Amazing Swing Show
Asa Murphy is one of the foremost vocal talents in the UK. With his
vibrant repertoire of self-penned material and his swinging
interpretations of timeless tunes made famous by Frank Sinatra, Bobby
Darin and Dean Martin, Asa simply has to be seen and heard.
ovations at Ronnie Scott's Club, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and at
venues all over the world attest to the pure artistic talent of Asa
Murphy.Here's what Asa says:
I was born in Liverpool and am one of seven children; six boys and one girl. As a child I always had a love for music and my father Peter bought me a guitar when I was 10 years old.
As a teenager I sang with friends in a local band at weddings and
family gatherings but never imagined that this might lead to a serious
career. My life-long friend Kenny Harrison always encouraged me to
write and perform, and in 2002 I did so – at a friend's dinner dance.
The set consisted of half an hour of Swing music from Bobby Darin,
Sinatra and Tony Bennett. The show was such a success that I thought I
just might have a future as a professional singer.
At that time,
I was working as a care worker looking after people with different
health issues. Although I liked my job and had a great relationship with
the people and families he cared for, I still dreamed of singing for a
living. My wife Kelly encouraged me to make a demo CD and she took
it to her workplace - a hairdresser salon in Liverpool. A local
restaurant manager was having his hair cut and asked who the singer was -
and this led to my first ever paid show at LA BARBACOA in Crosby, July
Over the next few years I worked in bars and
clubs working my way up to corporate events and then major cruises. I
worked for P&O, Fred Olsen, Saga, Royal Carribian and last but not
least the QE2.In January 2008 I made my debut at London's
internationally-renowned jazz club RONNIE SCOTT'S. Once again it was a
major success and I was given a standing ovation and great reviews from
the attending press including this quote from THE TIMES: "Asa really is
Britain's answer to Michael Buble” .
This was followed up by a
sold-out show at the LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC HALL in May, 2008 with
nearly 2000 in attendance. The show ended with a 10 minute standing
ovation. In July 2008 I played to my biggest audience so far in the
LIVERPOOL ECHO ARENA singing with his full ensemble “The Danny Mannix
Swing Band” to over 8000 people. Directly after the show I entertained at COLLEEN MCLOUGHLIN's hen party.
Standard performance times - Flexible