Chet Faker Is Changing His Name

Chet Faker Is Now Going By Nick Murphy

by Abel Shifferaw
September 09, 2016 12:51 AM

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Chet Faker, the Melbourne, Australian born musician known for smooth R&B inspired electro grooves was born Nicholas James Murphy. Yet when Faker started to perform music he came across some problems in regards to the name. There was already another artist with the same name that was more established, which led to confusion. Some people showed up to his shows thinking he was the other Murphy. So, in homage to Jazz legend Chet Baker, getting his pun game up and avoiding any confusion with other similarly named artist (kinda still did that tho), he choose the name Chet Faker. Faker who initially went viral in 2011 with a luscious remix of Blackstreet‘s “No Diggity,” released his first EP, Thinking in Textures in 2012, another EP in 2013 titled Lockjaw, and one more EP with Marcus Marr titled Work in 2015. Faker’s debut studio album Built on Glass was released in 2014. And now Chet Faker, having made a name for himself, will be going back to the name Nick Murphy. Murphy made the announcement via Twitter, saying that his upcoming record will be released under the new (old) name. Scroll down to catch Chet Faker Nick Murphy tour dates.

Chet Faker Nick Murphy Shows:

October 27th @ Pitchfork Music Festival, Paris, France

November 9th @ O2 Academy Brixton, London, United Kingdom

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