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Chet Faker

Australian Singer & Songwriter

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Chet Faker Biography

Murphy decided to play under a stage name after people came to his shows thinking he was a different and already established musician named Nick Murphy. He settled on the name Chet Faker 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—this really, broken, close-up and intimate style. The name is kind of just an ode to Chet Baker and the mood of music he used to play—something I would like to at least pay homage to in my own music." Other influences he has cited include Bob Dylan, as well as his mother's Motown albums and his father's "chilled out Ibiza CDs".

He first rose to prominence after his cover of Blackstreet's "No Diggity" went viral online, reaching number one on the Hypemachine chart in May 2011. He released his first EP, Thinking in Textures, on 22 March 2012 to positive reviews, being described as "wonderfully loungey" and praised for its ability to "mix subtlety with impressive beauty". The EP was also popular with fans, with its second single, "I'm Into You", landing at number 24 on radio station Triple J's Hottest 100 of 2012.

Faker has worked with several other artists since the release of his debut EP, including collaborations with Flume and remixes of songs by MS MR and The Temper Trap. He was a featured vocalist on Say Lou Lou's "Fool of Me", which was named Best New Track by Pitchfork in May 2013.

On 12 August 2013, Faker released a new single, "Melt", featuring American vocalist Kilo Kish. In November 2013, Flume and Faker released an EP, titled Lockjaw. Faker's debut studio album, Built on Glass, was released on 11 April 2014, preceded by the release of its lead single, "Talk Is Cheap", and its accompanying music video on 11 February 2014. The album debuted at number one on the ARIA Charts.

In January 2015, it was announced that Faker would perform at the Boston Calling Music Festival in May 2015. Later that month, "Talk Is Cheap" was named the number one song in the 2014 Triple J Hottest 100 countdown, while two of his other singles, "Gold" and "1998", also reached the top ten, placing at number 7 and 8 respectively. In June, Faker released a new single titled "Bend", a previously unreleased track intended for Built on Glass. It was promoted by his Australian Built on Live tour in October.

Faker released a new EP, Work, a collaboration with London-based DJ Marcus Marr on 4 December 2015.

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  • What are the speaker fees for Chet Faker

    Speaking fees for Chet Faker, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Chet Faker are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Chet Faker, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Chet Faker speak about?

    Chet Faker is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Arts & Humanities, Music.
  • Where does Chet Faker travel from?

    Chet Faker generally travels from Melbourne, Australia, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Chet Faker’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Chet Faker for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Chet Faker for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Chet Faker or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
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    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Chet Faker Biography

Murphy decided to play under a stage name after people came to his shows thinking he was a different and already established musician named Nick Murphy. He settled on the name Chet Faker 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—this really, broken, close-up and intimate style. The name is kind of just an ode to Chet Baker and the mood of music he used to play—something I would like to at least pay homage to in my own music." Other influences he has cited include Bob Dylan, as well as his mother's Motown albums and his father's "chilled out Ibiza CDs".

He first rose to prominence after his cover of Blackstreet's "No Diggity" went viral online, reaching number one on the Hypemachine chart in May 2011. He released his first EP, Thinking in Textures, on 22 March 2012 to positive reviews, being described as "wonderfully loungey" and praised for its ability to "mix subtlety with impressive beauty". The EP was also popular with fans, with its second single, "I'm Into You", landing at number 24 on radio station Triple J's Hottest 100 of 2012.

Faker has worked with several other artists since the release of his debut EP, including collaborations with Flume and remixes of songs by MS MR and The Temper Trap. He was a featured vocalist on Say Lou Lou's "Fool of Me", which was named Best New Track by Pitchfork in May 2013.

On 12 August 2013, Faker released a new single, "Melt", featuring American vocalist Kilo Kish. In November 2013, Flume and Faker released an EP, titled Lockjaw. Faker's debut studio album, Built on Glass, was released on 11 April 2014, preceded by the release of its lead single, "Talk Is Cheap", and its accompanying music video on 11 February 2014. The album debuted at number one on the ARIA Charts.

In January 2015, it was announced that Faker would perform at the Boston Calling Music Festival in May 2015. Later that month, "Talk Is Cheap" was named the number one song in the 2014 Triple J Hottest 100 countdown, while two of his other singles, "Gold" and "1998", also reached the top ten, placing at number 7 and 8 respectively. In June, Faker released a new single titled "Bend", a previously unreleased track intended for Built on Glass. It was promoted by his Australian Built on Live tour in October.

Faker released a new EP, Work, a collaboration with London-based DJ Marcus Marr on 4 December 2015.

Chet Faker Videos

  • Chet Faker - 1998 - YouTube
  • Chet Faker - No Diggity - YouTube
  • Chet Faker - Gold (Official Music Video) - YouTube

FAQs on booking Chet Faker

  • How do I book Chet Faker to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Chet Faker for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Chet Faker, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Chet Faker or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Chet Faker

    Speaking fees for Chet Faker, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Chet Faker are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Chet Faker, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Chet Faker speak about?

    Chet Faker is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Arts & Humanities, Music.
  • Where does Chet Faker travel from?

    Chet Faker generally travels from Melbourne, Australia, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Chet Faker’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Chet Faker for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Chet Faker for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Chet Faker or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Chet Faker is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Chet Faker for your event is available upon request. Chet Faker generally travels from MelbourneAustralia and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Emmit Fenn, Kiah Victoria, FKA Twigs, Tame Impala and White Denim. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chet Faker for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Chet Faker Speaker Videos

  • Chet Faker - 1998 - YouTube
    Chet Faker - No Diggity - YouTube
  • Chet Faker - Gold (Official Music Video) - YouTube

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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