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, professional basis for the past 15 years since the age of 17.
I have a summer residency every year at Windsor Racecourse as well as being the resident musician for the Ministry of Defence at Victoria (Windsor Castle), Wellington (Buckingham Palace) & Aldershot Barracks.
I am a regular featured artist at both Westfield London & Westfield Stratford Shopping Centres. As well as performing at restaurants for the likes of Antony Worrall Thompson & Jamie Oliver, I have also played parties for Fearne Cotton & Jo Whiley.
In 2014 I was asked to play as the main act at the Tour de France for the after event entertainment in Yorkshire to 16,000 people and in 2015 was given an Endorsement by Cole Clark Guitars who are also represented by Snow Patrol, Jack Johnson & Ben Howard to name a few and was also asked to represent London Live Music in The Dot London Awards (headed by Sarah Willingham of Dragons Den).
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch by replying to this message or by using the contact details below.
I know over 2000+ songs and am always adding more material on a weekly basis. If you need a specific song played for a wedding/party etc. that's not a problem so long as it can be done acoustically. This really is just a sample of my covers, the list goes on and on.
Bill Withers - Ain't no sunshine Bill Withers - Lovely Day Cranberries - Zombie Cranbverries - Linger Lynard Skynnard - Sweet Home Alabama Nizlopi - JCB Song Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond - Red Red Wine Jeff Beck - Hi Ho Silver Lining Stereophonics - Just Looking Stereophonics - Dakota Stereophonics - Mr. Writer Stereophonics - Local Boy in the photograph Michael Jackson - Man in the mirror Coldplay - Yellow Coldplay - The Scientist Coldplay - Green Eyes Coldplay - Fix you Coldplay - God put a smile on my face Oasis - Wonderwall Oasis - Don't look back in anger Oasis - Champagne Supanova Oasis - Little by little Oasis - Sunday Morning Call Oasis - Songbird Oasis - She's electric Oasis - Slide Away Oasis - Half the world away Oasis - Talk tonight George Harrison - Got my mind set on you Elbow - One day like this Snow Patrol - Run Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars Snow Patrol - Chocolate Snow Patrol - Open your eyes Razorlight - America Razorlight - Golden Touch Embrace - Looking as you are Embrace - Ashes Embrace - Gravity Radiohead - Creep Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees U2 - With or without you U2 - One U2 - Angel of Harlem U2 - All I want is you U2 - The Sweetest thing Green Day - Good Riddance Green Day - Boulevard of broken Dreams Elton John - Crocodile Rock The Monkees - Last train to clarksville The Monkees - I'm a believer The Monkees - Daydream Believer The Proclaimers - 500 Miles The Beatles - Saw her standing there The Beatles - Get Back The Beatles - Back in the USSR The Beatles - I want to hold your hand The Beatles - Come together The Beatles - Ticket to ride The Beatles - She loves you The Hoosiers - Worried about ray Rod Stewart/Cat Stevens - First Cut is the deepest Rod Stewart - Handbags & Gladrags Seth Lakeman - White Hare Turin Brakes - Painkiller Turin Brakes - Underdog Tracey Chapman - Fast Car Tracey Chapman - Revolution Starsailor - Good souls Starsailor - Alcoholic Starsailor - Silence is easy Robbie Williams - Let me entertain you Robbie Williams - Angels Paul Weller - Broken stones Paul Weller - You do something to me Paul Weller - Wild wood The Jam - That's entertainment Queen - Fat bottomed Girls Pink Floyd - Wish you were here Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the wall Ed Sheeran - A-team 4 non blondes - What's up The Commodores - Easy Kings of Leon - Use Somebody Kings of Leon - Sex on fire Kings of Leon - Beautiful War The Kooks - Naive The Killers - Mr. Brightside Steve Miller Band - The Joker Ocean Colour Scene - The Day we caught the train Goo Goo Dolls - Iris Damien Rice - Cannonball Damien Rice - Volcano Damien Rice - Nine crimes Damien