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The Mighty Stef


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In 2006 Stefan Murphy, a songwriter and performer from Dublin, Ireland released his debut album under the Moniker ‘The Mighty Stef’. The album ‘The Sins Of Sainte Catherine’ showcased a mish-mash of songs that Murphy had written and brought together over the previous 18 months with his constantly shape-shifting band line-up.

Following the release of ‘St.Catherine’ Stef met his manager Frank Murray and over the following couple of years the pair worked together in the production of Death Threats EP and the second TMS full length ‘100 Midnights’, both were received well by followers and critics.

During this golden period of songwriting and experimentation with different line-ups and sounds Murphy collaborated with Ronnie Drew, Shane MacGowan, Dave King & Bridget Regan of Flogging Molly from the US and Cait O’ Riordain of The Pogues. These collaborations, all orchestrated by Murray [ex-manager of the Pogues ] did a lot to raise Stef’s profile as a performer and further bring his songwriting to the attention of a much wider audience.

Constantly touring and traveling, performing both solo and with his band, The Mighty Stef’s third album ‘TMS and the baptists’ was made in Berlin. This was the third in a series of acclaimed records produced and released on a lo-fi budget with his own label ‘The Firstborn Is Dead Recordings’. The Baptists record was Stef’s most personal songwriting and marked the end to his folk arrangement approach to songwriting. It also marked the beginning a new collaboration with Gary Lonergan and Brian Gallagher who went on to form a new songwriting partnership with Murphy and also provide the basis for a full time Mighty Stef Band.


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  • LikeOasis

    where can i get their lyrics ?

    22 Apr 2012 Reply
  • ChrisEscaped

    Awesome show in Hamburg..

    24 Nov 2011 Reply
  • stasomat

    Thanks for a great show in Copenhagen!

    9 Nov 2011 Reply
  • wamboschieni

    Hey guys, I saw you in Bamberg last sunday. Great show!! I couldn't write earlier, because I had to dry my cloths... but it was really worth it. Greetings from germany, all the best!

    17 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Gohel

    Wow, I'm a huge fan of Nick Cave, and the singer sounds almost like him. Sad that nobody posted here in two years...

    4 May 2011 Reply
  • Domarts

    great concert yesterday in berlin!

    10 Sep 2009 Reply
  • tommyboo

    Don't forget your massive fan base in Finland either! :-p

    14 Jul 2009 Reply
  • darkery

    love love love love! you've got to come to stockholm!!! pleaseeee.... ;)

    2 Jul 2009 Reply
  • StepfordMom

    Just got my copy of the new album in the mail yesterday. Every track is worth a listen or 5. :) I shall go dance around with my vacuum now and sing.

    15 May 2009 Reply
  • stefaniewithanf

    best name eveeerrr :)

    4 Apr 2009 Reply
  • johnkeaveney

    Never knew of the stef until now, I just wanna say, DOWNTOWN is one of the best tracks I have heard in a long, long time. SAVAGE.

    26 Mar 2009 Reply
  • ThePuzzle

    The Song "'Don't let it steal the sunshine from your eyes,..." is named Sunshine Serenade ;)

    19 Sep 2008 Reply
  • Kelric

    Really wish there was a way to pick up Poisonous Love online. And finding whatever song it was with the lyrics 'Don't let it steal the sunshine from your eyes, don't let it steal the mischief from your smile.' As well as the song which I am probably mis-titling as 'Boys Back Home.'

    7 Mar 2008 Reply

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