Daniel Ward-Murphy

Daniel Ward-Murphy

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Daniel is a nu-folk, alt-country pop singer/songwriter, whose songs and performances combine strong, infectious melodies with a distinctive vocal style and superb arrangements. His band line up includes stunning female vocals, double bass & percussion, to create a unique and captivating sound.

Biography

Earlier this year, Daniel became the first UK solo artist to release an album via Sellaband.com. The album 'Until The Morning Light' was financed entirely by 1000 of his fans – each eager to pre-order copies of the album and get him into the studio with a $50,000 recording budget. The album was produced by the fantastic Tony Platt and has received great reviews and acclaim to date.

Daniel prides himself on maintaining personal contact with as many fans as possible and the live shows he and his superb band have played at venues in the UK and Holland have helped him to meet many of his supporters face to face, as well as winning over hoards of new ones every time they play. Daniel’s live shows are something very special indeed and show genuine performances from real musicians.

“I get up on stage in the first place because I believe in the songs. I am lucky to be surrounded with great musicians and I think we all enjoy listening to each other as we play. The enjoyment is infectious and it transmits itself to the crowd. It’s just a group of musicians having fun, playing some good songs and playing every gig like it is their last one.”

Praise for Daniel:
"an artist in splendid synchronicity with his band"
In The News

"...infectiously good songs..."
The Irish World

"'A superb debut....emotionally charged, stripped down pop/folk songs that pack a punch…..Ward-Murphy has a bright future in front of him….Expect to hear more from this guy…."
Entertainment Focus

"Daniel Ward-Murphy is forging his own path to success..."
Playmusic Pickup

“a very strong debut LP”
Indie London

"...an accomplished debut....Melodically strong and with enough of its own character to stand out from the pack..."
Bournemouth Daily Echo

"Ward-Murphy is an excellent vocalist able to strike a balance between warm delicacy and surging power."
The Music Magazine

www.danielwm.com

Lyrics

The Queen Of Something New

Written By: Daniel Ward-Murphy

I need a reason to follow,
I need a reason to go,
I need a thought I could do without.
Stop turning the whole world over,
you’re only king for a day,
but all of these things make me scream and shout.

We were sitting by the riverside,
there was no one but me and you.
You were looking like the universe,
I was watching you the whole goddamn way through.
We talk on the phone, oh but I don’t know what I can say anymore,
only a sound for you.
In some other dream, don’t you wanna be the queen of something new?
In some other dream, I do.

Give me the pain in the morning
but give me a dancefloor tonight,
give me a song I can sing about.
I’ll stay till the night is over,
I’ll only sleep in the day,
I’m gonna shine like a burning star.

We were sitting by the riverside,
there was no one but me and you.
You were looking like the universe,
I was watching you the whole goddamn way through.
We talk on the phone, oh but I don’t know what I can say anymore,
only a sound for you.
In some other dream, don’t you wanna be the queen of something new?
In some other dream, I do.

I’ll take the night but I want the morning, I want the morning.
I’ll dream tonight but I want the morning, I want the morning.
I know your eyes but I want the morning, I want the morning.

We were sitting by the riverside,
there was no one but me and you.
You were looking like the universe,
I was watching you the whole goddamn way through.
We talk on the phone, oh I don’t know what I can say anymore,
only a sound for you.
In some other dream, don’t you wanna be the queen of something new?
In some other dream, I do.
Call it obscene, oh but there has never been another one quite like you.
Somebody tell me it is true.

She's A Knockout

Written By: Daniel Ward-Murphy

I don’t want to talk now,
I want to be savoury,
but you’ve got a smile that’s affecting me.
I’ll stay in the bottle room
and you seem carefree,
but I’ve got seven ball history.

All by myself, I’ll slip inside the ocean for a change.
Don’t let me fall, so turn it on, turn it off,
show it off and get ‘em off in the boxing ring.

She’s a knockout,
she goes left-right-jab in my face,
you were down-right-cross with my space
but you’re the only one who’s gonna lay me out tonight.
She’s a knockout,
she goes left-right-jab in my face,
you were down-right-cross with my space
but you’re the only one who’s gonna lay me out tonight.

I don’t want to talk now,
no I want to be savoury,
well you must be the queen of your family tree.
I will stay in the bottle room
‘cause you seem there for me
but I’ve got a seven ball,
a seven ball history.

All by myself, I’ll slip inside the ocean for a change.
Don’t let me fall, so turn it on, turn it off,
show it off and get ‘em off in the boxing ring.

She’s a knockout,
she goes left-right-jab in my face,
you were down-right-cross with my space
but you’re the only one who’s gonna lay me out tonight.
She’s a knockout,
she goes left-right-jab in my face,
you were down-right-cross with my space
but you’re the only one who’s gonna lay me out tonight.

