Gavin's debut album "45 RPM (Replay Past Memories)" was RTE Radio 1 "Album Of The Week" for the week beginning 5th June 2020. The album’s three singles were all well received by national radio, gaining impressive airplay. Ocean FM made each single its "Song of the week" and, upon release, 45 RPM was its “Album of the week” too.
The album received great reviews, including from key tastemakers like Hotpress Magazine and Alan Corr for RTE.ie.
Barry Devlin – screenwriter and member of the legendary band Horslips – named "My Regret" as one of his favourite singles of 2020.
Gavin is the lead guitarist and band manager of the successful Smiths tribute band These Charming Men, which he formed in 1995. Working as a session guitarist, both live and in the recording studio, led to Gavin starting to write songs of his own. 45 RPM (Replay Past Memories) is the culmination of that creativity.
Living on Ireland’s north west coast, GAVIN MURPHY originally hails from Dublin’s North Side. Gavin arranged, produced and recorded the album in his home studio in Sligo.
Gavin’s eldest son, Daragh, an accomplished musician and producer in his own right, also features on the album. He co-produced three tracks and plays on a number of the songs.
Gavin's close friend and collaborator Tony Kavanagh (AKA Hometime) co-wrote five songs on the album.
Other co-writers and musicians who collaborated on the album are: John McGeer; Robbie Malone (David Gray, Hothouse Flowers); Peter Walsh; and Richard Cullen.
Special thanks to Fiachna Ó Braonáin and Seamie Mac for their generous support.