Murray Lachlan Young

Murray Lachlan Young was born in Washington DC to an English mother and a Scottish father, and is a graduate of the world’s first media performance degree course at University College, Salford.

He is a brilliantly talented, original poet, playwright and broadcaster. Murray is the current poet in residence with BBC Radio 6 music and regularly appears on BBC 5 Live and BBC Radio 4.

His celebrated live performances of poems such as ‘The Life & Death of Art’, ‘Simply Everyone’s Taking Cocaine’ and ‘Casual Sex’ have already entered into contemporary consciousness and established him as a cult figure.  His razer-sharp verse is snappy, witty and richly satirical, but also at times romantic, serious and heartfelt.

He garnered international attention upon signing a million pound record deal with EMI records and has toured with: The Pretenders, Julian cope, Morcheeba. As well as performing on the main stage at Glastonbury and headlining, Latitude, Festival Number-Six plus many other UK music festivals.

Murray has written and performed for Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London and played the legendary CBGB’s  in NewYork.

His modern cautionary tales for children are regularly, read, sung and performed all over the world. View some here:

Murray's latest book Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps with illustrations by Julie Verhoeven was published by Scotland Street Press and has now been turned into a successful play performed all over the country. "The acclaimed Raddlesham Mumps mixes compelling story telling with a brilliant musical score (by Arun Ghosh), oodles of theatricality and a touch of exquisite silliness."