Australia’s very own Chet Faker (aka Nicholas Murphy) made waves in the underground with a recorded version of Blackstreet’s ‘No Diggity’ that he made for a group of friends in 2011. So good was the version of the track that it quickly spread, earning a number 1 spot on indie blog aggregator Hype Machine. With this, Chet Faker as we know it was born.
Splitting time between soulful vocals and electronic music production, Nicholas brings these together in a completely unique fashion to create his very own distinct Chet Faker sound, adding his own soulful vocal to the mix to cap it off.
His debut EP brought together his love of analogue electronics and live instrumentation and was released in Australia, the UK and the USA to widespread acclaim, so popular in his homeland that it reached gold status in Australia.
The EP was just the beginning of a seemingly upward rise for the prolific artist. Seemingly consistently selling out shows around the globe, picking up awards and radio play in an ever-growing number of places, his debut album ‘Built On Glass’ has proved what was apparent from the beginning, Chet Faker is a song writing talent that needs to be heard, and we’re super excited to have him on the Field Day bill.Listen