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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.

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!​

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Our Current Touring Productions

One night in dublin

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. 

Hire a Texas Band

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!

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Garth brooks Tribute Band

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’.

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Meet The Team

The wild murphys

MIDDI MURPHY

Singer / Guitar / Accordion / Show Production

TONY DAVIS

Piano / Keys

SOPHY BALL

Fiddle

PAUL 'GRIFF' GRIFFITHS

Bass

TREVOR BREWIS

Drums

TIM HOWARD

Banjo / Mandolin / Pedal Steel Guitar

PHIL DODSWORTH

Wagon Driver / Monitor & LX Engineer

PAUL FINLAY

Sound Engineer

BIDDY RONELLE

Singer

(Country Music Show)

DEEANNE DEXETER

Singer

(Country Music Show / Garth Tribute)

MATT CARR

Lead Guitarist

(Country Music Show / Garth Tribute)

BARRY HILL

Piano / Keys

(Garth Tribute)

PHIL & SUE ARMSTRONG - BOOK EM DANNO

Tour Bookings

RACHEL VENIARD - BETH NICHOLS MARKETING

Marketing

KATHERINE KAMPS KILGOUR - BRIGHT MEDIA

Press/PR

ROSIE AXTON - STUDIO36

Social Media Content Management

CNS MEDIA

Social Media Promotions

CAMILLA CROSS - DOPM

Online Advertising Management

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