Dan Murphy is a talented young artist with a multifaceted career in the entertainment industry. Apart from being a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and viral beatboxer, Dan is also an entrepreneur and travel blogger.
Dan Murphy is the co-founder, lead singer and multi-instrumentalist for the Irish band Hermitage Green. He is a featured artist with Lee Oskar Harmonicas and is one of the world’s leading pioneers in beatbox harmonica playing. Murphy has collaborated on music with Lee Oskar who is one of the founding members of legendary soul band WAR.
In addition to harmonica, Dan plays guitar, piano, dobro, banjo, and didgeridoo. He grew up in Limerick, Ireland and started playing music at the age of fifteen. He studied music and media in the University of Limerick, and on graduation, formed the band Hermitage Green with his brother Barry and three friends. Some of his influences are: John Grant, Phillip Henry, Steve Lockwood and Rory McLeod. He has also spent time in India studying Hindustani slide guitar under Grammy Award- winning slide guru Debashish Bhattacharya. Hermitage Green blend elements of folk music with pop and rock styles. Their line-up features four-part vocal harmonies, harmonica, didgeridoo, dobro and guitars; all infused with tribal rhythms played by two percussionists using djembe, drum kit and the traditional Irish bodhran. In 2015, they signed a record deal with Sony and have since released three studio albums. They regularly play sell-out tours across North America, Australia, Ireland and Europe, and have toured with The Pogues, Josh Ritter, Paloma Faith, James Morrison and many more.
Dan also hosts his own podcast called ‘The Chat with Dan Murphy’ which features eclectic conversations with an array of world-renowned guests which include Jimmy Carr, Desmond Child, Gregory David Roberts (Shantaram), Noel Hogan of The Cranberries and Blindboy Boatclub.
Outside of music and podcasting, Dan is passionate about travelling. He is the co-director of adventure travel company Global Village Tours, which has seen him guide groups into some of the world’s most unusual travel destinations such as North Korea, Chernobyl, Turkmenistan and Transnistria. He has also contributed travel articles for Joe.ie.
Moreover, why is he so popular? The reason has to be his marketing skills. Dan has a unique way of portraying his image online. It’s simple. He’s a master content creator on Social Media. His brand voicing abilities make him stand out from the rest of the crowd. Dan Murphy has a raw, edgy and storytelling way that pushes the lyrical envelope evoking his thoughts behind every social media post which keeps an audience glued to his content. Due to such unique talent, Murphy qualifies as an exquisite content creator and influencer. As such, he has garnered a huge fan following of over 100k people from all over the world (TikTok 96k and Instagram 17.3). His harmonica beatbox content has gone viral multiple times on TikTok resulting in millions of views and landing Dan with appearances on U.S., French, Japanese, German, and Chinese and U.K. television.
Entrepreneurs, influencers, and artists like Dan Murphy are attracting extremely large audiences, which enables endemic and non-endemic brands to reach an enormous range of target groups. For the young entrepreneurs out there on the internet, he has an inspiring message – “just find whatever it is you are passionate about and then work hard at it. My work ethic has always been driven by my interests, so let that guide you first and foremost and everything else will look after itself!”