Matthew Murphy (musician)

Matthew Murphy (musician)

Infobox musical artist
Name = Matthew Murphy
Landscape = yes
Background = Solo Singer
Birth_name = Matthew Murphy
Born = 1985, Liverpool
Died =
Origin = Liverpool, England
Instrument = Vocals,Guitar,Keyboard
Genre = Indie rock [] , Rock,
Occupation = Musician
Years_active = 2003–present
Label = 14th Floor Records
Associated_acts = The Wombats
Notable_instruments = Fender Telecaster, Casio SA-75

Matthew Murphy (born 23 July, 1985 in Liverpool) is an English musician and member of The Wombats. He plays guitar and keyboard for the band as well as writing the lyrics and singing.He often uses a Fender Telecaster Blue Flower guitar on stage.

Personal life

Matthew 'Murph' Murphy attended The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts where he met fellow Wombats Dan and Tord. Murph is also known for his quirky sense of humor which he puts into song lyrics and often performances, on one instance he even performed dressed as 'Snow White'.

Musical career/The Wombats

Matthew is part of Liverpool Indie Pop trio The Wombats alongside Dan Haggis (drums) and Tord Øverland Knudsen (bass guitar); "at first The Wombats were a joke they didn't want anyone to find funny". Murph once even said that: "In the middle of the songs we'd break into uncontrollable screaming. The idea was not to be funny." [ [ The Wombats : History, Biography and Contact Details etc ] ]

The band was initially launched when The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts gave them the chance to play various gigs. They then ended up gaining radioplay in the UK with songs like: "Moving to New York", "Backfire at the Disco" which led them to release "Kill The Director" as a full single. They then released "Let's Dance to Joy Division" with huge success following with a European tour and finally a Christmas Party at Liverpool Academy.

Publicity/television appearances

Matthew Murphy appeared on an episode of the popular Australian music quiz show Spicks and Specks hosted by Adam Hills. Murph was a contestant in the episode and Dan and Tord even appeared with Tord's famous adaption of the Postman Pat theme song, in Norwegian.


While playing live with The Wombats, Murphey is known to use his signature Fender Blue Flower Telecaster and an Orange AD30HTC amp head used with an Orange PPC212 cab.


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