Elliott Murphy

Elliott Murphy

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

I've released over 30 albums these past 35 years all over the world and I play 100+ concerts per year. Artists who have contributed to my albums include Bruce Springsteen, Phil Collins and The Violent Femmes and I have joined Bruce onstage in Paris many times. I am Paris based.

Biography

More then thirty years have passed since the release of Elliott Murphy’s first album AQUASHOW in 1973 and since that time Elliott Murphy, singer-songwriter, rock troubadour, indefatigable road warrior (over 100 shows a year!) and prolific author of fiction has always proven his dedication to his music and his commitment to his growing legion of fans. Elliott began his career by winning the New York State Battle of the Bands (1967) followed by a troubadour like odyssey in Europe where he played on the streets in Amsterdam, Paris and Rome (1971) including a bit part in Federico Fellini’s film “Roma” (1972). Returning to the US he quickly secured a recording contract and following the critical success of AQUASHOW (1973) came in quick succession LOST GENERATION (1975) (Produced by Doors producer Paul Rothschild), NIGHT LIGHTS (1976) (featuring Billy Joel), JUST A STORY FROM AMERICA (1977) (featuring Phil Collins and Mick Taylor) and many others albums. In 2006 the prestigiuous UK magazine UNCUT featured a full page article on AQUASHOW as an “album classic.” Murphy is also a published author of various collections of short stories, the most recently being CAFÉ NOTES (Hachette 2002) and two novels COLD AND ELECTRIC (1990) and the neo-western POETIC JUSTICE (Hachette (2005.)

His thirtieth album NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND (2008) features 11 new original songs and features Olivier Durand on Guitar with The Normandy All Stars and performances by keyboard legend Kenny Margolis and Eliott Murphy’s son Gaspard.
www.elliottmurphy.com

Discography

ELLIOTT MURPHY ALBUMS:
1 AQUASHOW (1973)
2 LOST GENERATION (1975)
3 NIGHT LIGHTS (1976)
4 JUST A STORY FROM AMERICA (1977)
5 AFFAIRS (1980)
6 MURPH THE SURF (1982)
7 MILWAUKEE (1985)
8 CHANGE WILL COME (1987)
9 PARTY GIRLS & BROKEN POETS (1984)
10 LIVE HOT POINT (1991)
11 APRES LES DELUGE (1987)
12 12 (1990)
13 IF POETS WERE KING (1992)
14 UNREAL CITY (1993)
15 DIAMONDS BY THE YARD (1992)
16 PARIS/NEW YORK (1993)
17 SELLING THE GOLD (1995)
18 UNREAL CITY (1995)
19 GOING THROUGH SOMETHING (1996)
20 BEAUREGARD (1998)
21 APRIL (1999)
22 LA TERRE COMMUNE (2001)
23 SOULSURFING2002
24 RAINY SEASON (2002)
25 LAST OF THE ROCK STARS (2002)
26 STRINGS OF THE STORM (2003)
27 NEVER SAY NEVER (2004)
28 MURPHY GETS MUDDY (2005)
29 COMING HOME AGAIN (2007)
30 NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND (2008)

Set List

SET LISTS include current songs along with classic songs from my large catalog and the occasional Dylan, Stones, Velvet or Doors cover