Michael Murphy (singer)

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Michael Murphy
Born (1986-09-04) 4 September 1986 (age 27)[1]
Origin Taupo, New Zealand[1]
Genres Pop/Rock
Occupations Singer/Actor
Instruments Singing
Years active 2004–present
Labels BMG
Associated acts 5star Fallout

Michael Murphy (born Michael Sean D'Arcy Murphy on 4 September 1986, in Taupo, New Zealand)[1] is a singer and runner-up winner of the 2004 New Zealand Idol (NZ Idol).[2] He was ultimately beaten by Ben Lummis, who became his friend over the course of the contest.

After NZ Idol, Michael Murphy had signed to BMG records.[2] Murphy's first single debuted at No. 1 and stayed a while at the top of radio charts.[2] He gained a gold status for No Place to Land, his debut album. He then toured New Zealand, singing to sold-out audiences.[2] With 5star Fallout, Michael toured New Zealand, the U.S. and English pubs.[2]

Biography[edit]

Murphy was persuaded to enter the New Zealand Idol by his mother, Nikki.[citation needed]

5star Fallout[edit]

In 2006, Murphy joined his 4 former Deadset bandmates to form the band 5star Fallout,[2] with him as the lead singer. The band released a single, "Seasons", that has been well received by fans.[citation needed] The song won the "ZM deathmatch" seven times in a row.[citation needed] The band broke up a few years later.[citation needed]

Rent[edit]

Murphy appeared in the Theatre Company's production of RENT at the civic theatre in Auckland.[3]

Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park[edit]

Murphy performed in the 2010 Christmas in the Park concert in Christchurch on 27 November and in Auckland on 11 December 2010, as one of 3 years performing the Christmas concerts.[2] He performed "Rock'n'roll Christmas", "Livin' on a Prayer", and "Why Does Love Do This To Me" during these events.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Date of Release Title Label Charted Country Catalog Number
2004 Homegrown
with the NZ Idol 2004 finalists
#3 (Gold) New Zealand
2004 No Place to Land BMG New Zealand #22 (Gold) New Zealand
2007 Say Goodnight Charta Records Limited New Zealand

Singles[edit]

Year Single Album Charted Certification
2004 "Yesterday Was Just The Beginning of My Life"
with the finalists of NZ Idol.
Homegrown #4 (NZ) Gold (NZ)
2004 "So Damn Beautiful" No Place to Land #1 (NZ) Gold
2005 "Music Without A Song" No Place to Land Did Not Chart -
2005 "How Good Does It Feel?" No Place to Land Did Not Chart -

Notes

  • For the rest of Murphy's albums and singles in his group, see 5star Fallout.

Songs performed on NZ Idol[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Michael Murphy (NZ Idol) - Songs", LetsSingIt.com, webpage: LSmm.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Michael Murphy - Performers - Coca Cola Christmas In The Park" TV3.co.nz, 2013, webpage: TV3-969.
  3. ^ "The show". RentAuckland.co.nz.

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