About Us

What We Do
We are New England’s top provider of live entertainment for weddings, corporate parties, holiday parties, summer outings, fundraisers, concerts, festivals, bar/bat mitzvahs, grand openings, restaurants/clubs and social affairs of every size. Our company is heavily involved with the most sought after, innovative and reputable bands, soloists, disc jockeys and specialty entertainers in the industry.  

How we do it
Our intimate involvement with our exclusive artists allow us to remain on the cutting edge of musical trends and customer demands.  We constantly strive to increase the standard of quality at the planning and executing phase of every event we produce.  Our full time staff helps clients navigate through the often confusing world of artist selection, creative concepts, pre-event planning details and event execution.

The Results
Our reputation has earned us the honor of being the choice entertainment providers for some of the most discerning clientele, industry professionals and respected venues throughout the Northeast.  Murray Hill Talent carries liability insurance and is licensed and bonded by the State of Massachusetts.
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Facility & Staff

Our seasoned staff is comprised of skilled musicians and music aficionados with strong artistic backgrounds. We know one thing - music - and we are absolute experts in the field.  Our commitment to our clients and business ethics is central to who we are.  We are not a “do it all” type of company. We do not attempt to be experts at event decor, photography, videography, etc. Our company headquarters located in Malden, MA (formerly an ice cream cone factory) combines a traditional office set-up with a full sound production stage/recording studio where we host band showcases, shoot videos, record and even throw a party or two.

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Cory Harding

President
A Berklee School of Music graduate (BA Music Business), Cory has been in the private event entertainment industry since 1997, establishing relationships with thousands of artists, clients, and event planning and venue personnel throughout New England. An accomplished guitarist/songwriter, Harding has recorded and toured in the US and Europe for Warner Brothers and Monolyth Records. Cory is a member of ASCAP & The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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Paul Natale

Vice President/Director of Operations
Paul is in charge of daily operations, accounting, graphic design, promotional editing, and customer service for the company. He is also one of the company’s most popular disc jockeys and supervises, trains and coordinates music for our disc jockey roster. Apart from his office-related duties, Paul is a multi-talented singer-songwriter and music producer.  When he’s not at the office or events, Paul is most likely at home watching the Red Sox, Celtics or Patriots.

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Corin Ashley

Vice President/Senior Account Manager/Musical Director
Corin Ashley has been described by the Boston Globe as “the bride whisperer” and has planned the music for over 1100 weddings and events. He has also been an active performer for over 20 years, traveling all over the United States, Canada and Europe and has recorded and shared the stage with artists such as the B- 52s, Jimmy Cliff, Edwin McCain, Mose Allison, Al Kooper, Ian Hunter, T-Bone Burnett and Eddie Kramer. A Berklee College Of Music alumnus, he has been a judge in the Billboard Songwriting contest, appeared on NPR as a pop music commentator and writes a regular music column for Big Takeover magazine. He has also written music for the television shows “Dawson’s Creek” and MTV’s “Laguna Beach.” Corin lives in Malden with his wife who says that he has more CDs and albums than any normal person could ever need.

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Scott Arrington

Account Manager
Scott brings with him an extensive knowledge of music and an ever-growing collection from any and all genres. He is an expert in written and verbal communication and therefore quickly develops a level of comfort with his clients. His discipline and dedication to managing his accounts makes him a valuable asset to the Murray Hill Talent team. Scott also works the busiest schedule of any DJ in the Murray Hill Talent lineup. His role in the office makes him a prime candidate to simply book your event or to perform at it himself. He is available to discuss your event specifics when it is convenient for you.  At times, that is the most important service a company can offer.

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Tom Pendergast

Account Manager/Guitarist
Tom is a Graduate of Berklee College of Music in composition and arranging and is an active guitar instructor. He teaches all styles of guitar to all ages and levels. He has engaged in private studies with Charles Benarcous, Hal Crook, Michael Gibbs, Jerry Bergonzi, Mick Goodrick, Sal Salvador, and Jon Damien among others. Additionally, Tom has studied Flamenco guitar with legendary guitarist Miguel Guitenez (Madrid, Spain).  His office skills focus on booking small ensembles for ceremonies and cocktail receptions.

He has acted on Boston stage in the role of “The Doctor” in Chekov’s Uncle Vanna, “Thisby” in Shakespeare’s Midsummer Nights Dream, “Prosecutor/Boo Radley” in To Kill a Mockingbird among others. Tom also volunteers his playing for Hospice at Longwood Medical Center.

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Ken Freeman

Club & Concert Division/Bandleader
Ken is a talented guitarist and vocalist for our band Endless Summer.  In addition to his talents,  he also heads up our club & concert booking division, placing our bands, djs and soloists all over the New England area bars, restaurants and night clubs.

 

 

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Ron Poster

Musical Director/Bandleader
Ron is one of our musical directors and star pianist/keyboard players. He is a full time working musician and can be seen and heard playing at many popular jazz clubs around the Boston area.   Ron is also the resident organist  at the Boston Garden for the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics.
Growing up in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, he moved to Boston to attend Berklee College in the late 80’s. When the Bruins or The Celtics aren’t playing at the Garden, Ron is a full time professional musician playing piano and electronic keyboards. Ron also tours nationally playing synthesizer with 80′s pop band Missing Persons.

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