By Haley Bianco
KU student Ryan Murphy has been booked as a performer for KUSIC’s Bear’s Den performances many times. Bear’s Den performances are free to attend at 11 a.m. on Thursdays in the Bear’s Den coffee shop in the McFarland Student Union Building.
“I perform covers and original music when I play at the Bear’s Den,” said Murphy. “I try to keep my listeners entertained in between songs and throw in some jokes every once in a while to show my personality and get the crowd going.”
Murphy acoustically performs different genres of music with his voice and guitar. He enjoys performing songs by Mumford and Sons, Edwin McCain, Phillip Phillips, Creed and AFI.
His love for performing began when he was in high school and within the last year he has landed gigs at school and in the surrounding area. His favorite memory is winning third place in the 2013 edition of KU’s Got Talent and moving on from there to compete in the Berks Got Talent Competition.
“My goal is to release an original album with the support of my loyal and amazing fans,” said Murphy. “Even the greatest musician would be nothing without his fans.”
Murphy encourages other KU musicians to get involved with the Bear’s Den performances.
“You will get paid to do something you love to do while having a good time with friends and new acquaintances,” he said.
For more information on KUSIC performances in the Bear’s Den, check out posters around campus, email the graduate assistant of the Student Union and Involvement Services or stop by the MSU information desk with questions.