Phill McMurtry

Phill McMurtry

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Versatile, dynamic, passionate, without musical borders! Debut Album 'Are we nearly there yet?' + 2nd Album 'Travelling through the Kuiper Belt' available for download at iTunes, mTraks, Napster, Amazon, eMusic, Rhapsody plus many more! Released by WTFD Records - www.wtfdrecords.com

Biography

Phill McMurtry is a classically trained musician originally from Dublin, Ireland although he has been living in the UK for some years now. He writes and performs his own music, which he also arranges and produces. He admires the work of Radiohead, Prince, Mike Oldfield and Daft Punk. He is influenced by classics such as The Beatles, ELO and 70's rock music. His classical training has also exposed him to great Piano composers such as Mozart, Chopin and Schubert. He describes his music as "classical rock" which he feels gives his music a unique intertwining of Classical and Rock sounds. This should not however be confused with the other genre of music termed 'Classic Rock'

Phill started playing Piano at the age of 7 and gained distinctions in all of his grade exams. He gained Grade Eight by the age of 18 and went on to study for and gain Diplomas from Trinity College London (LTCL's) in Piano Concert Performance and Teaching. His most notable classical success was a third place in the Feile piano competition in Dublin. He began playing Guitar at the age of 14.

His rock career began when he played as part of a school band which performed in school concerts and on other occasions. He played electric Guitar and provided both Lead and Backing Vocals. This band evolved into 'The Pearl' which gigged all over Dublin, including 'The Baggot Inn' and many Clubs. Phill had his first taste of a recording studio with this band when they recorded songs that he had co-written with another band member, Enda O'Conner.

He left the band to become a solo artist and follow his own influences. He performed his own compositions at places such as 'The Sound Garden', in the infamous Temple Bar area of Dublin. It was at this time that he auditioned and became an artist for Kevin Hough, an RTE TV Producer. As Phill's agent, Kevin ensured that he was constantly in demand all over Dublin.

Phill then moved to Germany and formed a studio rock band, QED, with whom he wrote and recorded 3 songs. QED were invited to play these songs on Radio Erft by one of the DJ's. This gave the band exposure but they unfortunately split up a short time later due to Phill's eventual return to Ireland.

He then spent the next few years in Dublin and later London where he wrote many songs. He set up the band 'StonePark' which recorded "You've Become A Part Of Me" with Richard Burton and Bob Waiwright (producers of Gina G's Eurovison hit). His musical career was once again interrupted by another move back to Cologne where he spent the time increasing his portfolio by writing more songs.

Phill is now settled in Daventry, Northamptonshire, UK where he has set up a 192-Track digital recording studio using the impressive recording abilities of Digidesigns Pro-Tools HD|3 Accel + Logic Pro. He has released two Albums worldwide and is due shortly to start working on his 3rd Album!!!

In 2005, Phill McMurtry obtained a Record Contract with WTFD Records. His Debut Album 'Are we nearly there yet?' and 2nd album 'Travelling through the Kuiper Belt' are selling on iTunes, mTraks, Napster, Amazon, eMusic, Rhapsody, Musicnet, Musicnow plus many more! Why not check them out!?!

Lyrics

Designer Baby

Written By: Philliph McMurtry

Blue eyes, green eyes,
Blond hair, brown hair,
Big boy, little girl,
White skin, black skin.

Smart boy, dumb boy,
Shy girl, cheeky girl,
Big hands, small hands,
All toes, no toes!!!

Designer Baby (4x),
Yeah, yeah........
Designer Baby (4x),
Yeah, yeah........

Rude boy, tame girl,
Cowboy, cowgirl,
Big brain, small brain,
IQ, 222.

Smooth skin, rough skin,
Cute smile, nice face,
No hair, all hair,
Pretty face, teeth are ace!

Designer Baby (4x),
Yeah, yeah........
Designer Baby (4x),
Yeah, yeah........

Mind Games

Written By: Philliph McMurtry

Look all around you tell me what do you see,
Where are you heading now, oh you want to be free,
You're looking for the answers,
You're dreaming of the future,
Why don't you tell me what you wanted to be,
You couldn't face the truth, so you're destined to be,
Asking the same old questions,
Not knowing you're direction.

Chorus
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Tell me what you're thinkin',
R U out of you're mind, (3x)
U can be confusing,
R U out of control,(3x)
Stop playing those Mind Games,
You're playing Mind Games.

Damn, U can be a maniac,
You're moody and you're changing like the wind,
U never knew where U were heading,
U couldn't even make a living,
I wouldn't hurt U if U knocked on my door,
I'm damned if I'd take the chance,
Just 2 gamble 4 more,
U never knew what U had,
U turned from good 2 bad.

Chorus

Solo

Prologue
 

Why can't I be like you?

