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Fearless Sharon Vaughn, Nashville Songwriter Hall of FameI talk with Nashville Hall of Fame songwriter and good friend, Sharon Vaughn. She has been writing international hits since the early 1970’s for artists as diverse Willy Nelson, Randy Travis, Kenny Rodgers, Boyzone and Aslan. She chats about making it in a mans’ world, moving from the U.S. to Europe and writing for country […]
The Road to Sugar IslandIn part two of my chat with Declan we discuss how we came to write and record Sugar Island an album of songs inspired by our shared experiences as brothers growing up on the border during the Troubles. Enjoy the show Brendan Murphy, THE 4 OF US This podcast has been produced by Fuzion Communications.
He Ain’t Heavy He’s My BrotherIs it an advantage to work with a family member? Who does what in our band THE 4 OF US? I discuss this and more in the first of a two part conversation with my brother and creative partner Declan Murphy as we recount the ups and downs of working together for over 30 years. […]
HNY! Our first live-streamed show of 2021We’re happy to announce our first live-streamed show of 2021, from the Out To Lunch Festival, Belfast on Saturday, January 30th.
FREE DOWNLOAD Sunlight (From the album Heaven & Earth) – NewsletterThis week we hope to brighten your day by sending you our performance of Sunlight, filmed at the Spirit Store a few months ago.
Ards International Guitar Festival | THE 4 OF US – Lifetime Achievement AwardArds International Guitar Festival 2018 | The 4 Of Us – Lifetime Achievement Award Live Review: GIGGING NI Two years ago, The 4 Of Us performed on a tiny stage at the back of the Ivy Bar as part of the Ards Guitar Festival and it was, to say the least, a lively affair. Tonight […]
GIGGING NI | LIVE REVIEW – One of the best nights of live music I can remember – SKYLITE ROOMMore than an hour before stage time, Warrenpoint’s Skylite Room was already packed to the rafters. The 10ft tall poster outside heralded the coming of Newry’s finest, The 4 Of Us. An excited buzz skittered around the capacity crowd and when they took to the stage just after 10pm, for once the band’s name actually made sense as […]
SUNDAY TIMES, CULTURE MAGAZINE | INTERVIEW – The freedom to follow your own muse and do it your own way can't be underestimated. Everything that's happened with technology empowers people like me.THE 4 OF US love the independence they have carved out amid widespread changes in the music industry. Not bad for a couple of brothers from Newry celebrating 30 years in the business, writes Lauren Murphy Many times over the last thirty years Brendan Murphy has thought about changing the name of his band. “But […]
THE 4 OF US – BLACK BOX, BELFAST | REVIEW – Meticulous guitar playing … an acoustic masterclass.The juggernaut that is the ‘Out To Lunch’ festival 2018 rolled into the Cathedral Quarter in Belfast for the 13th time and the opening weekend gave us a wealth of talent including this interestingly timed gig with Newry stalwarts “The 4 of Us”. It was in fact “The 2 of Us” today as brothers Brendan and […]
DAILY EXPRESS | ALBUM REVIEW – The simple, stark arrangements give a haunting background to tales of growing up in Newry, Co. Down, a town on the border and on edge during The Troubles.THE 4 OF US | Sugar Island Brothers Brendan and Declan Murphy have been fronting this band since the 80s. This latest sees the band pared back to just the brothers and their acoustic guitars – the original ‘four of us’. The simple, stark arrangements (“We decided no electric guitars and no cymbals,” said Brendan) […]
THE 4 OF US | VICAR STREET 2016 – Facebook Live streaming | Niall Fennessey photographySee VICAR STREET Facebook Live streaming videos (dated Fri 11 Nov 2016) HERE Special thanks to Niall Fennessy Photography for these killer shots.
LISTEN BACK – Two Hour Special on THE 4 OF US | Ralph McLean Show, BBC Radio UlsterRalph McLean welcomes Newry band The 4 Of Us into the studio to look back on 25 years in the business and look ahead to their new album, Sugar Island. 29 days left to listen HERE
Mungo Jerry, flares and Kojak – The Culture Hub InterviewApparently Brendan’s mum wasn’t too keen on the line about the cigarette smoke. “My mum was saying – I don’t like that song, it makes me look like a bad mother” Brendan talks to Culture Hub about the stories behind Sugar Island. … The 4 Of Us | Interview By Cara Gibney The 1970’s are a lifetime […]
This Wednesday – Two Hour Special on THE 4 OF US | Ralph McLean Show, BBC Radio UlsterThis Wednesday, 2 November | 8:00 pm Two Hour Special on THE 4 OF US | Ralph McLean Show, BBC Radio Ulster Available on FM, AM, DAB and live web stream www.bbc.com/radioulster
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