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Murphy James



  • Solo acoustic guitarist and singer
  • Huge repertoire of hits from the 60s up to today, from Elvis through Madness, Pink Floyd up to Adele


Murphy is based in Slough, Berkshire but regularly performs all across the UK.

Standard Set Times

  • Typical sets are 2 x 1 hour sets but Murphy can play as long as he is required.

About this Act

Berkshire based solo acoustic guitarist and singer Murphy James has been playing music since he was 17 years old and has built a reputation up as being an all round solid performer of many genres and has a repertoire that takes in Elvis, the Beatles up to modern day artists such as Bastille and Jason Mraz and stopping at many points in between too. 

He takes pride in the fact that he does not lend himself to one specific genre type or musical era and is ideal for any number of events. 

Set List

Murphy knows over 2000+ songs but here is a sample list of some of the material he covers to show the vast range:

500 miles – The Proclaimers
A little respect - Erasure
A thousand years – Christina Peri
Against all odds – Phil Collins
Ain't no sunshine – Bill Withers
Alcoholic - Starsailor
All I want is you – U2
All of me – John Legend
All the small things – Blink 182
Always on my mind – Elvis Presley
America – Razorlight
American Pie – Don McClean
Angel of Harlem – U2
Angels – Robbie Williams
Another brick in the wall – Pink Floyd
Another day in Paradise – Phil Collins
Ashes - Embrace
A-team - Ed Sheeran
Babylon – David Gray
Bad moon rising – Credence Clearwater Revival
Be mine – David Gray
Beautiful war – Kings of Leon
Better – Tom Baxter
Black is the colour – Christie Moore
Boulevard of broken dreams – Green Day
Breakeven – The Script
Breakfast at tiffany’s – Deep Blue Something
Broken stones – Paul Weller
Brown eyed girl – Van Morrison
Burning Love – Elvis Presley
Call me Al – Paul Simon
Can’t help falling in love with you – Elvis Presley
Can’t take my eyes off of you – Damien Rice
Cannonball – Damien Rice
Caravan of love – The Housemartins
Careless whisper – George Michael
Champagne supernova - Oasis
Chasing cars – Snow Patrol
Chocolate – Snow Patrol
Clocks – Coldplay
Come together – The Beatles
Counting stars – One Republic
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Crazy – Seal
Creep – Radiohead
Crocodile rock – Elton John
Dakota – Stereophonics
Day we caught the train – Ocean Colour Scene
Daydream Believer – The Monkees
Dear Darling – Olly Murs
Delilah – Tom Jones
Devil in disguise – Elvis Presley
Dignity – Deacon Blue
Distant sun – Crowded House
Don’t fear the reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
Don’t look back in anger – Oasis
Don’t stop – Fleetwood Mac
Don’t you worry child – Swedish House Mafia
Dreams - Gabrielle
Easy – Lionel Ritchie
Everlong – Foo Fighters
Every breath you take – The Police
Everybody's talkin' - Nilson
Everything – Lifehouse
Everything I own – Bread
Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
Faith – George Michael
Fake plastic trees - Radiohead
Fall at your feet – Crowded House
Falling slowly – Glen Hansard
Fast car – Tracy Chapman
Fat bottomed girls - Queen
Feel like making love – Bad Company
Feeling good – Nina Simone
Fields of gold - Sting
Fill my little world – The Feeling
First cut is the deepest – Rod Stewart
Fix you – Coldplay
Flowers in the window – Travis
Folsom prison blues – Johnny Cash
Forever in blue jeans – Neil Diamond
Freedom 90 – George Michael
Galway girl – Steve Earle
Get Back – The Beatles
Get lucky – Daft Punk
Go your own way – Fleetwood Mac
God put a smile - Coldplay
Gold – Glen Hansard
Golden Touch - Razorlight
Good riddance – Green Day
Good souls - Starsailor
Goodnight girl – Wet wet wet
Got my mind set on you – George Harrison
Gravity - Embrace
Green eyes – Coldplay
Half the world away – Oasis
Handbags & Gladrags – Rod Stewart
Handbags & Gladrags – Stereophonics
Have I told you lately – Van Morrison
He ain’t heavy – The Hollies
Hey brother – Avicii
Hey ho – The Lumineers
Hi ho silver lining – Jeff Beck
High hope – Kodaline
High Hopes – Glen Hansard
Hometown glory – Adele
Hotel California – The Eagles
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
How to save a life – The Fray
Hurt – Johnny Cash
I heard it through the grapevine – Marvin Gaye
I want to hold your hand – The Beatles
I wish it would rain down – Phil Collins
I won’t give up – Jason Mraz
I’m a believer – Neil Diamond
I’m a believer – The Monkees
I’m yours – Jason Mraz
Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