Written By: Phill McMurtry

Say what you mean,
Tell what you’re thinking,
Teach me about your life,
Show me all your secrets.

Time, show me how you’re winning all the time,
Time, tell me are you sinning all the time,
Time, teach me how to battle all the time,
Time, show me how you’re winning all the time.

What’s your game,
Tell me your name,
Why can’t I be like you?
Smile once again,
Show me your pain,
Why can’t I be like you?

Time, show me how you’re winning all the time,
Time, tell me are you sinning all the time, (2x)
Time, teach me how to battle all the time,
Time, show me how you’re winning all the time.

Where have you been?
Who were you seeing?
What plans are in your life?
Tell where you are going?

Time, show me how you’re winning all the time,
Time, tell me are you sinning all the time,
Time, teach me how to battle all the time,
Time, show me how you’re winning all the time.

What’s your game,
Tell me your name,
Why can’t I be like you?
Smile once again,
Show me your pain,
Why can’t I be like you? (2x)

Time, show me how you’re winning all the time,
Time, tell me are you sinning all the time,
Time, teach me how to battle all the time,
Time, show me how you’re winning all the time.

Travelling through the Kuiper Belt

Written By: Phill McMurtry

Travelling though the Kuiper Belt?

Verse I
We’re strapped in our seats,
We’re looking up at the sky,
10 seconds to blast-off,
Rockets ignite to take us high,
Mission control,
Do you receive we’re looking good,
We’ve left our Launch Pad,
Our dangerous journey lies ahead.

Bridge I
Rocket booster sequence number 1,
Implementation good,
We’re thinking of our families we leave behind today,
On planet Earth.

Chorus I
We’re blasting through the atmosphere,
The G-force shows the type of fear,
The year is 3020,
Time we have is plenty,
We’re traveling to the Kuiper Belt.

Verse II
Space is all around us,
The moon in front of us shines bright,
100 years of travel,
We keep on moving day and night,
We’re floating round our ship,
Ship’s music playing in our ears,
We make some repairs,
So we’ll improve our time by years.

Bridge II
Suddenly the ship is shaking,
Crew are thrown everywhere,
The damage report is not good,
We’ll have to improvise our way from here.

Chorus II
The wormhole ahead has grown,
We dare to venture in the unknown,
The ship will surely break up,
Time to maybe make up,
We’re traveling to the Kuiper Belt.

Bridge III
It seems that time has ceased and we’re standing still,
10 million mph is showing on our screen,
The light is blinding us, it’s insanity,
We have no concept now of what’s reality.

We don’t know where we are, expectations run high,
The crew change black and white, asteroids fly by,
Is this the Final Frontier, have we reached our goal?
Is this our destination, have we left the wormhole?

Chorus III (x2)
The ship has held together,
Through the wormhole weather,
We’re traveling through the Kuiper Belt.

Dreamer

Written By: Phill McMurtry

Dreamer

Verse I
There she was standing with Clare,
The look in her eyes as she started to stare,
As she looked up to me and she said,
C’mon with me,
Then we went to the local Café,
Which lies by the side of the dock in the bay,
She said “Talk with me babe cause I know, I’m loosing you!”

Bridge I
You are a dreamer,
You write now and then but you never visit me,
You think you love me,
But I know and you know what’s going on between us,
You know I love you,
But you take advantage of me.

Chorus I
Dreamer, dreamer!
You never, you never loved me
2x

Verse II
Then I said,
“Hey girl look at your past, the love that you gave me just couldn’t last”
Then she looked up to me and she said,
“Just listen to me, all the time my thoughts were of you,
the time we made love in Paris [French pronounciation] by the Louvre,
please believe me, I’m beggin you to,
I do really love you!”

Bridge II
You are a dreamer,
You write now and then but you never visit me,
You think you love me,
But I know and you know what’s going on between us,
You know I love you,
But you take advantage of me.

Chorus II
Dreamer, dreamer!
You never, you never loved me
2x

Solo

Bridge
You are a dreamer,
You write now and then but you never visit me,
You think you love me,
But I know and you know what’s going on between us,
You know I love you,
But you take advantage of me.

Chorus III
Dreamer, dreamer!
You never, (you) never loved me,
Dreamer, dreamer!
You never, (you) never loved me,
Dreamer,
You never, (you) never loved me,
Dreamer,
You never, (you) never loved me,
Oh, me, oh, me.

Agnieszka's Song

Written By: Phill McMurtry

Agnieszka’s Song

I went abroad,
Met a very confident girl,
Got to know her little world,
Brave and true honesty,
Was critical to me,
‘I changed her life’ she told,
Talented kind & bold,
She made me feel strong again,
Lookin’ for love, she was lookin’ for love,
She was tired of being used,
Aiming for success, not being abused.

