"Thoroughly top Muso, memorable tunes" Zee Gachette ( Z Star Delta )

You're lucky if you come across Joe Man Murphy. He strides through the folk and roots music space, capturing audiences with an honesty and charm that easily stands him out from the masses. A master of a player and a man! Hannah Gillespie Director - Majors Creek Festival

Joe Man Murphy is an Irish born Folk/Roots solo musician that now calls Australia home. A true singer songwriter and storyteller, Joe Man draws on 20 years of performing and touring the world in his must-see stage shows. His new single 'Find a way' is out May 15. Find a way is the second single off Joe Man's upcoming third solo album. A multi-instrumentalist, Joe Man has captured the hearts of audiences through his warmth, honesty and stories from a life well lived. He has performed at National Folk Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Tablelands Festival and Majors Creek Festival to name a few.


Like all Irish performers, Joe Man’s stories are often hilarious and based on real life events and lead into well crafted songs presented in a world class manner that leaves the audience wanting to know more. He also performs with Festival favourites, Sunshine Coast band Gypsy Rumble who have performed all over the country headlining festivals in only their second year.

As a songwriter, Joe Man gathers stories and brings them to life on guitar, ukulele and banjo with his charming vocals in his solo shows.


Joe Man is not your average performer, he puts his heart and soul into every show, whether it be a Festival sit down show or a busking performance. For Joe Man, music is an addiction, a way of life, a way to share his Irish roots and Australian experience. He is beloved to many people in the Folk Festival music community around Australia and is a world class act whether on Guitar or Ukulele. Once you’ve seen Joe Man Murphy you go away feeling connected, and part of something greater than yourself. There is an old Irish saying that a true entertainer can make you laugh and bring you to tears in the same song. Joe Man Murphy continues this tradition and is a master at it in his own right.

Performance history

2018 Blenheim Festival, SA

2018 Tablelands Folk Festival, QLD

2018 Fleurieu Fringe Festival

2017 National Folk Festival, ACT

2017 Fleurieu Folk Festival, SA

2017 Majors Creek Festival, NSW

2017 Yakandandah Folk Festival, VIC

2017 Semaphore Music Festival, SA

2016 Black Mountain Festival, QLD

2016 Adelaide Fringe Festival, SA

The Timbers Festival Appearances

2018 Palm Creek Festival, QLD

2018 Yakandandah Folk Festival, VIC

2017 Blenheimfest, SA

2016 Port Fairy Folk Festival, VIC

2016 National Folk Festival, ACT

2016 Wintermoon Festival, QLD

2015 Illawara Folk Festival, NSW

2015 Folk By The Sea, NSW

2015 Caloundra Music Festival, QLD

2015 Adelaide Fringe Festival, SA

2015 Wollombi Festival, NSW

Career highlights

2018 Lanikai Ukulele Endorsement 

2017 Cole Clark Guitars Endorsement 

2018 Happy Days Album Tour 

2017 Mrs Sunshine Album Tour 

Winner of the APRA  Emily Burrows Award 2013 ( With The Timbers)