Chet Faker is an Australian electronica musician.
He has played for a band called Sunday Kicks, and an electronic/dance duo "Knicks".
He has also played under the name of Atlas Murphy. Murphy decided he needed to play
under a stage name after people came to his shows thinking he was a different
and already established musician named Nick Murphy.
Nicholas James Murphy
Also known as
June 23rd, 1988 (age
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
He chose his stage 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—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."