I believe I have talent and write good songs. Although, I do see that how good your songs are does not always decide whether your band is popular or not. I would accept  fame however it comes and work with it. You can try to stear your own path, but can't always choose what is thrown at you. I've learned to make do with what comes my way and will continue to do so.


10.Tell us what to expect from you live. Nothing is more boring than watching bands stare at the floor and bob their heads to music nobody but the band knows. What can your band offer in a live setting that people will remember?

 I just try to offer something real. Whether I'm playing something deep or just some of my “fun” songs I put myself into it. As I often play solo, I don't always have someone to play off of. So, I make it real. I put myself into what I'm performing. I think that goes a long way. I won't always win over the whole crowd, but I always win over someone in the crowd.




11. What releases have you put out , When will we see something new?

 I've had a ton of releases in the past. I keep in print my 'Crossroads' EP from 2010 and my'MMXIII' EP from 2013 as well as my new single 'Pray to the Saw' that was just released. I have a Nine Inch Nails cover I recorded a few years back that may be my next release. I plan on putting it out as digital and a limited lathe cut. Probably sometime next year as I am still focusing on 'Pray to the Saw' at the moment.


12. If you have videos where can we see them?

 My videos are on YouTube.


13.Everybody has Bandcamp , ReverbNation , Soundcloud , etc
Why do you think this is so important? Doesn't it seem like everyone is giving everything out for free?

 

There is an overflow here. I feel like I'm drowning in music and it's hard to find what I want because there is so much to go through, but I still feel it's important to have music at these places because that may be how someone finds it. I haven't quite figured out how to stand out in the digital world, especially when there is so much.


14.Best moment of your career so far?

 For me, it was the film 'Son of the Saw'. All I ever really wanted to do was cameo in horror films and write songs for the soundtracks. So here I got to be the titular star and the song I wrote played over the closing credits. It's the best recording I've done to date. The film looks great. I've been very happy with it.


15.Your message to the fans?

 For just a five dollar love donation, you too can own your own copy of “Pray to the Saw”. Just send your check or money order to me today! Remember to Pray or be Prey!


Bonus Question who do you bring back


Dime , Cliff , Dio , Lemmy , Randy

Lemmy. Always Lemmy.


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Saturday, July 20, 2019

"Pray to the Saw" Released Today!

"Pray to the Saw" Is now available on all Digital Platforms! Go to your favourite place for music and get it!

Monday, July 8, 2019

Seeking Human Victims Podcast Features "Pray To The Saw"

 The latest episode of Seeking Human Victims Podcast from One Good Scare Productions is out today and they play Christophe's latest single "Pray to the Saw" and talk about the upcoming First Jason concert at Your Mom's Place in OKC! Check it out.

 It's here! New #SeekingHumanVictims podcast is now up on FRIDAY THE 13TH part 3 (1982)! We talk the origin of the hockey mask, the memorable characters, eye popping kills & more.

iTunes:
https://t.co/g43ArbqC0o
Stitcher:
https://t.co/LjPidxJOly
Spotify:
https://t.co/2hPRMMpCGB

Also featured on this episode, new music from Christophe Murdock - Musician/Actor/Artist with the song "Pray To The Saw" and you horror fiends will love it!  









Sunday, May 12, 2019

'Pray to the Saw' Streaming Now

 "Pray to the Saw", the song written for 'Son of the Saw' is streaming now on Bandcamp. I plan to finally release this for download and on physical copies this July in time for the First Jason show. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Bonnie Parker Memorial Fund

 Our friend Bonnie passed away recently. Bonnie was a wonderful soul that we have much love for. There is a Go Fund Me set up for a memorial and also our Punk BBQ on March 23rd is being dedicated to her. Please check out the links.

Memorial Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/bonnie-parker-memorial-fund

Punk BBQ: https://www.facebook.com/events/2544074228967148/





Saturday, February 23, 2019

The Golden Rule Official Poster

 Here is the official poster for 'The Golden Rule' A Star Swamp, LLC Star Wars fan made fan film, inspired by EA Star Wars game Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes. Starring Sara Moore, Staci Davis, Laron Chapman and David McKenzie with Da'Neille Bishop Roy, Kelsey Glenn, Megan Rich, Joshua Lindsey, Fred Tee, Ivory Moore. Written and Directed by Mike Ransburg Check out the film by clinking the link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zseQ7jAIik&t

For anyone who would like a printable copy of the poster or a copy of the film please email your request to starswampmedia@gmail.com and we will send you a downloadable link. Thank you to our amazing cast and crew, and to all the businesses involved as well everyone who supported this film. Hitting 2,500 views is amazing and more are watching. So far this fan film has been viewed in 13 countries and enjoyed by many gamers and Star Wars fans. We appreciate everyone taking the time to watch our film. May the force be with you...always. Download the game for free and join the fight across the galaxy. Make sure to like the pages tagged in this post and show them support. Poster by Teresa Swallow.