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The Jerusalem Blues Band / Bio

April 2014
Mike G Murphy Biography
Mike G. has been writing songs for 35 years. He studied voice at United States International University in San Diego California and has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.
In the last 6 years, Mike G. has released a nine song demo catalog geared toward the pop and alternative markets. An original, You’ll See, has just been completed. "I'd Love to Change the World," a cover, written by Alvin Lee of Ten Years After, is the second song produced for the "Menagerie" album project." The other songs, with the exception of "First Flight Out," are part of the 2010 EP "Man of Misplaced Destiny." The songs are: 100 Years or More, Alone Without You, Bermuda Twist, Multiple Listings, Double Dip and New Play Toy. All songs were written by Murphy with Merry Citoli on Double Dip. Joe Rusinek was the Studio Director and does all the guitars for Mike G. Murphy on all songs. The songs were recorded, mixed and mastered at WM Studios in Chandler, Arizona in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Wade Martin is the Producer. The new release, “You’ll See” was produced in 2013 at SonicPhish Studios with Ken Mary as the producer. All songs can be found wherever downloads are sold.
Mike G. Murphy performed to a sold-out crowd as lead singer in A Musical Tribute to the WHO with Dominic Salerno, Dfactor Dave Murrow and the Crossing 32nd Street Ensemble on October 16, 2010 at Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix, Arizona under the direction of Dr's. Christopher Scinto, Brett Reed and Doug Nottingham. The show was a huge success! Murphy was asked once again to perform with the band for 2 shows in June of 2012. The first show was held at the Desert Botanical Gardens on June 8th and the next night at Joe's Grotto in Phoenix, Arizona. The performances were very well received.
Murphy was asked to be an understudy in 2013 for another show titled, “The Music of 1973” at Paradise Valley Community College. Although he did not perform, Mike G. was ready to step in to replace one of the singers who had been recovering from an unexpected illness. Subsequently, in 2014, Mike G. Murphy was hired to be the lead singer in another Paradise Valley Community College sponsored show, titled “The Music of 1976” with the Crossing 32nd Street ensemble for a three night engagement.
Murphy was a lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for an Arizona original music rock band from 1982-1990. He has performed in front of crowds as small as 10 people to as large as 14,000 people from ages 1-91. The last eight years Murphy has participated as a lead crew member, in a volunteer capacity, for the Phoenix Blues Society. Mike G. Murphy is also a stockholder and Consultant to the youbloom Music Awards Company based in Dublin Ireland, with subsidiaries in the U.K., Italy, Germany, USA and Argentina. He participated in the inaugural youbloom@Dublin festival/conference as a member of the A&R Scout team; reviewing 17 acts of 90 participating from 14 countries.
Mike G. continues to write new material for his upcoming album “Menagerie,” expected to be released in 2015. Checkout Mike G. Murphy wherever downloads are sold.

General Info

Band Members
Joe Rusinek does all my guitars at WM Studios and Sonicphish Studios.
Artist Name
The Jerusalem Blues Band
Home Page
Active Since
Alternative / Rock / Pop

Contact Info

Phoenix, AZ
Grammens Entertainment USA

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