Murphy James

From: £250
Verified bookings:  14
Reviews: 8
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Price from: £250
All quotations will cover 2 x 1 hour sets with a 15 minute break, P.L.I & a P.A.T certified Full P.A system. Prices will vary dependent on distance and time needed. Extras include music to be played from Murphy's iPad. • Local Pub Gig (within 15 miles) 2 x 1 hour sets = £250 • Local Pub Gig (within 30 miles) 2 x 1 hour sets = £300 • Private Parties & Weddings (within 30 miles) 2 x 1 hour sets = £500 • Private Parties & Weddings (within 60 miles) 2 x 1 hour sets= £650 Murphy plays all over the UK so is always willing to travel. Murphy is always open to enquiries and has also done weddings abroad.

Hi there, my name is Murphy and I'm a full time professional singer/acoustic guitarist.

I have a vast repertoire that stretches from 60's till today's charts and have been performing on a full-time...

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Hayley Grinter

13 Jan 2018

Can’t recommend Murphy enough, he was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Incredible voice and got us girls up dancing all night. He made the hen one very happy lady, highly recommend Murphy so much so, that then when I set my wedding date I want him to be our live entertainment 5* all round.

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8 Sep 2018

WE had an amazing day and Murphys set was the perfect end to our day, as the bride I literally didnt even notice him arrive and set up! But heard it was super quick and Murphy was happy to go where we wanted him. Everyone commented on how good he was and how much they enjoyed having him play. Would highly recommend murphy! Thank...

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Steve hogan

20 Aug 2017

Murphy was brilliant!! Not only did he get the party Started, he kept it buzzin ..

he was very professional throughout the process, from the first contact through the planning to set up on the night.. will use him for our next party

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Debbie Kennedy

1 Sep 2018

Murphy was excellent. He was very warm and friendly. He was also flexible as I had other entertainment that ran over time, he was not fazed . He happily adjusted his play time and was open to any requests. All my quests commented on how impressed they were with Murphy, as they left . I would definitely hire Murphy again and will...

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Carl Kirby turner

13 Dec 2016

Murphy James was brilliant! He played almost non stop from the moment he arrived. He was prompt and set up very quickly and had really good PA which makes a big difference. Everyone enjoyed the choice of music he played and he took requests too. If you're looking for a rocking good time we'd definitely recommend Murphy he wa...

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Who are your previous clients?
• Held a 5 year residency with Royal Windsor Racecourse up until 2017. • Resident musician for the Ministry of Defence at the Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Barracks (Wellington & Victoria), as well as Aldershot & Warminster. • Was asked to headline the Tour de France concert in 2014 to 16,000 people.
What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
An extremely eclectic repertoire of songs that can cater for all ages.
Can you play at my charity event?
Although it is always best to contact Murphy direct to discuss this, the simple answer is that Murphy already supports several charities and does a lot of fundraising for charities that are close to his heart and therefore, free work cannot be accepted.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
If the booking is for 2 hours, I play for an hour, take a 15 minute break and then play a second set of 45 minutes. If you require longer, each set will be 45 minutes followed by a 15 minute break every 45 minutes thereafter.
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
If it is possible for me to learn it, I will learn it. ie. don’t ask for Bohemian Rhapsody.
How much space do you require?
Preferably 15 square foot but can adapt.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
Yes. Always.
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
Murphy works with his own PA System and does not have lights.
How long do you play for?
A typical gig is 2 hours with a 15 minute break. Murphy can play for as long as you like but the fee will obviously reflect the length of time he is required for (not necessarily singing).
How can event planners pay for your services?
Cash or Bank Transfer on the day of the event is preferable. No cheques.
What kind of events do you usually serve?
Anything and everything from a pub to a stadium.
What are the highlights of your career?
Having unexpectedly sung with Stevie Wonder’s band.
Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
Acoustic Guitarist/Singer playing covers from 60’s to Now
What kind of music do you play?
A little bit of everything is the best answer. Murphy plays to the audience unless asked to play in a specific style. Country, Rock, Pop, Ballad etc. it's all covered.
I need music for longer than 2 hours. Can you provide this?
Yes, Murphy can literally play for as long as you need. With a vast repertoire of over 2000+ songs, time isn't an issue.
Which areas will you travel to?
Murphy performs all over the UK and beyond.

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