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Martin is a Southampton lad, born & bred, a solo vocalist who doesn't just focus on one particular style of music but instead performs a massive range of songs encompassing all styles & eras, captivating any audience.

Expect to pay prices around the following.

Fridays and Saturdays:

For Evening Functions finishing by 12am - 415

For Evening Functions finishing by 1am - 470

This includes a Free support Disco provided by Martin between Vocal Sets.

Any other day of the week:

Please call the office for a quote.

**** Travel may be charged if over 50 miles from home area of Southampton. ****


IMPORTANT: Prices are given as a guide ONLY. Please click here for further information on Pricing.

solo acts-vocal


Hampshire


Almost all styles of music are covered, a very versatile entertainer.


Vocals and Mini-Disc backing.


Robbie Williams, Ricky Martin, Ronan Keating, The Mavericks, Don McLean, The Monkeys, Spandua Ballet, The Beatles, Wet Wet Wet.



Martin Murphy is a professional singer with a difference.

He doesn't just focus on one particular style of music but instead performs a massive range of songs encompassing all styles and eras and because he really enjoys what he does you'll marvel at the array of songs that can captivate any audience.

This makes him ideal for entertaining at any function for any occasion.

The Show.

Martin particularly enjoys Weddings, family occasions, dinner dances, pubs and clubs, as there are such a variety of people usually there.

"The hardest part of entertaining is reaching everyone in your audience, not just particular groups. That's why I think I have been so successful. If you have a room full of thirty something's, you can rest assured that 80's music is going to go down well. That's how I gear my shows. There isn't a set pattern, I just make it up as I go along, singing the songs that people want to hear rather than what I want them to hear."

"Weddings are a bit trickier as there are young and old. So I do swing stuff as well as 60's, 70's etc and the great thing is that all the young ones know them too and happily sing along."

"Overall, I'm not just your two 45 minute sets and I'm gone type of act. I know if I booked someone for a function and they did two sets and left, I wouldn't be very happy. I really love doing this and I will go on as long as licensing laws permit and it's not uncommon to see me singing for and hour and half just for my first set. That way audiences can always be assured of great value. I often integrate disco music into my act as there will always be songs I cant do and I do need a short break once in a while."

As well as a massive repertoire of songs, Martin boasts an impressive lighting rig that he uses for big gigs that really makes for a good atmosphere, whatever the venue.

Martin Murphy's Profile.

Martin has been doing the circuit since 1990 when he left the holiday camps and has been a regular fixture on the south coast scene playing at a lot of high profile functions.

Because Martin sings to backing tracks, he doesn't need much room to perform and the backing he uses is of a very high quality so a lot of people often remark that they had no idea that there was live music going on because the sound is so good!

He is completely self sufficient with an entire 500 watt per channel rig with lighting suitable for playing to audiences of up to 2000 people.
Although once he did play to 7 million!! But that was Robbie's concert and Murf just did a small cameo!

"It was my most memorable moment on 9th September 2000, when I sang with Robbie Williams."

"I won tickets to one of his gigs that was being broadcast on Radio 1 to promote his new album 'Sing When You're Winning'. Being the sort of bloke that I am, I thought it would be a good idea, though a long shot to try and sing with him. So I went down Staples and bought myself a marker and some A2 size paper to write a banner."

"We all got there quite early so a good vantage point was definitely on the cards. In fact I was in row one and could see the song list taped to the stage floor. When he started to sing Angels I held up the banner which read "can I sing Angels with you?" He saw it and said mid chorus, "do you know the words?" I nodded and he said, "Come on then!""

"I sang the second verse and the audience went wild. Robbie was very complementary though quite shocked that I could actually hold a tune. It wasn't 'til the next morning that fever pitch set in as I was on the front page of the Star and in the gossip columns of most of the other papers with Radio 1 calling me up for an interview on the breakfast show. Things went manic for a while and then went away as quickly as they came. Although I was disappointed that nothing tangible came from it, it's not every day you get to sing with the biggest act in the UK to 7 million listeners on Radio 1."

"I did go and see Rob again in Belgium and got to the front with my banner again. He cracked up when he saw it and came out after a quick costume change with his own banner saying "NO". I suppose lightning doesn't strike twice or maybe I pushed my luck a little. He wrote about it in his book, 'Nobody Someday' which was an honour really for someone from the little leagues."

