BAND OF THE WEEK-Governing Murphy

A new weekly blog to showcase a different local band, to allow people to get know the local bands a little more

*This week starts my new weekly blog where I will feature a "Band of the Week". This will let everyone know a little more about the local bands in the Lehigh Valley and beyond. Please support our local musicians!!!*


Governing Murphy is an original rock band out of Bethlehem, Pa. After years of playing the cover band scene, Murph and Wally Govern decided to start writing their own music. After compiling several songs and recording them, their fan base wanted more. Murph and Wally wanted a drummer that could bring out the dynamics of their guitar driven music. So, after his split with a local cover band, Murph brought in hard hitting drummer, Bill Caufman. Realizing they were about to hit the music scene hard they needed a bassist to match so they found someone that was equally as crazy as the rest of them, Ringo Short.


Wally Govern III - guitar/lead vocals

Murph - Lead guitar

Ringo Short - Bass/vocals

Bill Caufman - percussion

Question 1: For those that have not had the chance to see Governing Murphy yet, what are three things you would tell them to entice/convince them to come to your show?

A. We sound like nobody else around.    

B. We genuinely have fun and have a bond that everyone can be a part of. 

C. We're entertaining to watch and our songs have a certain familiarity to them.

Question 2: What are three future goals/visions for Governing Murphy?

A. To get a good, quality product (cd) out very soon for our fans!!   

B. To expand our fan base by playing more shows, larger shows and shows outside of our home area.    

C. Platinum records, beautiful homes and arena shows.


You can find more on Governing Murphy through any one of these websites:






Here are a couple videos of them performing live:

"Nickel and Dimed" original performed at The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ



"Mirror" original performed at Beltzville Bar and Grille in Kunkletown, PA


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