Mitch Murray is one of the UK’s top speechwriters and is the absolute master of the sharp one-liner woven into a skilful and amusing speech.
Starting out in the music business, Mitch was the talent behind several number one hits. His first major successes came when he wrote ‘How Do You Do It?’, first recorded by The Beatles but made a number one hit by Gerry and the Pacemakers, and their next number one, ‘I Like It’. More successful songs included ‘You Were Made for Me’ and ‘I’m Telling You Now’ for Freddie and the Dreamers, and songs for The Tremeloes, Georgie Fame, Cliff Richard, Manfred Mann and Tony Christie. Mitch then went into producing, and as Tony’s producer was responsible for ‘Is this the Way to Amarillo?’. He also established his own record label, Bus Stop.
In 1964 Mitch wrote How To Write A Hit Song, which famously inspired the 12-year-old Sting to begin his songwriting career.
Since his own comedy hit single, ‘Down Came the Rain’, Murray has established a reputation for comedy in many areas, including voice characterisation for films and radio advertisements, as well as for after-dinner speaking. Murray is now regarded as one of Britain’s leading professional humorous speechwriters, and has written several best-selling books on the subject including Mitch Murray's One-Liners For Weddings and Mitch Murray's One-Liners for Speeches on Special Occasions.