We did a couple of circles around the event and it looked awesome, maybe 40 or 50,000 people.

However, his main interest was in pursuing a career in sports medicine and traveling.

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But before the success of ‘Feeler’ catapulted him into the mainstream, Pete’s music career was still very much on the rocks.

“It took 42 weeks for ‘Feeler’ to go to number one, so it wasn’t an overnight success by any means,” Pete says.

“Everyone had been raving about this album and I had never listened to it start to finish,” Pete says.

“Eight years after it came out I got a random text from Darren Middleton from Powderfinger saying, 'I’ve just been listening to ‘Feeler’, what a great album’.

I wanted this to be an album like that, something you can pull out in 30 years and still hear the feeling in it, rather than something that's dated by the musical fashions of the day." entered the Aria top 50 album charts in 2003.

His reputation was building fast and he started selling out shows in smaller venues.

“Signing for me though still felt really independent; everything I was doing independently I took to the label and ‘Feeler’ was done the way I wanted to do it, nothing was pushed down my throat and I stood my ground on everything, so I still kept what was real to me and that's probably why ‘Feeler’ came out the way it did and they never told me to do anything after that.” Ten years down the track and Pete Murray is perhaps one the most successful Australian singer/ songwriters of this generation; and the same way he started in Melbourne he’s now emulating in Canada as he starts to engage an overseas touring circuit.

“It’s exactly like starting again,” Pete says about doing the overseas touring thing without the support of a major label behind him.

I was around 30 at that stage, struggling, in a bunch of debt; I thought, 'what am I doing?