MISSES MURPHY: The Axis EPAlternative adult contemporary, blues, folk, and bluegrass - The aforementioned may sound confusing, but the sound is soothing, unique and unduplicated. By crafting a sound that is as emotionally tangible as it is refreshing to listen to, MISSES MURPHY has created a loyal fan base in a region where cover bands rule.
Structure is the defining sound of this regionally loved band. From within this structure, their music has taken on a profound meaning and their dynamics flow into a stream of musical cohesion giving MISSES MURPHY their creatively classified sound. Radio has been quick to pick up on their marketable sound. "Slogan," from the band's debut Random Bits & Pieces, is currently featured on "Lazer Local Lix" (102.9 WLZR-Milwaukee), and "Occupy" has become a staple on "Milwaukee Rocks" (102.1 WLUM-Milwaukee). Other area stations playing MISSES MURPHY include 91.7 WMSE-Milwaukee, 101.7 WIPZ - Parkside, 90.3 WRST - Oshkosh, and 91.7 WSUW Whitewater.
Committed to the audience and faithful to the message, Brian Kramp (vocals) delivers lyrics like a preacher on Sunday morning. Courting the idea that people can be changed through music, Kramp brings to the table knowledge of communication through music, experience and life. Chris Brockland (guitars) finds inspiration in musicians who continually struggle to find the "perfect" sound from the guitar. Pop, rhythm, and blues flow through his fingers as he barrels his way through chord progressions. Tony Keller (drums) adds a piece of tribal wisdom that has evolved the MISSES MURPHY sound into a barrage of beats and tempos. Matt Miller (bass) fills the spaces in between with funk inspired grooves. Finally, as all puzzles strive for completion, the last piece puts the finishing touch on MISSES MURPHY's distinct sound. Kimmy Unger (violin) is continually fine-tuning a sound that will one day be studied by others. Using delay, distortion and other effects to create a vibe of her own, Kimmy brings vibrant and rare reverberations to the music.
MISSES MURPHY has fashioned a musical genre with enough pop sound for the kids while pleasantly engaging adult music lovers. Frequently packed performances and a yearly invitation to play the Midwest's largest music festival (Summerfest) are testimony to this fact. MISSES MURPHY's willingness to defy the "norm" is what continues to propel this group towards the next stage.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Chicago Blonde
2. Carbon Copies
3. Supersonic Hydroponic
4. Random Bits and Pieces
5. Layover Love
6. Dance With Me
7. Mystery Horizon