The origins of what is today one of Berlin‘s best loved folk bands date back to 2011, when front man Danny O’Connor met fellow Irishman Alan Jackson on St Patrick’s Day. They began playing gigs together, and as the stages got bigger, the band grew as well. While Alan Jackson left Murphy’s Law for personal reasons, Sara Thögersen’s energetic fiddle playing and distinct vocals are key to the band’s characteristic sound until today.
Milestones in Murphy’s Law band history are the release of their first studio album Half Full (2012) and its follow-up Full House (2015), the year when it became clear that the band were outgrowing their Folk cover beginnings. As sets became a more versatile selection of folk, rock and pop, the band’s sound had to keep up with the development, and the addition they were looking for was found in bass player Jens Clarberg. A member since the second half of 2016, he brings an invigorating new dimension to the sound of Murphy’s Law and the growing number of live shows they are playing all over Germany.
2016 also saw front man Danny O’Connor release his first solo album, Black Sheep. Recorded with musicians from the extended Murphy’s Law family, it features Danny’s original songs and was greeted with enthusiasm by listeners and critics alike. The energetic, audience-engaging front man made a magnificent debut in the world of songwriting and arranging, and his ideas keep boosting the band’s new, unique and fresh sound.
Murphy’s Law have grown into a connected and well attuned team ready to meet new musical challenges and new audiences. Loved by their fans in Berlin and elsewhere, standing on the solid foundation of five years together and rejuvenated by the impulses of the last two, they are about to write a new chapter and are currently working on their next EP.
Abstract: After six years on the local and national gig circuit, Murphy’s Law are Berlin’s most demanded Irish live act. Loved by their fans in Berlin and elsewhere, they present a versatile mix of covers, traditional tunes and front man Danny O’Connor’s original music in their characteristically energetic, audience-engaging live shows.