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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.

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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 2 theatre productions "One night in Dublin" which features and all live 8 piece band playing classic lively Irish songs and

"One night in Texas" a wow-factor packed country music extravaganza with a full live band a 3 singers.  

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

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THE ULTIMATE IRISH 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 4th year of touring. 

See the video trailer below and for more information, tour dates and ticket links visit the dedicated website at www.onenightindublin.com

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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!

See the video trailer below and for more information, tour dates and ticket links visit the dedicated website at www.onenightintexas.com

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Band Members

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MIDDI

Lead Singer

Guitar - Accordion

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TONY

Piano

Backing Vocals

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SOPHY

Fiddle

Backing Vocals

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RUCK

Acoustic Guitar

Backing Vocals

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TREVOR

Drums

Percussion

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GRIFF

Bass

Backing Vocals

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FAY

Flute

Saxophone

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TIM

Banjo

Pedal Steel Guitar

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PAUL

Sound Engineer

Crew

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PHIL

Wagon Driver

Crew

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You can hire the Wild Murphys 4 piece group

(Middi, Tony, Sophy and Ruck) 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 middi@wildmurphys.com or use the contact form on the website and we'll let you know our fee and availability.

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