Rave Reviews

“Margo's singing just puts me in a great mood!”
—Margaret S., music buyer for John's Music, Seattle

“There is no doubt that Margo has a gorgeous voice and that she works with extremely talented musicians, but there is something else that makes her special — a certain honesty and warmth in her delivery that has the effect of reflecting all the love and happiness in your hearts, and stopping time for that perfect moment.”
—Rhonda B, bride

“I was pretty nervous about who my daughter would hire to play for the reception, but you and the band were absolutely fantastic - everyone's talking about the music.”
—Mark C., father of the bride

“One of the best concerts we've ever presented!”
—Jon E., Olympia Concert in the Parks producer

“We really appreciate the time you spent helping us plan how the evening would unfold musically. Your music set the exact mood we had hoped for that evening and you and the band were absolutely wonderful - we received so many compliments on your talent!”
—Jennifer and Mark S., bride & groom

“There was a fabulous concert by Margo Murphy at Valdi's (Seattle). Murphy is a jazz singer who is intimate with Gershwin, Cole Porter , and many of the classic American songwriters of the last century. When she sings, it feels like you are hearing the song in its purest form.”
—Seattle Press On-Line (review)

“I spend much of my time booking concerts and working with performing artists, so it was really important to me to have wonderful music be a part of my wedding. The more I listened to Margo's CD, the more convinced I became that this was my perfect wedding music. I simply HAD to walk down the aisle to Margo singing "The Nearness of You" with guitar accompaniment, and I simply HAD to have Margo and a pianist entertain our guests during the first part of our reception. Luckily, she was available and worked with me to make my vision a reality, and we couldn't have been more thrilled with the results! The music set the perfect tone for our celebration — beautiful, elegant and full of emotion.

In addition Margo is a dream to work with — she is responsive, organized and absolutely reliable. I highly recommend Margo to anyone planning a private or public event.”
—R. Beiderbeck, City of Kent festival producer and bride

“You and your wonderful musicians created an amazing wedding ceremony. The ceremony music set a great celebratory and friendly tone for the entire day. We have heard so much praise for you and the other musicians from our guests!”
—Leah and Tim S., bride and groom

“Thank you for providing a beautiful beginning to Leah and Tim's marriage. You truly have the voice of an angel.”
—Judy and Kermit R., mother and father of the bride

“The songs turned out so beautifully. I wanted them to last longer! Everyone's talking about what a beautiful voice you have; and the guitarist was awesome.”
—Corinne E., bride

And, what they're saying about Margo's CD — Love You Madly

“Jazz vocalist Murphy moves to a new level with these intimate talks with the lyrics and guitarists Rick Ruskin and John Miller. These are conversations, never overpowering, just delicate brushes. Tastefully done with grace and ease and a lot of diversity… yet it all is a seamless fit.”
—Victory Music Review

“The most compelling thing about Margo's CD is her tone. Hers is not your typical husky jazz voice, but when you hear it you say, "Now that's an instrument."”
—Randy Halberstadt, jazz pianist and educator

“Your CD is one of the few CD's that we and our teenagers can agree on, so we listen to it a lot. And the more we listen, the more we enjoy it.”
—Alison O. and Julian S.

“Margo Murphy's voice carries in it a sense of love and of home. When she sings these classic jazz pieces, she does not sound like she is just singing a song. She sounds like she is singing these songs to you.”
—D. Lindeman

“An unusually good CD with a great sound.”
—Elderly Instruments Catalog

“I was trying to get some work done in my home office but my Weimaraner was driving me crazy because she was so restless. Then I happened to put on your CD and it calmed her right down! Kyashu (and I) give it 2 paws up!”
—Marisa, dog owner

“Your CD is rockin'. It's the best independently-produced CD I've ever heard.”
—Nancy R., singer-songwriter