- 27 Nov 18
It's the first of a set of Irish shows he'll be headlining.
Currently living and working as an artist out of Atlanta in the United States, Stefan Murphy is a Dublin born musician who will be making a return early next year with the release of his eponymous solo album and a lot of touring in support of it. Part of the itinerary is a show set for Upstairs at Whelan's on the 24th of January that has been confirmed today.
Despite the upcoming record being his first as a solo artist, it follows a wealth of experience amassed over the years as part of a number of bands. The singer-songwriter first came to some notoriety with pop-punk group Subtonics, before then going on to release four albums with The Mighty Stef, a group he formed with bandmates Gary Lonergan, Daniel Fitzpatrick and Gaz Earle. Murphy was most recently a member of Count Vaseline, with whom he released a further three experimental records before turning his hand to solo work.
His self-titled project Stefan Murphy is set to hark back to a more stripped back, "brass knuckles" version of his music that he made in his earlier years, where storytelling lyrics and the clarity of them take precedence over busier and more experimental production.