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The 4 of Us are one of the most acclaimed bands in Ireland, having been a steadfast part of Irish music history for over 25 years. Blending contemporary roots with rock, the award-winning band was formed by brothers Brendan and Declan Murphy from the border town of Newry in Northern Ireland.

Their truly unique sound has garnered a large and loyal fan base and an enviable catalogue of timeless songs, including six Top 20 Irish charting albums and several hit singles. Regulars on Irish radio playlists, their music has also been featured extensively on American, UK, and Irish TV soundtracks.

The 4 of Us shot to early fame in 1989 with their debut album Songs for the Tempted, which featured the massive hits ‘Mary’ and ‘Drag My Bad Name Down’. Their follow-up album Man Alivemade Q Magazine's prestigious ‘Top 50 Albums of 1992’ and included the UK Top 30 song ‘She Hits Me’.

Sugar Island, their latest album, explores the Murphy brothers' early years growing up in a border town during the height of the troubles in Northern Ireland.

"Sugar Island has won some of the best reviews of their career…several landmarks are referenced by the brothers in songs such as Going South and Hometown on the Border, the latter’s mention of ‘soldiers tapping their heels’ being especially evocative."
Sunday Times


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