The Murphy brothers return to the SEAC (as an acoustic duo).
“Never before have I been to a gig where the atmosphere has been so electric.” - Irish News
“Border boys in troubled times ... Rational, perceptive pop/folk of the highest order. ****” - The Irish Times (Sugar Island album review)
The 4 Of Us are one of the most acclaimed bands in Ireland, having been a steadfast part of Irish music history for over 25 years. Blending contemporary roots with rock, the award-winning band is fronted by brothers Brendan and Declan Murphy from the border town of Newry, Northern Ireland.
'Sugar Island', their latest album, explores the Murphy brothers' early years growing up in a border town during the height of the troubles in Northern Ireland. As singer Brendan recalls: "It was a dark time for sure, but as kids we still managed to have a lot of fun. Everyone who lived through that time has their own stories to tell; we thought we’d share some of ours.”
Musically, the new album focuses on the brothers’ trademark interplay of weaving acoustic guitars, a sound that’s all their own.
Their truly unique sound has garnered a large and loyal fan base and an enviable catalogue of timeless songs, including six Top 20 Irish charting albums and several hit singles. Regulars on Irish radio playlists, their music has also been featured extensively on American, UK, and Irish TV soundtracks.
The 4 Of Us shot to early fame towards the end of 1989 with their debut 'Songs for the Tempted', which featured the massive hits ‘Mary' and 'Drag My Bad Name Down'. The follow- up 'Man Alive' made Q magazine's prestigious Top 50 Albums of 1992 and included the UK Top 30 song 'She Hits Me'.
Their latest single 'Sugar Island' refers to the landmark heart of their hometown, which was also a popular meeting place for young lovers.
"On the day I left you crying, on the bridge at Sugar Island", as the lyric goes.
Always a sell-out show at the SEAC; please book your tickets early to avoid disappointment!
Doors Open: 8:00pm
Commences At: 8:30pm
In advance: €20 / €16
At the door: €22 / €18