Chris Murphy

biography

Chris Murphy is best known to the nation for his electrifying performance of 'Evie (part 1) on "Australian Idol" 2006. Marcia Hines noted that it was "One of the most exciting performances we've ever seen on that stage" and Mark Holden awarded it a 'Touchdown'.

Member of renowned WA band "Murphy's Lore", Chris has led the group from its formation in 1993, through the triumphs and tribulations attached to being one of the states highest profile bands.

Chris and Murphy's Lore have played most venues in Perth and have toured extensively north and south of the State as well as performing many high profile gigs around the country. Tours to Singapore and supports for legendary Australian acts such as Jimmy Barnes and Daryl Braithwaite have cemented their reputation as one of the most accomplished acts on the scene.

Chris' younger brother and Murphy's Lore keyboardist and vocalist Courtney Murphy came third on "Australian Idol" in 2004 and is now working on his debut album and touring the nation.

Chris Murphy is one of Perth's most prominent solo performers. An acoustic guitar, an amazing voice and a sense of humour are the only tools Chris calls on to deliver a riveting show. Such performances have led to his recent inclusion on the "Kevin Bloody Wilson live in the UK & Ireland 2004" tour, which brought about many accolades for his musical and vocal proficiency.