Previous events

Simon Murphy

Titanic room Clayton hotel, 22 Ormeau Road, Belfast

Single digital launch Doors 18.30, show 19.00 hrs in the Titanic room New single "Empty room" will be released digitally on 3rd March 2017. Simon will appear along with Michael McCluskey to play new material written in Nashville with Grammy award winner Don Henry, hall of fame artist Gary Burr, Georgia Middleman and Gareth Dunlop.

Simon Murphy at Bennigans

Bennigans bar, 13 John St, derry BT48 6JY

Simon Murphy, live unplugged in Bennigans no cover charge

Bap Kennedy's Sunday cure with special guest Simon Murphy

The Black box, 18-22 Hill street, Belfast

Welcome to Bap Kennedy’s Sunday Cure – A special Valentine’s Day afternoon show with the one & only Bap Kennedy & his band. Firmly established as one of Ireland’s & Belfast’s finest musical sons, Bap’s world renowned song writing & performance strike a chord with everyone.

A special, intimate musical extravaganza for your pleasure – with a little romance thrown in for good measure!

NOT TO BE MISSED

UNRESERVED SEATING

Simon Murphy-Atlantic sessions

Bayview hotel, 2 Bayhead road, Bushmills, Portballintrae

Free in......Now in its seventh year, Atlantic Sessions on the North Coast is gathering a reputation both among performers and music lovers. It is a high quality, musical feast, showcasing original music interpreted by artists in a number of ways from traditional to contemporary, from electric to acoustic.

Atlantic Sessions has emerged as a permanent feature on the cultural calendar creating an energetic, vibrant atmosphere in the pubs, hotels and bistros in Portrush, Portstewart and Portballintrae. We are also pleased to be able to offer Acoustic Afternoons in some of our local coffee shops with amazing coastal backdrops.

kaz hawkins and friends. Eastside arts-A celebration

Park Avenue hotel, 158 Hollywood road , Belfast

Following Kaz Hawkin's remarkable success in winning 3 British blues awards, Eastside arts is celebrating a unique and vital talent. Simon Murphy and other friends of Kaz will come together to play their songs at Park Avenue hotel.

Sep12

Braid music club In the round

Braid, Bridge street, Ballymena

In the round with 3 artists. Simon murphy, Tony Villiers and Kevin Doherty will play acoustic sets together, and will talk about the inspiration behind their songs in this beautiful setting. Not to be missed.

Simon Murphy Let it be album launch

The Black Box, 18-22 Hill Street, Belfast

Simon Murphy is a songwriter from Randalstown. Having recently shared the stage with Grammy award winner Don Henry at Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival, he releases his debut album, ‘Let it be’ on 27th August. Simon has enlisted the considerable talents of Kaz Hawkins on vocals, Linley Hamilton on trumpet and Anthony Toner on guitar who all guest on the album.

Paul Kane from the Oh Yeah Centre will host the evening. Simon’s Album will be available to buy on the night. He will play a two set show on the night. In the first half he will play an acoustic set, followed by a short intermission to finish with a full band.

Simon says

“Writing songs is easy. Writing good songs; important songs, that’s trickier. I’m trying to write the songs I want to hear on the radio. I figure if I aim for the head, heart and the gut and reach anyone on any of these levels, I’ll be ok.”

Ralph McLean, BBC Radio Ulster says

” Simon has real talent. A real song writing strength. I like him a lot”

Simon will also play the main stage at Lakefest festival in the summer along with Ash, Billy Bragg and The Magic Numbers.

This is Simon’s first headline show in Belfast. Not one to be missed.

The event will be filmed by Paul McParland from Mojo Films.

£7.00

Jun8

AER cafe sessions

Cafe Nero, Bangor

Free gig in memory of Amy Reid

free

Red Star Music unplugged sessions

Red Star Music shop, 6 John Street, Ballymena

This is an intimate unplugged gig in Ballymena's newest music shop. I'm proud to be associated with good local people who allow local artists a chance to perform and work out new material in front of a cool, listening audience.

£5 at door. Bring your own bottle

Mar8

Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival

Holiday Inn main Olympic Conference room, Ormeau Avenue, Belfast

In the round session with Grammy award winner Don Henry

Mar7

Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival

Academy, 1st Floor Holiday Inn , Ormeau Avenue, Belfast

Solo acoustic performance

Sep27

The Sitting Room Sessions

Fairhill bar, Ballymena

Local talent on show

Sep7

The Lagan sessions

The Sunflower Bar, Belfast

£3 at door