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Wild Murphys


Bass Guitar.


The Wild Murphy’s are regarded by many as "The best Irish group to never come from Ireland" - The group was formed by the short, fat, enigmatic frontman, award winning vocalist and amazing story teller, Middi, who has been performing Irish music for the past 20 years. The current line-up and format was formed in 2005 and to date has played to over 150,000 people, at more than 1700 venues, in 6 countries across the globe. in 2010 the Murphys came 3rd out of 38 groups competing for the title of international Irish group of the year in Las Vegas, USA. Their 3 summer seasons in Zakynthos, Greece was hailed as "The best Irish show Greece had ever witnessed" (HMERA News, Entertainment Review) They have extensively toured the UK, done gigs in Spain, Dubai and have also entertained for the armed forces of Germany, England and America.

The current line-up features the incredibly talented John "Fingers" MacRae on acoustic lead guitar, Originally from Glasgow, John comes from a folk music background and toured the circuit heavily during the 70's and 80's as solo, duo and also as a backing musician in many of the popular bands on the stages at that time.

The line-up is completed by the slightly disturbed and always medicated Simon "The Bassman" Whitmore, the only one of the Murphys to have ever had a burger named after him! Simon is truly one of the great bass players of our generation, there's no style he can't play and is often called into other groups as a session musician both on stage and in the studio

Between them, the Murphys have around 70 years of experience in the music performance industry and the "Causing Hangovers" show is truly one of the most professional of its type on the road today. They cover great Irish songs from the likes of the Pogues, the Dubliners, the Saw Doctors and many others. With upbeat renditions of "The Irish Rover", "Galway Girl", "Seven Drunken Nights", "Tell Me Ma", "The Wild Rover" and loads more to get your hands clapping and your feet stomping. Including a couple of stunning acoustic versions and some side splitting stories and one-liners collected from nearly a decade on the road together, we personally guarantee you will have one of the most entertaining nights around.

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Member since:
Dec 13 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
40 years


pogues, saw docs, floggin molly, popes, dubliners.

Members Of Band

Middi - Simon - John


EV ETX 4 box system 8000w
DB Sigma outdoor array 8000w
Line 6 digital wireless Microphones, instruments transmitters, Ear monitors