How is it that you started playing music? I started singing in a band at 17 and picked up the guitar at that point
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you? I'm Frank Murphy. I'm 44 years old. I play everything.
Have you had other previous members? No
Did you make music even when you were young? Yes
Where are you from? South eastern United States
What year did the band form? I started writing songs for my solo project in 2010
What's your style of genre? Acoustic Dark alt rock
What inspires you? Life and death
How often and where do you rehearse? Most every day
How have you developed since you started with the music? I always making progress and learning new techniques and ways and subjects to write about.
Do you have other interests of work outside the band? Philosophy, space, history and fantasy.
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? Yes I've been talking to a local company and hope it all develops into me playing more and more profitable gigs.
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? No I'm not but I'm not opposed to it.
What made you decide to make this music? I had no choice really. It just had to come out.
What are your songs about? Life, death, sorrow, existence, love
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? Me
Do you start with the music or the lyrics? Usually lyrics
Do you compose in a certain enviroment? No
Have you done any covers live? Yes
What language do you sing in? English
What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? 10 to 20 usually
What ages are most of your concert attendants? adult
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? Mostly the same
Do you have a regular place you play live often? No
What was your first gig like? It was someones back yard
What was your latest gig? It was an art show
Have you had to cancel a gig? yes
Where have you played live this year? The Bohemian gallery in Bay St. Louis MS and The Julep Room in Ocean Springs MS
Where do you plan to gig the comming year? Nowhere
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? I have my first album for sale
Where can people buy your merchandise? https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tales-from-the-deathless-tree/id954696377
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? I'd rather them buy art but not much I can do about it
How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? Has put more emphasis on live shows to make money
What do you think of my work? You do a lot of good spreading the word for artist. I thank you.
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? It will possibly expose my work to more people
Do you have any role models or idols? I have influences but no idols or role models. I thinks I'm mostly influenced by Nick Cave, Jerry Cantrell, and several others.
Why do you think that they exist? Don't know
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? You can be inspired by anyone
What have been your biggest obstacles? Time
What advice would you give other bands or artists? Do your thing
Do you have any new material? Yes I'm working on a new album
What are your web sites?
How can people reach you? the websites above
What are your plans for the future? to keep making music
Do you have something to add? Keep it real and you cannot go wrong