She’s a knockout,
she goes left-right-jab in my face,
you were down-right-cross with my space
but you’re the only one who’s gonna lay me out tonight.
She’s a knockout,
she goes left-right-jab in my face,
you were down-right-cross with my space
but you’re the only one.

She’s a knockout,
she goes left-right-jab in my face,
you were down-right-cross with my space
but you’re the only one.
She’s a knockout,
she goes left right jab in my face,
you were down right cross with my space
but you’re the only one who’s gonna lay me out tonight.

Flame

Written By: Daniel Ward-Murphy

I’ve got a new flame it’s burning, burning, burning, burning.
I’ve got a new flame it’s burning, burning, burning, burning.

Turn out the light, I don’t wanna talk tonight.
I just want to get away, maybe take a little holiday.
Well it’s gonna be hard with a backpack and a credit card
but no more endings and no more sweet pretending.

I’ve got a new flame it’s burning, burning, burning, burning.
I’ve got a new flame it’s burning, burning, burning, burning.
I’ve got a new flame it’s burning, burning, burning, burning.
I’ve got a new flame it’s burning, burning, burning, burning.

Well I jumped out the car looking like a superstar.
Put your hands where I can see
the magic that’s in front of me.
Well you’re gonna go far with a ten-year stretch of a movie dream,
- no more waiting or your contemplating.

Don’t you fade away, you gotta go, you gotta go, you gotta go
when the ocean is calling.
You’re too good to stay, you got it all, you got it all, you got it all
and everybody knows it now.

I’ve got a new flame it’s burning, burning, burning, burning
I’ve got a new flame it’s burning, burning, burning, burning
I’ve got a new flame it’s burning, burning, burning, burning
I’ve got a new flame it’s burning, burning, burning, burning
I’ve got a new flame it’s burning, burning, burning, burning
I’ve got a new flame it’s burning, burning, burning, burning

Sweet Anne Boleyn has gone and lost her head again.
She’s running with another guy,
who kissed the girls and he made them die.
Well she should have gone far but the power got the best of her again,
and is it all worth something in the end?

Act Of Defiance

Written By: Daniel Ward-Murphy

Way Down, underneath the pier,
the boy drowned all the missing years.

Sing it loud and give the attitude away.
Turn around - stay here, come back, tell me -
what’s your name girl?

I’m a little bit crazy,
none of you scare me, none of you phase me,
I’m going out to the city tonight
ain’t coming back till the morning light.
I don’t care if the people wanna rock it,
I don’t care if they wanna go home.
I’ll stay ‘cause there might well be a lock in
and I’ll sing this on the way back home.

Stay strong, let them know you’re here to stay.
The same sweet goddamn song can blow them all away.

Sing it loud and give the attitude away.
Turn around - stay here, come back, tell me -
what’s your name girl?

I’m a little bit crazy,
none of you scare me, none of you phase me,
I’m going out to the city tonight
ain’t coming back till the morning light.
I don’t care if the people wanna rock it,
I don’t care if they wanna go home.
I’ll stay ‘cause there might well be a lock in
and I’ll sing this on the way back home.

Maybe its time to go, time to go home.
Take this legend all the way, all the way home.
Maybe its time to go, time to go home.

I’m a little bit crazy,
none of you scare me, none of you phase me,
I’m going out to the city tonight
ain’t coming back till the morning light.
I don’t care if the people wanna rock it,
I don’t care if they wanna go home.
I’ll stay ‘cause there might well be a lock in
and I’ll sing this on the way back home.

I’m a little bit crazy,
none of you scare me, none of you phase me,
I’m going out to the city tonight
ain’t coming back till the morning light.
I don’t care if the people wanna rock it,
I don’t care if they wanna go home.
I’ll stay ‘cause there might well be a lock in
and I’ll sing this on the way back home.

Discography

'Until The Morning Light' - debut solo album.

'The Queen Of Something New' - debut single
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRQ3rZkgIIw

'She's A Knockout' - single released July 2009 - radio play at Radio 2 and other stations.

Album is available via Amazon, ITunes, Play.com etc and for streaming on Spotify.

Set List

Live sets typically range from 30 - 75 minutes of original material. Set list will vary depending on venue, line up, audience etc.

Set list likely to be tailored from the following:
She’s a Knockout
You Live Up In The Stars
I Think I Made You Smile
My Beautiful Predicament
Soldier’s Song
Life In The Fold
Under the Wire
In This Fair City
The City Inside
White Decay
The Queen of Something New
S.O.S.
Flame
The Sun Is In Your Eyes
The Liberation Of The Female Kind
The Genius of Myra
Heart On My Sleeve
Act of Defiance