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Gary Murphy

Highly regarded as one of the finest guitarists in the UK, receiving several local and nationwide awards, Merseyside’s Gary Murphy has been performing throughout the UK and Europe as a solo artist and with his award winning band

About Gary

Highly regarded as one of the finest guitarists in the UK, receiving several local and nationwide awards, Merseyside’s Gary Murphy has been performing throughout the UK and Europe as a solo artist and with his award winning band..

Gary has written several albums of original material including the award winning ‘Here Comes the Rain’, and ‘Dangerous’. Gary’s performances offer a diverse style of guitar classics and own material, on both electric and acoustic guitar.

Gary has performed and produced many concerts which have been performed at the Liverpool Empire, Liverpool Philharmonic Theatre, Liverpool Echo Arena, Pacific Road Arts Theatre, Floral Pavilion Theatre, and Liverpool Epstein Theatre.

Gary Murphy had the honour of becoming an ambassador for The Guitar Festival in 2008. He has appeared on television many times promoting the guitar festival, performing with Focus’ Jan Ackerman and Albert Lee.

Gary has also performed guitar master classes at Liverpool’s Institution of Performing Arts (LIPA).

Gary Murphy is currently a resident artist in the World-Famous Cavern Club in Liverpool; and continues to perform regularly in venues throughout the UK including as a solo artist, with a live band, and in large scale productions including his Guitar Legends concerts which have been performed in theatres throughout the UK.

Artists Gary has worked with

Albert Lee (A Flock of Seagulls)
Albie Donnelly and Supercharge
Alternative Radio
Cannon & Ball
Carl Terry
Charlie Lansborough
China Crisis
Chrissy Rock
David Alexandra
Dave Berry and The Cruisers
Falons Flamingos
Frankie Connor / Ozy Yue (The Hideaways)
Frank Carson
Gary Brown
Gerry Marsden
Hotel UK
Ian McNabb
Ian Prowse
James Burton (Elvis)
Jan Ackerman (Focus)
Jim Bowen
Jimmy Tarbuck
Ken Dodd
Kenny Johnson
Kenny Lynch
Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Liverpool Express
Liz McLarnon (Atomic Kitten)
Mel C (Spice Girls)
Michael Stark
Mick Miller
Micky Finn
Mike McCartney (The Scaffold)
Mike Pender & The Searchers
Northwind Casino
Pauline Daniels
Pete Best (The Beatles)
Pete Wylie
Phil Jones
Ray Ennis & The Swinging Blue Jeans
Richard Flieshman
Rick Vito (Fleetwood Mac)
Ricky Tomlinson
Roy Chubby Brown
Roy Walker
Stan Boardman
Stevie Rix
Suzie Quattro
The Christians
The Merseybeats
The Undertakers
Tom O’Connor
Tony Christie
Up and Running
Vince Earl

Projects
Gary's Solo and Group Projects.

Gary can be booked for performances (guitar/vocal performance) to suit your venue, audience or event (including a mix of popular music).

Gary can also be booked for guitar only performances to suit your venue, audience or event (including a mix of guitar styles – Classical, Blues, Jazz, Flamenco, Country, Rock/Pop).

Gary can also be booked to perform at corporate functions and private functions (such as weddings and parties).

Other services for Hire

Gary Murphy Productions (GMP) are able to supply your event / function / venue with Karaoke, Disco and Lighting which can be tailored to your event.

Gary and his talented band can be booked to perform as your venue, function or event, including a variety of styles or tribute performances.

GUITAR LEGENDS

Performed by Gary and his multi-talented band, the story of guitar history includes a mix of music performance and  narration –  providing an insight into the lives and songs of some of our best loved guitar heroes… including: Brian May (Queen), George Harrison (The Beatles), Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits), The Eagles, Dave Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Lyndsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac), Pete Townshend (The Who), Angus Young (AC/DC), Django Reinhardt, BB King, Chet Atkins, Chuck Berry, Hank Marvin (The Shadows), and many more!

Guitar Legends highlights many different guitar styles including rock, pop, jazz and country and has something for all ages. Over 100 years of guitar history in one electrifying night!

The show has been performed in several theatres throughout the UK, including the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Floral Pavilion Theatre and The Epstein Theatre.

Guitar Legends is a show you will not want to miss.

DIRE STATES – Tribute to Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits

Gary Murphy is widely recognised as one of the UK’s finest guitarists, and along with his fantastic band, they faithfully reproduce the unmistakable sound of Dire Straits; including their most popular songs include “Sultans of Swing”, “Lady Writer”, “Romeo and Juliet”, “Tunnel of Love”, “Telegraph Road”, “Private Investigations”, “Money for Nothing”, “Walk of Life”, “So Far Away”, “Your Latest Trick” and “Brothers in Arms”.

The show has been performed in a variety of settings including the world-famous Cavern Club (Liverpool), Floral Pavilion Theatre, Burscough Football Stadium, and outdoor music festivals.

The Dire States production is available for hire and booking (contact for further details).

Message In A Bottle – Tribute to Sting and The Police

A stunning live performance which faithfully reproduces the greatest hits from the Police years right through to present day solo hits by Sting.

The show has been performed in a variety of settings including the world-famous Cavern Club (Liverpool), Floral Pavilion Theatre and outdoor music festivals.

The Message in a Bottle production is available for hire and booking (contact for further details).

Across the Fretboard – A tribute to Gary Moore

An incredible live performance which faithfully reproduces the music of one of the most influential blues rock guitarists of all time – Gary Moore. Including performances of Gary Moore’s solo hits and his work with Thin Lizzy.

This show has been performed in outdoor festivals and local theatres.

This production is available for hire and booking (contact for further details).

Hotel California – A tribute to The Eagles

A tribute to one of the most influential bands of all time; faithfully reproducing the greatest hits of The Eagles.

This production is available for hire and booking (contact for further details).

Music

Gary released “On Merseyside (The Pool of Life)” EP in 2015. You can listen to it here or on iTunes/Apple Music now.

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