Rice - Can't take my eyes off of you Glen Hansard - Falling Slowly Mumford & Sons - Little lion man Travis - Flowers in the window The Eagles - Hotel California The Eagles - Take it easy Van Morrison - Brown eyed girl Van Morrison - Moondance Van Morrison - Have I told you lately Doobie Brothers - Listen to the music Prince - Purple Rain Nilson - Everybody's talkin' Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Zephyr song David Gray - Babylon D\avid Gray - Be mine The Script - Man who can't be moved Third eye blind - Semi charmed life Adele - Hometown glory Adele - Set fire to the rain Credence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising Credence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary Elvis - Wonder of you Elvis - Hound Dog Elvis - Burning Love Smokey Robinson - Tracks of my tears Al Green - Let's stay together Marvin Gaye - Heard it through the grapevine Paul Simon - You can call me Al Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs. Robinson Bastille - Pompeii Bastille - Rhythm of the night Keane - Somewhere only we know Emile Sande - Read all about it The Verve - Drugs don't work The Verve - Lucky Man McFly - All about you The Lumineers - Ho Hey The Cure - Love cats Small faces - Itchycoo Park Bad Company - Feel like making love Frank SInatra/Bobby Darin - That's life Christie Moore - Black is the colour Christie Moore - Ride on Steve Earle - Galway Girl Fleetwood Mac - Go your own way Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere Yazoo - Only you Katy Perry - Roar Lightning Bolt - Jake Bugg Bob Marley - No woman no cry Bob Marley - Waiting in vain Daniel Merriweather - Red R.E.M - Losing my religion Deep Blue Something - Breakfast at tiffany's James - Sit down James - Laid The Undertones - Teenage Kicks Erasure/ Wheatus - A Little respect Jason Mraz - I'm Yours Jason Mraz - I won't give up Jackie Wilson - Reet Petite Avicii - Hey Brother The Calling - Wherever you will go Swedish House Mafia - Don't you worry child Rozalla - Everybody's free The 1975 - The City Seal - Crazy Temptations - My girl Mike & The Mechanics - Living Years John Newman - Love me again Gabrielle - Dreams Daft Punk - Get lucky Deacon Blue - Dignity Christina Peri - A Thousand Years David Bowie - Let's Dance INXS - Never tear us apart Foo Fighters - My hero Kodaline - High Hopes Johnny Cash - Ring of fire Del Shannon - My little runaway The Zootons/Amy Winehouse - Valerie Del Amitri - Nothing ever happens The Feeling - Fill my little world Soul Asylum - Runaway train Jessie J - Price tag George Michael - Careless whisper The Hollies - He ain't heavy Paolo Nutini - Last request John Denver - Leaving on a Jet plane John Denver - Country Roads Passenger - Let her go Ray Lamontagne - Trouble Stevie Wonder - Lately Ben Howard - Keep your head up Dubliners - Tell me ma Otis Reading - Sitting on the dock of the bay Nancy Sinatra - These boots are made for walking Ben E King - Stand by me Bob Dylan - Knockin' on heavens door Blink 182 - All the small things Tom Baxter - Better Nina Simone - Feeling good Bon Jovi - Livin' on a prayer Maroon 5 - She will be loved Marron 5 - Sunday morning Eric Clapton - Wonderful tonight And many many more...........
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Jan. 13, 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."
Aug. 20, 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"
Nov. 18, 2016
"Murphy was extremely professional and reliable; prompt arrival and set up all his gear without any fuss. His performance was amazing, everyone commented on how talented he was. His set was perfect with an excellent range of songs to suit all tastes. Highly recommend this guy!!!"
April 21, 2017
"Brilliant guy, was able to step in at literally the last minute. Was prompt, friendly and a marvellous musician. He played across a wide genre expertly. I would highly recommend Murphy, and wouldn't hesitate to use him for an event again."
Carl Kirby turner,
Dec. 13, 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 was really good."