Pete Murray loves the Gladstone crowd, back for more
PETE MURRAY must have loved Gladstone so much last time he has decided to come back.
After the highly successful sell-out Feeler Anniversary tour with the Stone Masons in 2014, Pete Murray has hit the road again to perform the Yours Acoustically national tour.
Thirty-three cities across the country, including Gladstone, will host the musician while he performs his first solo acoustic tour in Australia.
Pete told The Observer although he had solo acoustic tours internationally, touring Australia acoustically would be a whole new experience.
"This is definitely a first for me," he said.
"For me, it feels like by doing the tour I'm giving back to the fans who have supported me over the past decade.
"Performing acoustically has been fantastic so far. It's a very intimate experience with the audience and I'm loving it."
Pete said the performances had been very laidback and about giving the audience what they wanted to hear.
"Once I get on stage it's not going to be me deciding the songs," he said.
"I'll listen to what the audience wants, what they call out and what type of music they respond to best.
"The energy and vibes I have been getting from the performances have made me want to start up a band again. The audience loves all of the older music. It's a great feeling."
Pete said he hoped to play a few of his new songs, which would feature on his new album to be released in 2016.
"While I'll mostly be performing the older songs, I want to play a few of my new ones too," he said.
"My new songs have a very upbeat feel to them, with the incorporation of some drums in the background.
"I'm super excited to see how the audience likes them and responds to them. It really is a whole different flavour to what they will be used to."
Pete said the last time he visited Gladstone he was welcomed warmly and was looking forward to performing at the Harvey Rd Tavern again.
"The crowd was amazing in Gladstone," he said.
"Everyone was having a great time singing and dancing to their favourite songs.
"I'm hoping when I come back in December it will be just as good or even better."
Although the singer had performed in front of tens of thousands of people, Pete said he had no preference to smaller and larger crowds.
"The great thing about smaller crowds is that it's a very personal and intimate performance," he said.
"But performing in front of bigger crowds is a whole different type of energy, which is really fun."
Pete will be performing at the Harvey Rd Tavern on December 3.
Tickets are selling fast, so get in quick at petemurray.com.