Chorus
This is Agnieszka’s song,
A very clever Polish girl,
Sensitive and generous,
Livin’ all on her own,
Traveling lady,
Sporty by nature,
A very independent girl,
Planning’s her favorite thing,
Waiting for someones ring,
Living in fantasy.

She loved the tunes,
I used to play when she was around,
Romantic emotional sound,
She heard us on the Radio,
The party changed from high to low,
Suffering what I had done,
Hurt and conf used she ran,
She made me feel bad again,
Lookin’ for love, she was lookin’ for love,
She was tired of being used,
Aiming for success, not being abused.

Fantasy Band

Written By: Phill McMurtry

Well long ago there was a boy on his own at the bottom of fantasy hill,
He dreamed of playin' with this Rock Band who had a Piano up there just lying still,
They longed for a magic player so they could play their songs all over the world,
Try to open the magic gates and bring some inspiration within,
With all his might he just about managed it so and quite exhausted asked frantically,
Have I got the talent for the band on this hill or am I wasting time for them and me,
There must have been one thousand keys or more to the top
He had to keep on tryin' struggling can't now stop,
Music give him the power mountain sing him now this sorcery tune.

At five O'Clock the sun will rise some five degrees,
Mountain cast this this spell dare to run boy as fast as you please,

Run along, run to them, join the band be with the men,
Sing this tune, sing it soon, or it will be doom for you,
Don't be scared, look ahead, concentrate on what is said,
Sing your dreams, sing your soul,
Then you'll reach your final goal. (x2)

Well this young boys heart was beating fast like a drum,
There was magic flowin' everywhere,
For every step he undertook a key had lit up,
There was tension brewing in the air,
The band silhouette was rockin' really hard,
Their song was being heard all over the world,
Won't you take a seat young boy and join in the electric harmony,
Well this boy was sitting by the piano playin' good,
The spell transformed his rags into a suit,
He finally was living his ultimate dream,
His harmony was turning stones into fruit,
The seas were tumbling higher and the waves were washin' spray all over the band,
The guitars were screeching louder, there was ecstasy everywhere.

At five O'Clock the sun had risen five degrees,
Now your dreams are here play music that'll please,

Play real good, play with feel,
Make some music that will heal,
Sing this tune, sing it soon, or it will be doom for you,
Don't be scared, look ahead, concentrate on what is said,
Sing your dreams, sing your soul,
Then you'll reach your final goal.

Piano Solo

At five O'Clock the sun had risen five degrees,
Now your dreams are here play music that'll please,

Play real good, play with feel,
Make some music that will heal,
Sing this tune, sing it soon, or it will be doom for you,
Don't be scared, look ahead, concentrate on what is said,
Sing your dreams, sing your soul,
Then you'll reach your final goal. (x2)

I wanna touch you

Written By: Phill McMurtry

I saw her for the first time by the door,
And I realised that I fantasized about her being close to me,
Oh baby can't you really see that I want you here right next to me,
Come dance and party all the time,
Let's talk together and we'll drink the night through with red wine,
Come on baby back to my place,
Sexy dancer show me your stuff, let's get really drunk, come on baby,
Do you want to come up to my room?

I wanna touch you,
I wanna watch you,
I wanna rule you,
I wanna feel you.

She lay there on the bed hands by her side,
As the night began to come alive,
I pulled her body next to mine,
Eyes glued on me for all the time,
She rubbed her legs and gave a sound,
What a feeling lips all moist and round,
I couldn't bear it come on baby, come, come with me,
Move your pussy next to my face,
Come on darlin' show me your thong,
Let's get really horny come on baby,
Do you wanna play all night in my room?

I wanna touch you,
I wanna watch you,
I wanna rule you,
I wanna feel you.

Move your body next to mine,
She whispers in my ear,
Her pussy's wet and horny now,
Cause my fingers wander near,
Her lips are sealed, her eyes are fixed,
It's only a matter of time,
Her face in the mirror,
My hands on her hair,
We both gonna, gonna, gonna come!

I wanna touch you,
I wanna watch you,
I wanna rule you,
I wanna feel you. (x2)

Discography

1) Debut Album 'Are we nearly there yet?'
2) 2nd Album 'Travelling through the Kuiper Belt'

Available on all Major Music Portals such as iTunes, mTraks, Napster, Amazon, eMusic, Rhapsody, Soundoo, Musicnet, Musicnow, SNOCAP plus many more!!!

Electronicatar has been published by Music2Vision. www.music2vision.com Music2Vision publishers described it as "Drivin 4 with ital feel piano. Exciting but slightly dark choir. Tense mysterious yet exciting"

Set List

To view the 23 released songs please visit the above mentioned music portals.