Brad Murphey has distinguished
himself as a versatile songwriter,
arranger and guitarist. Original
songs, such as, "Tom's Song" and
"Soul of the Nation," are soulful
fragments of lost dreams. Others,
such as "Third Bombay" and "Uncle
Chronic," give us insights into his
twisted sense of humor. His
arrangements of standards like,
"Hard Times Come Again No More" and
"Long Black Veil" are fresh and
Murphey has also arranged guitar lines for Unique Drive’s “So It Be” and is currently writing choral arrangements and lyrics for their song, “Foolish World,”
Brad is a ‘by-product’ of Northwestern College Conservatory, where he concentrated on classical composition and conducting. He worked in theater as an actor and make-up artist, designing make-up for small and large theaters and has acted in musicals and musical comedies.
Teresa Frank started out as a
dancer, performing in Dance Lines
and Competition Disco (back in the
‘80’s, it was not a contact sport).
About this same time, she started to
explore other forms of artistic
expression and found that she had a
talent for music. She took voice
lessons at MacPhail Institute in
Minneapolis and started working
under Bea Speed, world-recognized
choral director. She played bass in
local bands, then took time off to
raise her family.
In the last few years, Teresa has found her voice again and also found that she has a talent for percussion, especially, Bodhran and Djembe. Her voice lends a silky texture to Murphey’s Midnight Rounders’ harmonies and soulfulness to her lead vocals. Teresa has recently expanded the band's sound capabilities with the addition of the Mandolin.
Bonnie comes from a background in music, theatre, dance and visual arts. With an all-around behind-the-scenes position in the Unhinged Theater Company, and as a member of various choirs for 14 years, the opportunity to perform and help create original music has been a wonderful experience. On her 21st birthday, Bonnie received the best gift she could ask for-playing a 2 hour live show for all her friends.
Bonnie has recently been featured on various songs produced by Unique Drive