Mick Murphy


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photograph of My Ruin

My Ruin, a Los Angeles, CA, USA-based hard rock band, was formed in 1999 by lead singer Tairrie B in the wake of her former band Tura Satana, which was previously known as Manhole.

Although originally intended as a solo project for her debut album 'Speak & Destroy', My Ruin quickly became a band when she met guitarist and co-songwriter Mick Murphy. The band has been subject to various line-up changes since forming.

Their current lineup includes:

Tairrie B - Vocals
Mick Murphy - Guitar, Bass, Drums


Speak & Destroy (1999, UK release; 2000, US release) (Spitfire/Snapper)
A Prayer Under Pressure Of Violent Anguish (2000) (Spitfire/Snapper)
To Britain With Love... and Bruises (2001; only released in the UK) (Live) (Snapper)
The Shape Of Things To Come (2003) (Century Media)
The Horror Of Beauty (2003) (Century Media)
The Brutal Language (2005) (Rovena/Undergroove)
Throat Full Of Heart (2008) (Rovena/Undergroove)
Alive On The Other Side (2008) (Rovena/Cargo)
Ghosts and Good Stories (2010) (Tiefdruck)
A Southern Revelation (2011) (free download from myruin.bandcamp.com)

Former Members:

Chris Lisee - Bass (2005-2009)
JD - Drums (2008-2009)
Marcelo Palomino - Drums (2008)
Matt Lechevalier - Drums (2005-2007)
Yael - Drums (2000-2005)
Jason Brunk - Bass (2005)
Jonny Chow - Bass (2004-2005)
Meghan Mattox - Bass (1999-2004)
Melanie Makaiwi - Guitar & Bass (on Speak & Destroy)

They have a dedicated fanbase, most notably in the UK. Their sound consists of passionate and angry vocals set against heavy metal riffs and beats. Vocalist Tairrie B and Mick Murphy began a side project known as The Lvrs. Mick Murphy has another side project known as Neanderthal.
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