Cheryl Murdock | Starting Fires

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Starting Fires

by Cheryl Murdock

A blend of edgy pop and rock with honest singer-songwriter grit and dynamic vocals.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Starting Fires
4:24 $0.99
2. Big Shoes
3:50 $0.99
3. I've Waited So Long
2:47 $0.99
4. Breathe Again
4:39 $0.99
5. Hold On
3:41 $0.99
6. What Have I Said?
3:18 $0.99
7. On The Inside
4:53 $0.99
8. This Is Me
3:42 $0.99
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Album Notes
In 2004, Cheryl Murdock released her debut solo CD, "Starting Fires," which turns the spotlight on her powerful, lush voice and evocative lyrics. Cheryl nails each rock song in place, effortlessly moving from sultry vulnerability to "against the wall" strength. "Starting Fires" showcases Cheryl's range with edgy pop, rock, and Texas-flavored melodic singles.

Cheryl's command of different styles garnered her and fellow Austin songwriter Slade Crabtree five nominations covering four musical genres in the recent Austin Songwriters Group Songwriting Contest. Expressed through Cheryl's stirring vocals, their songs won awards in two categories, including first place in pop.

Cheryl's original songs reflect an emotional honesty appealing to all listeners. Hard-won insights, satisfying accomplishments, and new starts are all facets of her live and recorded songs. In addition to the title track on the "Starting Fires" CD, Cheryl's signature songs include "Big Shoes," "I've Waited So Long," "Breathe Again," and "On the Inside."

A native Texan, Cheryl's been singing since she was a preschooler, memorizing radio tunes and making up songs-excellent early training for the accomplished vocalist and songwriter. Born and raised in San Marcos, Texas, she started singing in her first band, Permanent Smile, when she was 17. She soon joined the group Second Glance, which played original songs in San Marcos and Austin, including clubs on the famed Sixth Street. Second Glance released two albums and attracted major label attention.

After settling in Austin, Cheryl next performed briefly with a local cover band before forming the band Shine. Shine developed a strong following and Cheryl continued to hone the songs that eventually found a permanent home in her solo "Starting Fires" CD.

Cheryl's now performing under her own name with talented band back-up-recent shows include a performance before thousands at an outdoor festival. Winning more recognition than ever for her songs and musical ability, Cheryl is poised for continuing growth and an even higher level of solo achievement.
~Karen Roller - 2004



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beautiful voice
Cheryl has a wonderful voice, both sultry and powerful. This CD is great beginning to end. Great recording, mixing and bass playing as well.

Ande Rasmussen

Excellent CD / Amazing Singer
I've really enjoyed Cheryl's CD. My favorite tune on it is track 7 "On The Inside." She is an amazing singer. Her voice is clear and powerful yet she has a sexy vulnerability. I've heard her perform live and she's terrific.

caravanmusicpromotions UK

Perfection !
This album by Cheryl Murdock is perfection on a cd ....every track rocks along like an old friend sat beside you on a long journey, you are glad they are with you!! This is my favourite cd baby artist to date.

Mary Ann

Out of this World Talent
This cd is one of the best I've ever heard. It is in my cd player all the time.I never leave home without it. It's well work the price.


Wonderful, Inspiring, Beautiful
This CD is really worth getting. The songs are wonderful and the lyrics inspirational. I have had the pleasure of seeing Murdock in person and her voice is truly a GIANT. She has the best of both worlds, whether it's her soft lulling tones or her belting out those high notes, this album is a true pleasure to listen to.