joe murphy

joe murphy

 Adelaide, South Australia, AUS
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

My music is a mix of folk, acoustic rock, roots and electro. I write songs about people , places , loves and losses and i do it all for the simple reason that i love it!

Biography

Music has always been a part of my life for as long as i can remember. My dad was mad into his music and i guess in many ways it rubbed of. I played around with most music styles eventually working mostly on acoustic music which came most naturally. I began to first start to write music in the year 2000 but at the time really didnt have the time to fully pursue it. After a short period years later of playing small gigs with a duo back in Dublin i moved to live in Adelaide and started immediately to throw myself into the Adelaide music scene. Adelaide gets a lot of bad press for its admittedly very quiet band and music scene but i have found since i have been here that it is a small but thriving population of musicians with great talent. I became whats known affectionately in the business as an ""open mic slut. If their was an open mic or a place to perform your music i was there. I met some facinating people many of whom i have since collaberated with. In 2006 i joined the Nereeda band playing a whole new brand of funk rock. It was an exciting time for the band playing regular shows at the Govener Hindmarsh, Jade monkey and releasing our first EP to a sold out "jive". it was a great experience playing with a group of such talented musicians. In early 2008 i left the band to pursue my solo career. I immeadeately started recording my first solo EP. I was lucky enough to meet Manny Kechayas a drummer from melbourne who brought a whole new feel to the music. The eP is due for release in early 2009. I was brought up with a mix of 70s music and my dads love for jazz. I have always kept an open mind to all types of music from metal, classical to techno! I think in an era were so much music is produced to death and often sounds the same that it is time to experiment! i am striving to achieve a sound genuinely mine something new and exciting.
2009 will be a big year with more CD releases and tours planned.

Lyrics

Jolies world

Written By: Joe murphy

Watching my friend
Lying asleep on the sofa
She’s looking kinda peaceful just there
You can tell by the look on her face

There something good going on in jolies mind
There’s something good going on in jolies mind
I think you’re going to find

What was it that happened today that made her happy
I bet it was something she hadn’t planned
But her smile is so infectious
There must be something good going on in jolies mind

She’s been praying for such a long time now
And she’s been hoping for a miracle to happen somehow
She’s been telling her friends about her dreamtime
I think you’re going to find
I think your going to find

There something good going on in jolies mind
There’s something good going on in jolies mind
There’s something good going on in jolies mind
I think you’re going to find

the summer song

Written By: Joe murphy

Look around at the harshness turned green
A new lease of life is flowing in the streams and the creeks swollen rivers
That are running through the veins of our state
And I turn around and stumble down your beaches
Were the waters making friends with the land and teaching it to understand
Why we love love and cherish this place
Chorus
Something in the way you looked at me that reminded me of summer
And something in the way you moved through the water reminded me of summer
The way your mood reflected on the water reminded me that summer
Is only ever three months away

Hills tumble down into suburbs of wealth
Tree lined streets good living good times and good health tell a story
Of a sun kissed society blessed by someone kind
An enchanted place to go and free your mind

Chorus

Keep the water moving
And keep the water flowing
On the sands that you walk on
The sands that you walk on are the past coming back for us to step all over
Its like that feeling I get when im looking to find something special
And I think that ive found it and it’s right on these shores

Chorus

Live and love a little

Written By: Joe Murphy

Don’t listen to the voices calling
Don’t notice the summer leaves falling
Don’t speak of those who failed you
Turn and embrace the one who loves you

Don’t deny yourself the answers
Don’t pretend that nothing matters
Don’t ever think of those small few
Who never treated me like you do

Live and love a little
Live and love a little

Reach out touch me now
Wouldn’t matter now if I were blind
Reach out and kiss me now
Ill take that everyday if you don’t mind

Don’t reply to those who hurt you
Don’t deny that it don’t bug you
Don’t believe that alls against you
Turn and see the beauty out there

But sometimes that past
Comes back to jaunt you
It has no less fear
Than it did back then

Not even the future
Can make that go away
It’s the fear of the feelings
That make it this way

Slide on

Written By: joe murphy

I got myself a cold drink
And watched my tracks in the sand
Who cares what I really think
Im just one man
Well that’s what made me laugh out loud just a little in jest
Why not live to be with you and forget about the rest
Cause ive seen the change in you
And your eyes tell it too

You gotta
Just let it slide
Just let it slide
Just let it slide
Cause if you don’t its always going to be on you mind

Got myself a green dream
Felt the cold of the sea
Must have been a good dream there was no water round me

Cause ive seen the change in you
And your eyes tell it too
You gotta
Just let it slide
Just let it slide
Just let it slide
Cause if you don’t its always going to be on you mind

Crazy as you

Written By: joe murphy

Secret organization
Someone must rescue the cause
And dangerous occasional liaisons
Are wondering who to call

Cause I think im going crazy
I think im going crazy
I think im going crazy
But ill never be as crazy as you

She wasn’t looking for me she was looking for agent x
Turns out he wasn’t looking for more than sex

Cause I think im going crazy
I think im going crazy
I think im going crazy
But ill never be as crazy as you

Sleep intrigues me
Like unconsciousness pleases me
Bringing about a days end
You are tiredness my best friend

My eyes close in excited rooms
Awaiting dreams are coming soon
Thoughts travel in impossible places
Lying still thinking the pulse races

The reality returns in awakening
The story no longer takes time
Another day dawns in the making
Embrace it like you are mine

Cause I think im going crazy
I think im going crazy
I think im going crazy
But ill never be as crazy as you

Freedom

Written By: Joe murphy

The wind is howling down George’s st
But Christmas time brings some light and some cheer
The character bursting from the people you meet
And the gypsy kids singing bout Dublin’s fair city

Well I turn back as the tree branches crack
And the rain is dripping down my chest
But still smile are around in this dirty old town
As the cameras flash on molly Malone

So I think im going to take a walk through the temples of bars
Were the genius drinkers get in there cars
The buses are crammed from door to door
And there are no natives around anymore

I turn around and see the heads bowed down
And everyone is avoiding my eyes
Smiles are around but only in our grounds
Our safety in our family ties

Our city will always give freedom
Our city will always give freedom
Our city will always give freedom
But not if it’s going to take it away

Im going to head back down Grafton Street
Were the buzz of the beings enthralled by life
Hides away the arrows pointed at the immigrants
As divided by our history and our lives

Well I turn back as the tree branches crack
And the rain is dripping down my chest
But still smile are around in this dirty old town
As the cameras flash on molly Malone

Chorus

Under the same skies
We walk in disguise
Hiding behind some age old lies
But we welcome you to our jagged shores
And wonder why you didn’t come here before
A city of chaos covers a city of faith
A city of passion that keeps us safe

Chorus

Discography

EP due for release early 2009.
Jolies world ' music video' released early 2006
on you tube.

Set List

I play a bit of both i have a huge range of covers spanning thirty years of artists. I play 10-12 originals at every gig cover or original. Sets can range between 1-4 hours.