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Recently named one of the Top 10 Artists to watch for in 2020 by CBC Searchlight, Rob Murphy is an East Coast Canadian Artist who is known for his heart on the sleeve lyrics, heartfelt and energetic performances.

Rob new Single "YOU" willl be available April 20th.

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Rob Murphy is a Singer / Songwriter from beautiful Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Rob's Raspy Weathered Vocal Style can easily show influences from the likes of Johnny Reid, David Gray and Damien Rice.


Songwriting has always come naturally for Rob, he has a natural ability to create songs that listeners can easily relate too whether fiction or reality you’ll be wondering if a song came from real life experiences or the thoughts of a natural Storyteller.


In March 2017 Rob released his first Single “300 Days” which had much success bringing attention to Mental Health wait times in Cape Breton. This song was used by the Canadian Mental Health Association in May 2017 for Mental Health Month.


November 2017 Rob released his first EP.. titled “300 Days” which was well received and had over 60,000 Streams online. It’s a mix of Roots, Pop and Americana Music. With the release of this album Rob played over 200 Shows during 2018  in Nova Scotia during this period with intimate and high energy performances.


July,2019 Rob released "O'LA LA" which had National,Commercial and Community Radio Play. December,2019 Rob released "Give Me A Sign" a beautiful Song that came to Rob in a dream about Dimes From Heaven. Two more releases are expected in early Spring and Early Summer in addition to a new EP. titled "Sunsets”. You’ll find Rob in 2019 Touring Eastern Canada and promoting his new Album with Heart On The Sleeve lyrics and melodies.

Recently Rob entered CBC Searchlight which he was named one of the Top 10 Artists to watch for in 2020. Following this he released a catchy tune called "you" featuring Lila Tighe. "You" will be available April 20th online and a follow up track "Ghosts" will be available on May 20th. 


Rob Murphy, 'O La La' (Cape Breton)

If you dig the Band, Joel Plaskett or Blue Rodeo, chances are you will love the natural, rootsy delivery of Rob Murphy on this very catchy and well-produced song.

Grant Lawrence - CBC Searchlight

"Rob Murphy is from Cape Breton, but there’s not a hint of Celtic influence on this number here. It’s pure, heartfelt, acoustic roots-pop marked by a catchy chorus and an ever so slightly gravelly vocal delivery. Rob made his debut in 2017 with a single called “300 Days” about wait times for mental health treatment on Cape Breton. Already, that makes me like Rob an awful lot. But this new song is just ever so promising. I seriously can’t wait to see what Rob puts out next. If this single is any indication, he’s going to be a force to be reckoned with on the folk scene." - ROOTS MUSIC CANADA


"That New Single you sent us, absolutely killer - BILL ROACH, CBC EAST COAST MUSIC HOUR


Booking Contact

Rob Murphy

(902) 549-2588

© 2017 by ROBERT MURPHY.