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Montréal, Quebec, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 1996 | INDIE | AFM

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | INDIE | AFM
Established on Jan, 1996
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"Snoop Dogg et Shane Murphy seront à Osheaga"

Snoop Dogg et Shane Murphy se sont ajoutés à la programmation du festival Osheaga, au parc Jean-Drapeau, à Montréal.

L'artiste hip-hop multiplatine Snoop Dogg montera sur scène le dimanche 1er août. Accompagné d'un groupe de musiciens, il s'arrêtera au festival montréalais au beau milieu de sa tournée estivale, qui le mènera aussi en Europe et aux États-Unis.

De son côté, l'artiste blues-rock Shane Murphy sera de passage à Osheaga le samedi 31 juillet. Originaire de Montréal et habitué des clubs de la métropole, il a notamment fait les premières parties d'Ashley MacIsaac, Steel Pulse et Our Lady Peace. Un nouvel album est prévu pour l'automne.

Ces artistes s'ajoutent à Arcade Fire, Sonic Youth, Weezer, Keane, Pavement, The National, Metric et plusieurs autres musiciens déjà annoncés.

Les organisateurs du festival ont par ailleurs indiqué que la chanteuse Kelis ne pourra pas participer à Osheaga en raison d'un conflit d'horaire.

La formation Of Montreal participera pour sa part à Osheaga en ville le vendredi 30 juillet. Les billets pour le spectacle, présenté au Métropolis, seront mis en vente vendredi, à midi, au coût de 25 $.

La Presse Canadienne - La Presse

"Street Money Miracle LP Review"

From the downtown Irish pubs to Montreal's west end, everybody knows the name of barroom soul-slinger Shane Murphy. The singer impresses on his latest full-length, mixing up blues, folk and funk with the ease of an Everyman who knows how to keep his crowd on board. His husky voice conveys bruised emotion and the weary earnestness of a guy who tied one on the night before and is now trying to make amends. Centrepiece Shame to the Change builds to a slow-burning climax, while other songs move to a grab-bag of
muscular grooves. Rating 3 1/2

Podworthy: Deputy

T'cha Dunlevy - The Montreal Gazette

"Shane Murphy to perform at Osheaga Music Fest"

After the release of his first album « Street Money Miracle » in October 2009 and wowing audiences at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and more recently at the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, local Montreal artist Shane Murphy continues to rock Quebec summer festivals with his unique mix of roots/soul rock/blues with a hint of reggae and a twist of funk. He will notably perform at Osheaga 2010 this coming weekend.
Canadian-born Shane Murphy is a seasoned singer-songwriter and performer in the Montreal Blues and club circuit. Since first hitting the music scene in 1996, he has opened for the likes of Grammy Award winner Adele, Mike Doughty, Ashley McIsaac, British Reggae band Steel Pulse, Our Lady Peace, among others. He has appeared at dozens of local and internationally attended festivals, including Canada’s premier showcase for best new music NORTH BY NORTHEAST, the world renowned FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE JAZZ DE MONTREAL, and most recently at the 2010 WINTER OLYMPICS in Vancouver. He was crowned “Best new artist” on the Quebec Blues scene in 2009. Currently, Shane is in the process of working on a new studio album, slated for a fall release.
In Street Money Miracle, Murphy elaborates on familiar themes of urban life, its harsh realities and some of the interesting characters Murphy has met along the way -
In Street Money Miracle, Murphy elaborates on familiar themes of urban life, its harsh realities and some of the interesting characters Murphy has met along the way. An innocent provocateur, Shane’s mindful storytelling is evident in tracks like “l’Assomption”, about a boxer who takes a dive, and in the “Year of the Rat”, a play on words which is characteristically Murphy. The album delivers a new 70s twist on Murphy’s signature groove and funk sound. - The Monitor

"Street Money Miracle LP Review"

A regular on Montreal’s blues and Irish bar circuit, singer/guitarist Shane Murphy offers up an impressive first full-length album. This solid 11-song collection reveals Murphy’s breadth of influences, be it the blues, soul, funk and even reggae. Vocally, there are traces of Lenny Kravitz evident on several tracks, such as She’s the Real Thing with its fat fuzzy bass line, or the lyrically astute Year of the Rat, with Murphy’s restrained voice stretching out à la Curtis Mayfield. A seasoned player who’s been gigging for years, Murphy reveals that he’s a convincing storyteller with this highly listenable release. - The Hour

"Street Money Miracle LP Review"

Shane Murphy
Street Money Miracle (Big Fat Truck/Select)
Local blues-rocking mainstay Murphy does a whole lot on his debut LP that simply works better on record than at your favourite watering hole. The rhythm section is funky, along with some rather soulful blues guitar solos and understated vocals. The lack of overt studio flash works to his advantage, sounding live and heartfelt yet crisp and elaborate. 7/10 Trial Track: “Capitola Stress” (Erik Leijon) CD Launch at Théâtre Corona, Wed., Oct. 21, 9 p.m., free
- The Montreal Mirror


Still working on that hot first release.



 Shane Murphy is a Canadian songwriter and musician from Montral, Canada, where he is well known throughout "La Belle Ville" for his raw and soulful performances. Raised on Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen and Sly and the Family Stone, Murphy fuses his roots-music influences with a love of classic funk and reggae. This was first demonstrated on the albums "Street Money Miracle"(2009) and "The Good Years (DIRTY WORK)" 2012 where Murphy's blues infused lyrics were superimposed over funky guitar lines and minimalist backbeats. The release of "Street Money Miracle" and "The Good Years" led to opening spots for Adele, Derek Trucks, Buddy Guy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, three European tours and performances at the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. Between touring and playing festivals Murphy has kept writing and recording and will be releasing his latest album "DEEP COVER" in the spring of 2015 which owes as much to the Beastie Boys and King Jammy as it does to the Rolling Stones and Muddy Waters. 

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