The Wild Murphys
If your taste in music lies on the lively side of Irish, The Pogues, The Dubliners, The Saw Doctors, Floggin' Molly, The Dropkick Murphys, Brendan Shine, Nathan Carter, The Fureys and even the odd Foster and Allan now and again, then this is the group for you! - They're not a folk band, they're not a ceilidh band, they're not even a rock band, they are an out and out Irish music group, playing some of the greatest Irish classics in their own inimitable style, no-one is doing this selection of songs in this lively a style anywhere in the UK today!
Despite none of the members of the group being from Ireland (Like many a good Elvis tribute not being from Graceland), The Murphys have played at some of the biggest and most prestigious events not just in the UK but all over the world and have been accepted as a true Irish tribute act purely through their clear love and passion for performing that type of music, they have performed in Benidorm, Greece, Dubai, Germany and Las Vegas as well as being the darlings of the UK racecourse scene playing nearly all of the major courses and events on the racing calendar. Middi started the Wild Murphys as a duo back in 2005 with one simple goal in mind, to play Irish music that was impossible to not like.
Over 12 years and with a few line-up changes along the way "The WIld Murphys" have risen to be one of the liveliest, highest rated, most professional and hardest working Irish group in UK today? Put quite simply, this trio of reprobates play great Irish songs with punch and pace. Middi Murphy is the quintessential frontman, a fantastic singer with a razor sharp wit playing guitar, accordion and mouth organ (not all at the same time!)
With John on live guitar and Ryan on live bass their unique sound is backed up with studio recorded drums (Ben Tutt: Valvetones, V8's) Fiddle (Sophy Ball: BBC folk award winner) and Piano (Tony Davis: Prelude) giving them the sound of a 6 piece band but with the affordable price tag of a trio. They come armed with a PA system that can handle anything from a bathroom to Wembley stadium and have received constant glowing feedback not just about their performance but also their personalities and their professionalism, these are great guys playing great music.