ABOUT THE WILD MURPHYS
The Wild Murphys are a very lively Irish covers group based in the north east of England. Over the last 15 years Middi and his group of raggle taggle misfits have unquestionably become one of the most popular Irish music tribute groups in the UK. The band started as a duo in 2005 with one simple goal in mind, to play Irish music that was impossible to not like. From humble beginnings playing in small pubs and clubs they quickly moved on to playing private events like garden parties and weddings. In 2010 they started playing corporate events and were soon picked up to headline Irish theme days on racecourses, they have to date played all but 6 of the racecourses in England, Scotland and Wales and have played multiple times on some of the most famous racecourses.
Despite none of the members of the group being from Ireland, The Wild 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 in 2010 they competed in the international Irish band competition in Las Vegas coming 3rd out of 38 acts.
They are one of the most popular and busiest Irish tribute bands in the UK playing up and down the country at private events and racecourse. They are also currently touring in 3 theatre productions "One night in Dublin" which features and all live 8 piece band playing classic lively Irish songs and
"The big country music show" (Formally known as 'One night in Texas') a wow-factor packed country music extravaganza with a full live band a 3 singers.
The 3 and 4 piece line up of the Wild Murphys are available for private events. If you're having a Wedding, Birthday party, Anniversary bash, Funeral Wake or general all round knees up and your taste in music lies on the lively side of Irish, The Pogues, The Dubliners, The Saw Doctors, Flogging Molly, The Dropkick Murphys, Brendan Shine, Nathan Carter, The Fureys, etc. 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!
Our Current Touring Productions
THE ULTIMATE IRISH
MUSIC TRIBUTE SHOW
A celebration of the music of Ireland. For over 15 years the Wild Murphys have been regarded as 'The best Irish band to never come from Ireland' and now they bring their all live show to the stage in 'One night in Dublin' a full on rollocking production featuring fantastic and lively versions of all your favorite Irish classics such as Galway Girl, Tell Me Ma, Irish Rover, Seven Drunken Nights, Dirty old town, Wild Rover and many many more. Infused with some stories and instrumental performances this is simply a great night out for fans of Irish music. The show has been highly reviewed by both the public and critics and is now in its 5th year of touring.
EVERYTHING IS BIGGER IN TEXAS
This is one of the biggest country music productions in Europe and features not one, not two, but three award winning singers in front of an all live eight piece band featuring fiddle and banjo. All of this is staged on outstanding wild west themed set design and is a two hour spectacular of classic country music by the likes of Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker, Johnny Cash, John Denver, Alabama amd many many more with an encore of country party songs guaranteed to send you out of the theatre with a smile on your face.
So dust off those spurs
and mosey on over!
A LIVE CELEBRATION OF THE
MUSIC OF GARTH BROOKS
With 19 number one hits, 9 number one albums and over 170 million album sales, it’s hard to overstate the popularity of country music megastar Garth Brooks. This affectionate tribute show features covers of all the classic hits including, ‘If tomorrow never comes’, ‘Friends in low places’, 'The thunder rolls’ and of course ‘The Dance’. It also features the UK’s leading tribute to Trisha Yearwood, Garth’s backing vocalist and support act for over 30 years, as well as a major recording artist in her own right, scoring a huge hit in 1991 with the timeless ‘She’s in love with the boy’.
Meet The Team
Singer / Guitar / Accordion / Show Production
Piano / Keys
PAUL 'GRIFF' GRIFFITHS
Banjo / Mandolin / Pedal Steel Guitar
Wagon Driver / Monitor & LX Engineer
(Country Music Show)
(Country Music Show / Garth Tribute)
(Country Music Show / Garth Tribute)
Piano / Keys
PHIL & SUE ARMSTRONG - BOOK EM DANNO
RACHEL VENIARD - BETH NICHOLS MARKETING
KATHERINE KAMPS KILGOUR - BRIGHT MEDIA
ROSIE AXTON - STUDIO36
Social Media Content Management
Social Media Promotions
CAMILLA CROSS - DOPM
Online Advertising Management
You can hire the Wild Murphys 3 and 4 piece group (Middi, Tony, Sophy, Tim) for your private event.
For over 20 years we've been performing at all kinds of events
and last year we passed the milestone of playing at over 3000 weddings. We've also played in 64 of the times magazine top 100 wedding venues in the UK. We routinely play for private events in Ireland and all over europe too.
But it's not just weddings we do, we perform for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Funerals / Wakes and general p*ss ups (Sometimes in breweries!)
We're a firm favourite for on racecourses, in fact we've played at all but 6 of the racecourses in the whole of England, Scotland and Wales!
Beer festivals are another good place to put the Wild Murphys, our unique upbeat take on Irish music certainly lends itself to beer drinking.
If you're holding an event and your taste in music lies on the lively side of Irish, The Pogues, The Dubliners, The Saw Doctors, Flogging Molly, The Dropkick Murphys, Brendan Shine, Nathan Carter, The Fureys, etc. then this is the group for you!
We try and always be competitively priced and we play some of the greatest Irish classics with energy and enthusiasm, no-one is doing this selection of songs in this lively a style anywhere in the UK today!
If you'd like a quote then just drop us an email to email@example.com or use the contact form on the website and we'll let you know our fee and availability.