Shaun Murphy (singer)

Shaun Murphy (singer)

:"For other people named Shaun Murphy, all male, see Shaun Murphy (disambiguation)

Infobox Musical artist
Name = Shaun Murphy

Img_capt = Little Feat in 2006 with Shaun Murphy on vocals.
Landscape = yes
Background = solo_singer
Origin =
Years_active = 1969–present
Genre = Rock, blue-eyed soul
Occupation = Singer
Label =

Shaun Murphy, born Cheryl Murphy and also known as Stoney is an American singer best known for her work with Bob Seger and Little Feat.

Shaun Murphy was born in Omaha, Nebraska, lived with her family as a child in Omaha and then in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, prior to moving to Detroit, Michigan in high school. She is best described as a blue-eyed soul singer. She teamed with several other "girl bands" while in Detroit, prior to being noticed by an employee of Motown Records in a local theatre production along with notable recording artist Meat Loaf. The two were signed by Rare Earth Records, a division of Motown Records as "Stoney & Meatloaf". The pairing was short-lived, and became defunct, as a decision of Motown management. Only Murphy was retained under contract after the breakup of the duo. After a period of inactivity with the division of Motown, she grew impatient and left, and headed to Los Angeles where she soon found herself recording and touring with Eric Clapton. She also sang, toured, and recorded with such notables as The Moody Blues, Bob Seger, Maria Muldaur, Bruce Hornsby, Michael Bolton, Coco Montoya. and Alice Cooper. In the liner notes of Bob Seger's live album "Nine Tonight", she is credited for singing backup vocals for the entire tour. Murphy also toured with Bob Seger on his recent 2006–2007 "Face the Promise" Tour.

The legendary band Little Feat was originally founded by Lowell George and Bill Payne in 1969, and had a very successful recording career throughout the seventies, eventually disbanding shortly after the death of George in 1979. When the band reformed in 1988, Craig Fuller, former front-man for Pure Prairie League, stood in as guitar player and lead singer.

In September 1993, Shaun Murphy in turn replaced Fuller after his departure from the band. Murphy is quoted as saying that she took no one's place, nor would she, as a lead singer with Little Feat. Murphy is more regarded and admired as a "step up" singer, who can sing lead, or background, with her experience in singing both styles after many years in the business.

Interview with Shaun Murphy / Digital Interviews

Read more from Murphy about her career at the following website: []


Stoney & Meatloaf - "Stoney & Meatloaf" (1971) (re-released in 1978/1979 as, "Meat Loaf featuring Stoney and Meatloaf")

NAME= Murphy, Shaun
ALTERNATIVE NAMES=Murpy, Cheryl; Stoney
PLACE OF BIRTH=Omaha, Nebraska, United States

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