Samantha Murphy | somewhere between starving & stardom

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somewhere between starving & stardom

by Samantha Murphy

Whimsical Pop Rock for the Folks.
Genre: Pop: Today's Top 40
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1. Miss Takes
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2. Come Back to You
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3. Christopher Street
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4. Be
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5. At the Laundr-O-mat
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6. flowersandfireflies
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7. Silent & Still
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8. I Am You
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9. I Wanna Go Home
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10. The Best Thing
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Singer songwriter Samantha Murphy has been in the music industry her entire life. Born in Hawaii, her mother is Australian and father is from New Zealand. Samantha grew up on the road, singing in her family's band, The Murphys. The family toured the United States from the time Samantha could walk, opening for artists such as Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson. She wrote her first song when she was eight and performed it on stage that same night, somewhere in Ohio. She hasn't stopped since.

"...great voice and tunes to match."
-Ron Sexsmith

While most kids were learning how to read and write, Samantha was experiencing life on a tour bus, hanging out with circus people and musicians. About her early experience with the "business" side of show, Samantha says "My sister and I would sell our albums off the stage after the show. They were $8.00 then. When I was nine years old, I asked my dad what our 'cut' was and where my share of the profits was going. From then on, I got $1.00 for every album we sold. That's more than most artists get from a major label now."

"Totally awesome!!! Move over Ms. Crow...someone new is taking the stage! With the essence of Brickells' lyrical talent and hooks reminiscent of Carole King; Samantha Murphy's songs draw you in, calling to your I've heard of a demo CD ..EVER."
- Barb Hill - Feminine Groove

Samantha's songs literally drip with personality! They're quirky and whimsical, full of appealing contrasts. On the one hand, she's kind of sweet and girly; on the other, she's kind of a rebellious rocker chick. Even the title of her new CD, somewhere between starving & stardom, seems to reflect these odd contrasts. As a solo artist, Samantha has opened for Five for Fighting, Steve Poltz and many others. She has her own Podcast called SMtv that features a different indie artist each week. After only 13 shows on iTunes, Samantha has over 10,000 subscribers! She's also a staff writer for KillYourFM, a new digital magazine you download to your Sony Playstation Portable (PSP).

"There is no barrier to a rising star on the horizon & Samantha Murphy exhibits intrinsic characteristics that are blinding in their potential to shine onwards to the meridian." -United Global Artists


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Robin Merritt

I got Samantha's new CD "Somewhere between Starving & Stardom" a couple of days ago and every song on it leads up into a better and more melodious tune. This is a very professional and solidly uplifting record and the majority of songs on it are prime for radio play. Samantha has a very universal appeal and ALL YOU DJ's need to take notice.

cloud nine and cloud seven

We love "Somewhere Between Starving & Stardom"!
Internet Music Radio, "Gone Fishing for Blue Skies", loves the world of Samantha Murphy.

cloud nine and cloud seven

We love "Somewhere Between Starving & Stardom"!
Internet Music Radio, "Gone Fishing for Blue Skies", loves the world of Samantha Murphy.

Paul Bondarovski, Midnight Special Blues Radio

Amazing, hypnotizing... Killing - softly but surely!..
Don't miss! After the last sound of the last song, you'll stay Silent and Still, listening to the echo in your heart... Have you ever dreamed to receive a musical message addressed to you personally? You've got it!


Heart felt lyrics, well written melodic music and a beaUtiful voice. GREAT CD.

Mariel Filtz

Samantha is a wonderful person and singer. Check out her new site, same great podcast with new Cooking With James, for quick, cheap, easy to cook, good for you meals.


You will enjoy Samantha's music. A great first album!

Radio 19/4 Germany

A new real independent star is born.
“From the paranoid land from the other side of the Atlantic comes another singer songwriter hopeful. Unlike some of her collegues (like Liz Phair and Shannon Wright) Samantha Murphy doesn’t need big or small labels or big or small management. She does it all alone. A new real independent star is born.

The hot blooded and full time musician was born in Hawaii to Australian parents. Being part of the family band The Murphys, she grew up amongs Acrobats, Clowns and Musicians. Thankfully, she stuck to this uncertain and adventurous Tour-bus lifestyle and makes better music than other family bands. But “somewhere between starving and stardom” is a family venture as well. Besides the multi-instrument musician, the producer Chris Sorensen and engineer Stuart “Big Stu” Brantley became part of the new Musician’s family.

In such content surroundings, Sam's excellently intensive and sensitive songwriting has room to grow. Always with lyrics about the times, between emancipation, politics and always between chairs. Furthermore, Samantha Murphy’s new family doesn’t shy from hitting the guitars the right way. And they’re having fun doing it. And we do too.

I wish you success.”

James Williams

Warm And Inviting
Here we have a classic self released gem! With a voice a
little reminiscent of Lucinda but warmer, more inviting and
less intense but no less heartfelt. Try Laundr-O-Mat and
Silent And Still to get a taste of the variation but the
whole CD flows together just fine.. A name to remember!