John J Murphy


Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Violin, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Other, Vocalist - Alto.


Primarily a songwriter and guitarist, John is also known for his ad-lib melodic solos at times. He best fits as a guitarist who harmonizes with the front man/woman. There are a few songs he can sing. John does all his production, artwork, marketing, social media, distribution, etc.. John is also religious which often can get in the way of doing certain covers, meaning, he'd rather not be involved with immoral songs.

Screen name:
John J Murphy
Member since:
Dec 28 2005
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


Favorite song: Carry On Our Wayward Son..
Favorite guitarist: Brian Setzer (brilliant with applying music theory)
Favorite solo: tough one, probably Gilmore in Comfortably Numb (very melodic)
Favorite bands: ABBA (superb songwriting and has an innocence to them), REM, B-52's, Depeche Mode, Beach Boys
Favorite harmonies: Beatles, Eagles, CSNY, Hollies
Favorite genre: Classical
Favorite genres (non classical): Jangle pop/New Wave (upbeat and fun), Rockabilly
Favorite M rock vocals: Lennon
Favorite F rock vocals: Wilson
Favorite songwriter : tough one, probably, Neil Diamond
Favorite recent bands: Alvvays, London Grammar
Don't like blues, country, rap, metal..
Okay is Rock (classic, southern)
Soundwise- John likes bands with harmony, hooks, and melody.. Think early Beatles, early Who, Hollies, Beach Boys, New Wave, Shoegaze (Cocteau's, LUSH, Slowdive), etc.. Not into metal, drugs, trying to be "cool" or "tough". The music should speak for itself.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Lead Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:
Background Singer:


Buddy Holly Surf Strat MIM (Daphne Blue)

yamaha acoustic solid top with K&K pure mini pups



Past Events

Dave Mercier and John Murphy of the UBoys (A.K.A. Ulster Boys) reunite for a performance at Sterling/Leominster Massachusetts. Barbers Crossing North..

**********cancelled due to snow storm**

Classmate band pulled together for reunion.. We practiced once. Lots of fun..

I will hopefully be performing 2 songs in the Open Mic at the Tupelo Music Hall Londonderry. With the facility and sound system, it may be the best open mic in New England.

Acoustic open mic at FUUSE. I am featured artist...