The 4 Of Us have been a part of Irish music history for over a quarter of a century.
Formed and fronted by Newry-born brothers Brendan and Declan Murphy, they have developed a strong musical identity which has produced original and award-winning recordings, as well as a large and loyal fan base.
The 4 Of Us shot to early fame towards the end of 1989 with their debut Songs for the Tempted, which featured the massive hits Mary and Drag My Bad Name Down.
The follow up, Man Alive, made Q magazine’s Top 50 Albums of 1992 and included the UK Top 30 song She Hits Me.
To date, the Murphy brothers have notched up an enviable catalogue of timeless songs, including six Top 20 Irish charting albums. Their music has also been featured extensively on American, UK, and Irish TV soundtracks.
Sugar Island, their latest album explores the brothers’ early years growing up in Northern Ireland; musically, it focuses on the trademark interplay of their acoustic guitars and features 12 new songs.
“With this one, we’ve really come full circle,” says Declan. “When we first started, The 4 Of Us was just two guys and two guitars. This album is a return to that ethos.”
The result is an uplifting album that touches on themes of childhood, family, and the passing of time against the backdrop of one of Northern Ireland’s darkest periods.
This concert will see the brothers in an up-tempo acoustic setting – expect some beautiful songs, both new and old, stunning interplay and great stories from the road.