Local singer releases first full length album

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Local singer-songwriter Paul Murphy has announced the release of his greatly anticipated first full length album entitled ‘Built to Last’.

Lisburn man Paul has been involved in the ‘Songwriters Circle’ performing regularly at Island Arts Centre.

He has also showcased at the Belnash festival in Belfast and is a resident at the Songbird Cafe, an evening for local artists to showcase their talent.

Paul’s involvement in the music scene includes reaching the final of the International Songwriting competition for his song ‘There’s a Place’.

Last year he reached the final of the Belnash Songwriting Competition, where he performed his song ‘Money Train’ in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter.

‘Money Train’, the first single from the album, has had regular radio play by Philip McCarroll on Lisburn 98FM, and the title track from the album ‘Built to Last’ has been getting airplay on Radio Ulster.

Paul is delighted to finally get his album out there having been in the works for two years.

He explained: “I was pleased with the response to my EP ‘Let the Truth Cry Out’ and it has been a goal to release a full album.

“I had these songs which I was pleased with but I didn’t want to rush it out there, so I took my time with the writing and worked with some very talented musicians including renowned pianist John McCullough and a great producer called Ben Reel.

“It’s finally ready and I’m really excited to get it out there.”

Paul’s music draws on Rock, Soul, Folk and Gospel, and artists who have influenced him include U2, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Bill Withers and Mumford & Sons.

The album ‘Built to Last’ is available to download now from iTunes and Amazon and to stream from Spotify.

There is an official launch of the CD scheduled for May with what is expected be a great evening of musical entertainment.

To keep up to date with the launch gig and other info, like Paul on facebook.com/paulmurphymusic and visit his website www.paulmurphymusic.com.