Murphy's Law is a dynamic group led by Melbourne bassist Tamara Murphy. Murphy's Law was formed in August 2002, and features the awesome lineup of Julien Wilson (sax), Jordan Murray (trombone), Nashua Lee (guitar), Joe Talia (drums) and Tamara Murphy (double bass, bandleader).
Murphy's Law boasts a mostly original repertoire, inspired by the music of such influential artists as Steve Coleman and Charlie Haden, with most of the compositions written by bandleader, Tamara Murphy. The group has a collectively produced sound with an identity unique to the Melbourne jazz scene.
Murphy's Law has performed at many festivals around Australia, including the Melbourne International Jazz Festival (2003), the Wangaratta Jazz Festival (2003) and the Eltham Jazz Festival (2005) in addition to performing regularly at Melbourne venues Bennetts Lane and the Cape Lounge. In 2004, Murphy’s Law recorded and released their debut CD “Telling Tales” (out through Newmarket), funded by a Vic Arts Grant.
“There’s been no shortage of strong CD releases by local bands this year, but the one I’ve been most excited by is the debut album from Murphy’s Law”
- Adrian Jackson - Rhythms Magazine Nov. 2004