Murphy & the Giant


"We are not strangers

WE are friends you HAVEN'T met yet!"


Based out of Salt lake city Utah, Murphy & the Giant is a high energy 5 piece Irish inspired folk rock band with songs on social commentary, triumph, woe, friendship and celebration. This irreverent band was formed around front man Dan O'Connor in the Salt lake city area with Jamie Mcintosh on violin, Jesus Acosta on lead guitar, Mitch Shepard on bass and Ray Amarosa on drums. Murphy and the Giant is a fun, rowdy folk rock experience for any bar or venue to drink and dance the night away to.


Vocals, Rhythm Guitar / Daniel O'Connor
lead Guitar / Jesus Acosta
Violin / Jamie Mcintosh

Bass / Mitch Sheppard
Drums / Ray Amarosa



self titled

by Murphy and the giant

upcoming events


light house lounge

06/08/2019 9PM

 130 25th st, ogden, utah

utah highland games

06/09/2019 12PM

155 1000 West, SLC, UT

salt lake city arts festival


library square, SLC UT

Piper down pub

07/06/2019 9PM

1492 south state street SLC UT

funk and dive

07/26/2019 9PM

2550 Washington BLVD Ogden UT

ICe haus

08/03/2019 9PM

7 east 4800 south, murray, UT

Piper down pub

08/16/2019 9PM

1492 south state street SLC UT

layton commons park festival

08/17/2019 10AM

437 North Wasatch Dr, Layton, UT

funk and dive

08/23/2019 9PM

2550 Washington BLVD Ogden UT

light house lounge

09/07/2019 9PM

 130 25th st, ogden, utah

hog wallow pub

09/14/2019 9PM

3501 3200 East big cottonwood canyon road, cottonwood heights, UT


Piper down pub

09/20/2019 9PM

1492 south state street SLC UT