Brendan Murphy Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter
Solo artist Brendan Murphy is best known for his unique
songwriting, soothing vocals, expressive guitar style and
inviting personality. After years performing professionally,
releasing two solo albums and entertaining audiences of
all walks of life, Brendan continues to generate great music.
‘The gentleman’ of the music world, Brendan is renowned
for providing that extra touch to each and every performance.
Teaching himself to play guitar at the age of 16 Brendan
quickly developed a unique sound that set him apart from
others. He received critical acclaim from an international
magazine describing him as, ’drawing comparisons to some
of the foremost soloists of the past decade’. Whether it’s his
sensitive and eloquent acoustic style or his compelling
electric interpretations, his versatility as a guitarist is highly
Brendan’s unique voice charms audiences with its smooth, sensual tone. Very much the character singer,
he manipulates his vocal delivery to suit the song. His talent for songwriting is showcased in his artful
original material, releasing two successful albums, ‘Goodtimes’ (2002) and ‘Brendan Murphy’ (2008).
He has the rare gift of writing exceptional songs that are truly unique with intriguing lyrics and infectious
melodies and derives satisfaction from playing live music at venues around NSW including Newcastle, the Hunter Valley, Blue Mountains, Sydney, Central Coast, North Coast and central and rural NSW..
Newcastle, Sydney and Hunter Valley
Not limited to his solo act, Brendan also shares the stage with his sister Meaghan in the duo The Dreamcatchers.
Brendan says, "it is always an honour to be chosen to perform at weddings and special events. I enjoy creating the atmosphere for such a special day in a couple’s life, or for someone's special celebration. I like to begin with intimate music and gradually bring the room to party mode after all the formalities."
Brendan’s all round musical talent means every live encounter is an enthralling & uplifting experience. The success and longevity of Brendan’s continuing music career is testament to a true musical artist.
Brendan has performed at numerous weddings at venues including Noahs On the Beach, Fort Scratchley, Harbourview, Tuscany Wine Estate, Merewether Surf Club, Novotel Newcastle, Ironbark Hill Estate, Teralba Sailing Club, the Newcastle Club, Lizottes, Toronto Royal Motor Yacht Club, Squid's Ink, Pepper's Convent, Lindeman's Wines, Juicy Beans Cafe, Wallsend Diggers, Wests New Lambton, Club Phoenix, Mansfield Conference Centre, Peppers Anchorage, Merewether Golf Club, Robert's Restaurant, Pepper's Creek Barrel Room, Tallavera Grove, Pelican Flats RSL, Shoal Bay Resort & Spa, Newcastle Workers Club, Peppers Anchorage
In addition to playing at many Wedding Receptions, Brendan has performed at functions for Discovery Travel, The Newcastle Knights, the Newcastle Maritime Museum Society, GMAC, Master Builders Association, Crest Financial Services, The Northside Group, Turnbull Hill Lawyers, Hunter Valley Vineyard Association, Montgomery Homes, Prosperity Advisers Coles, Macdonalds, SocialiZing, Genea and Tuscany Wine Estate. He has supported many touring acts including Thirsty Merc, Evermore, Mental As Anything, Debra Conway, Marcia Hines and Jenny Morris.
Wedding Ceremony Guitarist Sydney
Wedding Guitarist Newcastle
guests had a great night. Everyone truely appeared to be having the time
of their lives. Brendan's talent as a musician created the exact
atmosphere we were after on our special day."
Lauren Bright & John Spencer
Wedding Reception, Saturday 23rd April 2011 at Mansfield Conference Centre
"Please pass on my thanks to Brendan! He did an amazing job at our
engagement party; everyone had a fantastic time!!!"
Kate Murray, Engagement Party, 3/7/10 Merewether Golf Club
"Just wanted to send yourself & Brendan a big thank you. Brendan did all that was asked & then some & contributed greatly to making a wedding something to remember. A lot of our guests have commented on how much they enjoyed Brendan's music. Thank you for all your efforts & please pass on our thanks to Brendan.
Megan Rich (Nee Schroder)
Just a short note to thankyou for arranging for Brendan to entertain our surprise 60th party. He was so very obliging and his music had the toes tapping and bodies dancing. Cld u pls pass on my thanks to him and also the thanks of our guests who were quite impressed with his musical forte and also his lovely manner towards both myself and our guests. A performance well deserved of our praise. Thankyou very much ... Regards
"Just a quick note to say thank you for organising Brendan to perform at our wedding. He was fantastic and we had a wonderful night. Many people commented on how great Brendan was and everyone enjoyed themselves. Could you please pass on our thanks to Brendan. Thank you!"
Janine & Craig Schneider
"Thank you for organising Brendan to perform at our wedding. He was
fantastic and we had a wonderful night. Many people commented on how great
Brendan was and everyone enjoyed themselves. Could you please pass on our
thanks to Brendan."
Janine & Craig Schneider, Wedding, Squid's Ink 14/12/07
"Just wanted to drop you an email to say a big thank you for playing at our
wedding, everyone are still saying how good you were."
Jo and Ron, Wedding
"We were really impressed with Brendan, the staff really loved him. The
venue wanted to know where we found out about him, everybody thought he
Michelle Lamb, Coles Christmas Party, Warners Bay Bowling Club 11/12/04.
"Please extend our thank you to Brendan Murphy whose entertainment was
loved by all who attended the wedding."
Shane & Casey Horner, Wedding, Ocean Side Resort (Hawks Nest)
"Can you please pass on our thanks again to Brendan for his excellent
performance at our wedding. It made a very big contribution to making our
night such a special one. All of our guests spoke very highly of him and
we will recommend him strongly to all of our friends in the future."
Craig & Lauren Sargent, Wedding, Wests Leagues Club 2/4/05
“At wedding with Brendan – that was awesome, thank you!”
(SMS message from client) Wedding at Zests Restaurant (Central Coast)
"Just wanted to let you know that Brendan was great at the wedding. All the
guests thought he was excellent & I think some even bought his CD. He sang
the Bryan Adams song we asked him to sing very well - we were most
Mandy Weston, Wedding, Horizons Golf Resort
"We have had no end of compliments on Brendan's performance both throughout
and after the night, everyone from the hard rockin' cousin to the old
grandparents. Great job & I hope that Brendan enjoyed his evening too!!
There were plenty of people actually interested in Brendan's CD (including
us) so there could be a few purchases over his internet site in the future.
We will definitely keep an eye out on where he is playing and try to get
along where possible."
Stewart & Angela Rodham, Wedding, Wandin Valley Estate 11/11/06
"Brendan was very professional and accommodation to our wants and needs. He
played beautifully at the ceremony and was very entertaining at the
Aleisha & Jono Procter, Wedding, Tocal Visitors Centre 3/3/07
"We hired Brendan Murphy for our wedding and I just wanted to say how
brilliant he was. We couldn’t have asked for a more professional and
talented musician… everyone commented on just how wonderful he was and how
he just completed the atmosphere for the night."
Rebecca & Ben Haack, Wedding, 13/4/07 Peppers Creek Barrel Room