Best known for his 1984 smash “One Night in Bangkok”, actor/singer Murray Head was born March 6, 1946 in England. In 1966, Head made his film debut in The Family Way (1966); the picture also featured his third single “Some Day Soon”, produced by Tim Rice. Tim Rice and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber contacted him to sing the role of “Judas” on the soundtrack to their musical “Jesus Christ Superstar”. Concurrently, he also appeared in the film Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971). The success of both projects launched Head to mainstream attention and, in 1972, he recorded his debut solo album “Nigel Lived”.
Three years later, he resurfaced with “Say It Ain’t So”, scoring an enduring cult hit with the single “Say It Ain’t So, Joe”. Apart from a starring role in 1977’s Madame Claude (1977), he spent the remainder of the decade out of the spotlight, finally returning in 1980 with “Between Us”; two more albums, “Voices” and “How Many Ways”, followed a year later.
In 1984, Murray was tapped to star in the musical “Chess”; his soundtrack performance of “One Night in Bangkok” was released as a single and became a major pop hit on both sides of the Atlantic. He speaks fluent French and continues to act in Britain, France and French-speaking Canada. In 1999, he co-wrote the screenplay to Les enfants du siècle (1999). He returned to the stage in 2003 in the musical “Cindy” in Paris and performs his own music at venues in France and England and in 2020 in Belgium where he will play Le Forum in Liège on 18 March. Tickets on sale now!