Phil Murray and the Boys From Bury are almost a legend in the north of England. If you haven’t heard the music you know the name. But they’re not from Bury and the singers’ name isn’t Murray. They deal in an infectious brand of punk-infused witty guitar pop inspired by life in their home town of Rotherham, a town which requires a sense of humour!

Songs like ‘I Can’t Stop Eating Trees’, ‘Shurrup Me Dads In Bed’ and ‘Dying Turtle’ (the latter inducing the audience to spontaneously get on their backs and wriggle their arms and legs in the air) have been received with great enthusiasm from audiences across the UK.

The line-up comprises Phil on lead vocal, Craig on bass, Rich on drums and Dally on guitar. The band have been playing together for a number of years both as headliners and also as support to the likes of The Damned, UK SUBS, Dr. Feelgood and John Otway. You can keep up with the latest blog, gigs etc. on MySpace. Listen for free at Last.fm and Spotify.

Latest News

Date: 10/12/2014

Following lengthy negotiations (well, a couple of text messages) the band have agreed to perform some 30th aniversary shows next year. Watch this space...
Date: 08/11/2010

Dally's broken both his ankles so we've had to pull out of the gig at the Dove & Rainbow on 28/11/2010.
Date: 08/10/2009

You can read Dally's account of the recent gig at the Bridgehouse 2 in London on his MySpace Blog.
Date: 24/06/2009

Due to the closure of Rudi's Blues Club in Rotherham we have had to cancel the gig on 4/7/2009. Anyone who bought tickets from Rich please get in touch for a refund.
Date: 10/05/2009

Pat Duncan on www.wfmu.org has been playing us on his show over the past few weeks. You can hear the shows again from these links:


Many thanks to Pat for his support.

Date: 26/10/2008

Our new album 'Welcome To Murraysville' has been awarded a GrIndie by Radioindy.com.


28/11/2010 Dove & Rainbow, Sheffield - CANCELLED 0114 272 1594

02/07/2010 Dickens Bar, Rotherham

27/06/2010 Dove & Rainbow Festival, Sheffield 0114 272 1594

20/05/2010 Pulse Bar, Barnsley 01226 204774

27/12/2009 The Fairways, Brinsworth, Rotherham 01709 838111

Phils Jokes

Two flys on a turd , one farts the other one says "do yer mind i'm eating"
Two flys on a arse, which ones the boxer.......The one in the ring!
Two flys on a toilet seat.......one got pissed off!!
Two lions walking through the middle of Rotherham,one says to the other"its bloody quiet in it"
A penguin walks in to a pub and says to the barman"excuse me have you seen my brother in here" The barman replies"whats he look like"

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