Category: Profile

Meet Murray Foster- 2018 ETC Labbie

Eclipse Theatre Company What did you have for breakfast this morning? Toast (good bread) with peanut butter and cherry jam. Is that a usual choice? I have that every morning. The jam changes sometimes. People might say that’s boring, but you should remember that Einstein had ten versions of the same suit. Your career in…

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The Inadequate Life Podcast

The Inadequate Life Podcast Murray is best known for his work as bassist in the Canadian bands Moxy Früvous and Great Big Sea. In 2014, he directed the Independent Film, “The Cocksure Lads Movie” which is now being developed into a musical “Chelsea Sunrise” with the Canadian Music Theatre Project at Sheridan College. You’ll hear…

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And Then What Happened?

And Then What Happened? You may not know Murray Foster by name but if you’ve listened to the radio in Canada at any point since 1989 you know his work.  In the early 90’s Moxie Fruvous were the darlings of the Canadian music scene, that is until Nirvana released Nevermind.  Murray talks about how the…

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Meet A Music Creator: Murray Foster

From Re:Sound Murray Foster has spent the last 30 years playing in some of Canada’s most popular bands, including Great Big Sea and Moxy Früvous. He’s toured the world, seen more than one of his albums go platinum, and is still heavily involved in the music scene today as a musician in several bands. When he’s…

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From bass player to community leader to filmmaker, Etobicoke’s Murray Foster brings his 20-year dream to the big screen

By Laura DeSilva Etobicoke Guardian Murray Foster’s fictitious band 20 years in the making is now leading a British invasion in Canada – but it took more than a hard day’s night. The former member of Moxy Fruvous, current bass player for Great Big Sea and field director for Etobicoke’s Our Place Initiative can add…

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From Früvous to film: Murray Foster makes his pitch

By Patrick Langston Ottawa Citizen On Jan. 21, Toronto screenwriter and director Murray Foster – AKA bassist with down-east folk rockers Great Big Sea and, before that, founding member along with Jian Ghomeshi and others of the satiric band Moxy Früvous — pitches his film The Cocksure Lads Movie to CBC’s Dragons’ Den. Foster will…

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