tempting murphy
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tempting murphy

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Duo Folk Singer/Songwriter


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In the Dark ep by tempting murphy (2009)
     1. always (like rumours of war)  2. quite a night  3. on the borderline  4. in the dark  5. no surprise
Everything's Eventual by tempting murphy (2014)
     1. misbegotten  2. oblivion  3. everything's eventual  4. something new  5. nobody's fool  6. there won't be a smile  7. quite a night  8. always (like rumours of war)  9. betty's song  10. stride  11. i've got plenty of time  12. under the same moon  13. no surprise



Centered on the songs of veteran songwriter Neil Bennett, with acoustic guitars blending with the cello stylings of Irina Grunberg, tempting murphy’s sound is a wonderful blend of folk, roots, and pop music sounding classic but contemporary at the same time. Bennett’s musical roots go back to the halcyon folk era of London, Ontario in the 70’s and 80’s where he played alongside such folk luminaries as Valdy and David Bradstreet. He loves the craft of songwriting, blending music and poetry to make statements and observations about life, love and all of the struggles, the triumphs, the joy, the tragedy and yes the comedy of our daily existence on this planet. Grunberg’s roots are in classical music but she loves the challenge of playing alongside Bennett adding layers and atmosphere to his musical creations.
tempting murphy….a unique sound….songs that soothe and move you.

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