Greetings from London.
Sixteen year old me is very excited this week. Actually adult me is very excited too.
Interview with Brendan Murphy from The 4 of Us
I’m delighted to have Brendan Murphy from The 4 of Us on The London Ear today. Songs for the Tempted is only of those albums I keep going back to again and again. Plus, it’s actually 30 years since its release. Added to that is that The 4 of Us are coming to The Fiddler in London for a gig on December 4. So great timing all round.
It was great to chat to Brendan, (Left in the photo) about the band’s thirty year career, the hard slog of being independent musicians and of course we chatted about Songs For The Tempted and the biggest Irish song of 1989, ‘Mary’.
Catch Brendan and Declan at The Fiddler on December 4th. Tickets available from the band’s website.
Here’s a the video we spoke about during our interview, River Flows from the album, Sugar Island.
Here’s an oldie but a goodie. From Songs For the Tempted, Drag My Bad Name Down.
The London Ear 269 // November 30 2019 Playlist
1. Jape: We Threw A Dead Thing Overboard
2. A Lazarus Soul: Funeral Sessions
3. The Late David Turpin feat Gar Cox: What The Winter Brings
4. The 4 of Us: Drag My Bad Name Down
5. Interview with Brendan Murphy from The 4 of Us (Part 1)
6. The 4 of Us: River Flows
7. Interview with Brendan Murphy from The 4 of Us (Part 2)
8. The 4 of Us: Mary
9. Junk Drawer: Temporary Day
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