It must be love – Madness
Itchycoo park – Small Faces
Jcb - Nizlopi
Jolene – Dolly Parton
Just looking – Stereophonics
Keep your head up – Ben Howard
Laid – James
Last request – Paolo Nutini
Last train to Georgia – The Monkees
Lately – Stevie Wonder
Leaving on a jet plane – John Denver
Lego House – Ed Sheeran
Let her go – Passenger
Let me entertain you – Robbie Williams
Let your love flow – The Bellamy Brothers
Let’s dance – David Bowie
Let’s stay together – Al Green
Lightning bolt – Jake Bugg
Listen to the music – Doobie Brothers
Little by little - Oasis
Little lion man – Mumford & Sons
Live forever – Oasis
Local boy in the photograph – Stereophonics
Looking as you are – Embrace
Losing my religion – R.E.M
Love me again – John Newman
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Lover will never tear us apart – INXS
Magic - Coldplay
Man in the mirror – Michael Jackson
Man who can't be moved – The Script
Master blaster – Stevie Wonder
Moondance – Van Morrison
Moving to New York – The Wombats
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Mr. Writer – Stereophonics
Mrs Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel
Mustang sally – Wilson Pickett
My girl – The Temptations
My hero – Foo Fighters
My little runaway – Del Shannon
Naive – The Kooks
Nine crimes – Damien Rice
No woman, no cry – Bob Marley
Nothing ever happens – Del Amitri
Of the night – Bastille
One – U2
One day like this - Elbow
Only you – Yazoo
Open your eyes – Snow Patrol
Over my shoulder – Mike & the Mechanics
Painkiller – Turin Brakes
Paint in black – The Rolling Stones
Pompeii – Bastille
Price tag – Jessie J
Proud Mary – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Purple rain - Prince
Read all about it – Emile Sande
Red – Daniel Merriweather
Red, red wine – Neil Diamond
Reet petite - Jackie Wilson
Revolution – Tracy Chapman
Ride on – Christie Moore
Ring of fire – Johnny Cash
Riptide – Vance Joy
Roar – Katy Perry
Royals – Lorde
Run – Snow Patrol
Runaway train – Soul Asylum
Sail away – David Gray
Save me - Embrace
Saw her standing there – The Beatles
Secret smile – Semisonic
Semi charmed life – Third eye blind
Set fire to the rain - Adele
Sex on fire – Kings of Leon
She is love - Oasis
She’s electric –Oasis
Silence is easy - Starsailor
Sit down – James
Sitting on the dock of the bay – Otis Reading
Slide away – Oasis
Somebody told me – The Killers
Somewhere only we know – Keane
Songbird – Oasis
Stand by me – Ben E King
Stand by me – Oasis
Stay with me – Sam Smith
Step on my old size 9’s – Stereophonics
Stop & stare – One Republic
Stop crying your heart out - Oasis
Stuck in the middle with you – Stealer’s Wheel
Sunday Morning – Maroon 5
Sunday morning call - Oasis
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Sweet home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Take it easy – The Eagles
Talk Tonight – Oasis
Teenage kicks – The Undertones
That’s life – Frank Sinatra
That's entertainment – The Jam
The Boxer – Simon & Garfunkel
The Cave – Mumford & Sons
The importance of being idle – Oasis
The Joker – Steve Miller Band
The Living Years – Mike & the Mechanics
The Scientist – Coldplay
These boots are made for walking – Nancy Sinatra
Ticket to ride – The Beatles
To love somebody – The Bee Gees
Tracks of my tears – Smokey Robinson
Trouble – Ray Lamontagne
Use somebody – Kings of Leon
Valerie – The Zootons
Volcano – Damien Rice
Waiting in Vain – Bob Marley
Wake me up – Avicii
Walking in Memphis – Mark Cohen
Weather with you – Crowded House
What's up – 4 non blondes
Wherever you will go – The Calling
White Hare – Seth Lakeman
Why does it always rain on me? - Travis
Wild wood – Paul Weller
Wild World – Cat Stevens
Wish you were here – Pink Floyd
With a little help from my friends – Joe Cocker
With a little help from my friends – The Beatles
With or without you – U2
Wonder of you – Elvis Presley
Wonderful tonight – Eric Clapton
Wonderful World – James Morrison
Wonderwall – Oasis
Worried about ray – The Hoosiers
Yellow – Coldplay
You do something to me – Paul Weller
You give me something – James Morrison
You’ve got the love – Florence & the machine
Zephyr song – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Zombie – The Cranberries
High & Dry - Radiohead
Wicked game – Chris Isaac
Nights in white satin – Moody Blues
Take your mama –Scissor Sisters
Don’t let me down – The Beatles
Hello Marylou – Ricky Nelson

Plus many, many more............................................


  • Solo acoustic guitarist/singer


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