Since finishing first runner up in New Zealand Idol, Michael Murphy has enjoyed a successful career in the music industry, both locally and internationally. After New Zealand Idol in 2004, Michael signed to BMG records and began his solo career. His first single debuted at number 1 and spent considerable time at the top of radio airplay charts. His debut album No Place To Land earned him gold status and took him around the country performing to sold out audiences of eager fans.
Michael's first passion is rock music and performing as part of a band With 5star Fallout, Michael toured New Zealand and the United States and then went on to tour English pubs with a fellow band member. Michael's other passions are acting and theatre. Recently Michael has been working as a session singer, writing his own material, performing for corporate audiences and appearing in a number of successful Auckland shows. This year will be his third performance with Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park.