Hi there! Welcome to our website. We are the Wild Murphys, an award winning tribute band performing lively covers of Irish songs since 2005. We also have two touring theatre shows, 'One night in Dublin' and 'The BIG country music show'
Have a scroll down to find out a little bit about us, information about our productions, photos, videos, latest news, current tour dates and
how you can hire us for your own event.
And don't forget to follow us on social media to keep up with all of our goings-on on the road. We look forward to seeing you at one of our performances.
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 two popular theatre productions "One night in Dublin" which features the full 'Wild Murphys' band (and sometimes Irish dancers too!) playing classic lively Irish songs. While
"The big country music show" (Formally known as 'One night in Texas') is a wow-factor packed extravaganza full of unashamedly old school sing-along country classics.
A 3 piece line up of the Wild Murphys Irish band (Middi, Sophy, Tony) 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! - You can also book the Country band for your own private event, either as the full band or as a four piece made up of two singers backed with live fiddle and keys.
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.
UNASHAMEDLY OLD SCHOOL
SINGALONG COUNTRY CLASSICS
From the band that brought you "One night in Dublin", This is one of the best classic country music productions in Europe and features an amazing band of musicians. Set on outstanding wild west themed staging it is a two hour spectacular of classic country music featuring live fiddle, male and female lead vocals, stunning harmonies and great showmanship. Covering songs by the likes of Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker, Johnny Cash, John Denver, Alabama and many many more it's guaranteed to send you out of the theatre with a smile on your face and a song in your head.
So dust off those spurs and mosey on over!