After nearly 25 years in the music industry, Chris Murphy continues to be one of the most in-demand entertainers in Western Australia.
Chris Murphy is perhaps best known in Australia for his electrifying performance of Evie (Part 1) on Australian Idol in 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 one of his signature 'Touchdowns'!
Chris finished Idol a notable fourth place behind Jessica Mauboy and Damien Leith and it would be fair to say the program was an incredible launching pad that put Chris on the TV screens in millions of homes around the country, not to mention on the cover of magazines and high profile in-store appearances.
One of the highlights of Chris’ post-Idol run was performing ‘Waltzing Matilda’ to 100,000 people at the MCG before the 2006 AFL Grand Final. Draped in the team colours of that year’s premiership side, the West Coast Eagles, it was a moment very few performers have been privileged to experience.
In 2018, Chris embarked on another rock and roll journey as the hit musical We Will Rock You by Queen and Ben Elton returned to the stage at His Majesty’s Theatre in Perth. Undaunted by the challenge of taking a starring role in the production, Chris was excited by the opportunity to work alongside legendary Australian artist Normie Rowe and add another page in his already lengthy résumé
Over the years, Chris has been a stand out support act for Australian music legends including John Farnham, Jimmy Barnes, Daryl Braithwaite, The Black Sorrows, James Reyne, Diesel, Ross Wilson, Jon Stevens, Icehouse, Mental as Anything, Russell Morris, Gangajang, Richard Clapton, Vika & Linda Bull, Rick Price and Mark Seymour (of Hunters & Collectors).
In 2007 Chris was thrilled to be joined by one of his own musical heroes, the late Stevie Wright, who guested on a new recording of Evie (Part 1) and had Wright perform.
I wholeheartedly recommend Chris Murphy to anyone seeking an exceptional singer and collaborator. With his extraordinary talent, unwavering professionalism, and remarkable ease to work with, Chris is a true gem in the music industry. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with him and look forward to witnessing his continued success in the future.
First and foremost, Chris's vocal abilities are nothing short of extraordinary. Whether he is belting out powerful ballads or delivering delicate melodies, Chris's voice has the ability to evoke a wide range of emotions, leaving a lasting impact on everyone who hears him sing.
His ability to bring songs to life with his incredible vocals is a testament to his artistic prowess, while his friendly and easy-going nature makes him an absolute joy to work with.