Jenna Murphy's soulful combination of indie-folk melodies and pop hooks, combined with emotive lyrics and instrumental prowess are set to forge a new sound in the acoustic scene. Originally from Ireland but now residing in Sydney, her unique style heralds a beautiful Celtic essence that sets her apart from her peers.
Jenna has been living in Australia for the past 4 years after coming to OZ for a wedding and forgetting to leave. She managed to finish a music Degree in classical piano before she left (although most of her songs are written on guitar) and has definitely created an impressive name for herself on the Australian song writing scene
"You know, there are only a small percentage of albums that offer the whole package. I believe Jenna Murphy's "Ancient Sea Warrior" is one of those albums." Shashona McCall, Indie Showcase 2011.
In 2011, Jenna’s debut EP ‘Ancient Sea Warrior’ was recorded and produced in partnership with Mark Stanley (a member of the late Mick Christopher's band "The Mary Jane's") of Red Room Records in Melbourne. The result is an outstanding fusion of musical influences, from artists such as countrymen, Glen Hansard (Once,Swell Season) Gemma Hayes and a diverse range of others including Beirut, Fleet Foxes, Laura Marling, Bon Iver and Radiohead. (You can have a listen to the EP here www.reverbnation.com/jennamurphymusic)
The Ep was launched in November last year at Sydney’s “Supper Club’ to a packed house and is now available on all popular online stores.
"Jenna has a beautiful voice that captures listeners" Mike McCready's Music Xray: 21st Century A&R, Nashville Music Guide
In 2011 Jenna was invited to support internationally acclaimed recording artist Mundy (ʻTo You I Bestowʼ - Romeo & Juliet Soundtrack) on the Australian leg of his world tour.
"Jenna opened for me in Sydney. She had great command of the room; she has a great voice and energy. The music is in her soul for sure and she knows how to write!" Mundy
She will be embarking on an exciting musical tour around Ireland through August 2012 so be sure to keep up to dates with her shows.
“To say Jenna Murphy has a gift is an understatement. Her unique vocal style is magical and hypnotizing. Her style is sexy and smooth, but she can also turn on a dime and deliver songs like "Soul Food", which is beautifully earthy.”Shashona McCall - Indie Showcase
For further information, promo requests or a copy of Ancient Sea Warrior, contact Jenna on:Ancient Sea Warrior EP (2011)