MWMC Leeds // the 4 of US // Jamie Ferguson // Avocet on Wednesday 1st May 2019
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 was formed by brothers Brendan and Declan Murphy from the border town of Newry in Northern Ireland. 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.
Sugar Island, their latest album, explores the Murphy brothers' early years growing up in a border town during the height of the troubles
Music Genres: Acoustic, Blues, Folk
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