Quotes.

"You were absolutely brilliant. Everyone said what a great evening they had and how fantastic you were. You really did contribute in a huge way in making our wedding so memorable"
Angela & Matthew Baker. Wedding at Rhinefield House

"At first I thought you were miming because you were too good!"
Jenny Roberts. Wedding at Botley Park

"I can't believe you sang non stop for five hours this afternoon and you've just done another 3 hours tonight. Terrific!"
Linda Field, The West End Brewery

"I didn't do the second verse, that's why it was probably a bit better"
Robbie Williams

Martin Murphy has been heard singing Live on:

Radio 1
Power FM
Capital
Gemini FM
The Saint
Kiss FM
Picadilly
Radio 5 Live
Meridian TV
South Today
BBC Three
Ocean FM

Previous gigs include:

Southampton Football Club at The Dell & St Mary's
Hampshire County Cricket Club
Botley Park Hotel, Botley
N V. Southampton
Dockgate 4, Southampton
Carey's Manor, Brockenhurst
Botley Grange, Botley
Rhinefield House, New Milton
Hilton, Chilworth
De Vere Grand Harbour, Southampton
London University, London
Chilworth Manor, Chilworth
Los Marinos, Ocean Village
Merchants, Ocean Village
Chewton Glen, New Milton
Manhattan, Port Solent
Marriot, Portsmouth

Below is just a snippet from the huge repertiore Martin Murphy can provide:

spandau ballet - gold
soft cell - tainted love
Wet Wet Wet - sweet little mystery
culture club - karma cameleon
steelers wheel - stuck in the middle
erasure - a little respect
REM - losing my religion
van morrison - brown eyed girl
foundations - build me up buttercup
neil sedaka - oh carol
tony christie - amerillo
commitments - mustang sally
wilson picket - in the midnight hour
tom jones - delilah, it's not unusual, sexbomb
robbie williams - rock dj, let me entertain you
the clash - should I stay or go
monkees - I'm a believer, daydream believer
oasis - don't look back in anger/wonderwall
blur - parklife
five - get on up
barry manilow - copacabana
rolling stones - you really got me
lou bega - mambo no 5
jerry lee lewis - great balls of fire
andy williams - I love you baby/music to watch girls by
mcfly - 5 colours in her hair
ricky martin - living the vida loca
mavericks - dance the night away
chuck berry - never can tell/johnny b goode
beatles - saw her standing there
buddy holly - peggy sue/that'll be the day
richie valens - la bamba
elvis - little less conversation/hound dog
enriqe iglesius - escape
roy orbison - I drove all night/pretty woman
drifters - Saturday night at the movies
queen - crazy little thing called love


Demo Downloads:
File Name
Track
Size
Type
Lose Myself
5,048 KB
 mp3 
Bohemian Like You
4,061 KB
 mp3 
Why Does It Always Rain On Me
5,079 KB
 mp3 
Babylon
4,313 KB
 mp3 
Hanging By A Moment
4,002 KB
 mp3 
Nothing Ever Happens
4,412 KB
 mp3 
Oliver's Army
3,761 KB
 mp3 
Evergreen
4,980 KB
 mp3 
If Tomorrow Never Comes
4,053 KB
 mp3 
Better Man
4,059 KB
 mp3 
Only For A While
4,445 KB
 mp3 
Follow Me
4,084 KB
 mp3 
A Little Respect
3,997 KB
 mp3 
Escape
4,040 KB
 mp3 
Stop Crying Your Heart Out
6,121 KB
 mp3 
Angels
1,119 KB
 mp3 


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Customer Feedback
Restaurant Launch Party at Manhatten Bar and Grill

Martin was great!!

Wedding Reception at The Mill Arms

Martin was excellent and we were very impressed with his singing and crowd awareness. We would recommend him to anyone who wanted an all round entertainer and we'd both like to see him perform again sometime. PS. Many thanks for all your help.

Surprise 60th birthday at 

My guests were very impressed with Martin and a few have expressed a wish to book him in some future event. I would also like to mention Peter Hawkes who dealt with the booking, he was very helpful and had an extremely cheerful manner which put me at ease. I have never had to arrange anything like this before, so he helped me enormously, many thanks.

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