About Courtney Murphy
It seems all too easy to regard the average Australian Idol performer as a ‘flash in the pan’ overnight sensation, but the truth behind Courtney Murphy’s success is far more involved. Having a musical career that spans longer than many of his peers, Courtney still performs regularly solo and with the band he formed with his brothers in the early 1990’s, Murphy’s Lore.
As one of the final three on ‘Australian Idol’ in 2004, still the highest rating season of the popular Network Ten program, Courtney quickly became one of the most recognisable new artists in Australia. His extraordinary voice and dynamic performances garnered him praise from the viewing public, who embraced his soulful interpretations of popular hits and hidden gems, as well as his happy-go-lucky persona and quirky
sense of humour.