PICS: Nick Murphy at the Observatory North Park

'Talk is cheap' but Fatima Kelley's photos of Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker) at the Observatory North Park on Oct. 21 are priceless.

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Touring in support of his new EP, "Missing Link" (which was released in May), the electro-pop/soul star's show was incredible.
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It's the first album released under the name 'Nick Murphy' instead of Chet Faker.
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Early in his career, he adopted the Chet Faker moniker after people showed up at his gigs thinking he was a different already-established musician also named Nick Murphy.
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According to interviews, Murphy settled on the Faker name as an homage to Chet Baker: "I listened to a lot of jazz and I was a big fan of ... the way he sang, when he moved into mainstream singing. He had this really fragile vocal style."
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He also cites Bob Dylan, Motown albums and his father's "chilled out Ibiza CDs" as influences.
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Murphy -- who hails from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia -- first rose to worldwide prominence after his cover of Blackstreet's "No Diggity" went viral online. It reached No. 1 on Hypemachine in 2011.
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He released his debut EP, "Thinking in Textures," in 2012 to positive reviews. Murphy went to work with several other artists after that, including Flume, MS MR and the Temper Trap.
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In 2014, he released his debut studio full-length, "Built On Glass" -- which spawned three big singles: "Talk Is Cheap," "Gold" and "1998."
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On Sept. 8, 2016, Murphy tweeted: "It's been half a decade since I started releasing music as Chet Faker and all of you have been the driving force behind the music since. There's an evolution happening and I wanted to let you know where it's going. The next record will be under my own name, Nicholas Murphy. Chet Faker will always be a part of the music. This is next."
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When talking with NME, he said about the name change: "“It was a long time coming. When I started Chet Faker it was always a project. It’s been almost half a decade now playing music and doing this and at some point it stops feeling like a project, it’s just my life now. I felt I had to take ownership of the way it was evolving."
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