Johnny Murphy

Johnny Murphy


Johnny Murphy is a man borne of Wexford coasts and Dublin streets. Fascinated by music throughout his childhood, at 16 he set about teaching himself guitar and at 17, moved by the sounds of the Beatles and Van Morrison, he felt compelled to start writing his own kind of music. After moving to Dublin city at the age of 18, Johnny quickly became permanent fixture in the capital’s ever changing music scene.


His music career began like so many before him; performing at open mic nights throughout the city, including long established and well respected gigs such as the Glor Sessions in the International Bar and the Zodiac Session in Bruxelles. Early successes at these open mic nights quickly led to showcase gigs in the Voodoo Lounge, Bewleys and Whelan’s, featured spots on both national and Dublin based radio and support slots for acclaimed singer/songwriters such as Anthony Furey and Fiach.

While Johnny was honing his skills as a live performer he was also recording demos at a furious pace, experimenting with genres, mixing styles and recruiting like-minded musicians to help him forge the sound he was looking for. This current EP, recorded over the course of 6 months, is the culmination of his musical journey thus far and demonstrates Johnny’s gift for melody and ambitious lyrical insight. Johnny writes about his world, what he sees and what he has experienced. As a result, his songs are highly personal accounts of life that will resonate with the listener long after the last note has played.


debut ep "Better In Time"