The 4 of Us play The Alternative Sunday Social Club in The Wild Duck, Dublin on Sunday, 27 November at 4.00pm. We asked singer Brendan Murphy the BIG questions . . .

Together for over 30 years, the band was formed by brothers Brendan and Declan Murphy from the border town of Newry in Northern Ireland.

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Their 1989 debut album, Songs for the Tempted, featured the massive hits Mary and Drag My Bad Name Down. The follow-up Man Alive made Q magazine's prestigious Top 50 Albums of 1992 and included the UK Top 30 song She Hits Me.

Their latest album, Sugar Island, explores the Murphy brothers' early years growing up in a border town during the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland and won them some of the best reviews of their career.

Tell us three things about yourself . . .

I’m left-handed. I don’t like cake but love ice cream. Before forming The 4 Of Us, I trained as a lawyer.

How would you describe your music?


Who are your musical inspirations?

My kids.

What was the first gig you ever went to?

Horslips in the Rock Club, Dundalk.

What was the first record you ever bought?

Outlandos d'Amour by The Police.

What’s your favourite song right now?

Louie Louie by The Kingsmen.

Favourite lyric of all time?

Subterranean Homesick Blues by Bob Dylan.

If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Planxty Irwin by Planxty.

Where can people find your music/more information?

Our website.