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TJ & Murphy / Bio


"Beautiful harmonies and superb guitar playing”
Bob Harris BBC RADIO 2

Sublime acoustic duo Thomas-Joseph and Murphy. Their beautiful songs and interwoven harmonies mark them out as ones to watch"

“One of the more technical acts guitar wise,everyone present was immediately taken by the tasteful fingerpicking melodies of TJ & Murphy. With their well-received debut album Weary Nights under their belts and playing live sets for several BBC radio stations,the lads are certainly starting to make a real impact on the scene and are eagerly working their way through the recording of their second album. Fans of atmospheric folk music really need to keep an eye on these guys”.

TJ and Murphy formed in June 08. The initial idea was to get together as friends and write some acoustic music, in short - have a jam, the outcome proved much different. The lads had been in a band together in their early teens. This band dismembered only a few months after it started, this was the point their individual musical journeys began. They would not be in contact for some eight years, until a couple of fait meetings, which would in turn lead them embarking on a tour across Europe. It was there a creative musical spark was triggered and a strong song writing partnership was forged. TJ describes it as a “happy accident”. Whatever it was it was the start of an incredible musical journey. On returning home work started on their highly acclaimed 14 track debut album ‘Weary nights’, whilst gigging extensively around the UK and touring Norway. In four years remarkable progress has been made, this has not gone unnoticed by press and radio. Live sets performed on BBC radio Merseyside, BBC Cambridge, Sue Marchant show, Radio Cheshire, Chorley, and Pembrokeshire to name a few. The music even spread as far as Rockland radio (New York). Playing Support slots for top acoustic musicians such as Nick Harper, Stephen Fretwell, Eliza Carthey, Bella Hardy, Kate Walsh and Teddy Thomson. The music from TJ and Murphy is spreading like wildfire, winning a strong fan base along the way and gaining recognition as a must see live act. Recently performing a fleet of summer festivals from the south of England to the highlands of Scotland. The lads will be finishing off the year with a performance at Birkenhead priory as part of the International guitar festival on Saturday 24th November.

General Info

Band Members
Thomas Joseph, Dave Murphy
Artist Name
TJ & Murphy
Home Page
Active Since
Country / Americana / Folk Americana

Contact Info

Liverpool, ENG, UK
Billy O'Malley ( the cat) Mherons@aol.com