petemurphy 1


Birmingham UK   Jan 2012

Artist Bio

To get the negative stuff out of the way first...

This year I have witnessed aggression, bullying, aggressors playing the victim, hate, and rudeness (amongst other things) to such a high level that I have stayed away from the challenge. I have witnessed the entire FAWM community be attacked in one fell swoop. I have also witnessed the enabling/encouragement of these behaviours, which has left me feeling disappointed and disconcerted.

These behaviours had me contemplating deleting my account yesterday.

However, a kind soul talked to me very late last night and helped me to see things a little differently.

This means that I might join in at some point.

Things I will not tolerate anywhere near my page -
personal attacks of any kind, whether towards me or anyone else

Those things are completely against the spirit of FAWM. Take that stuff somewhere else.

I truly believe that 99% of FAWMers are lovely, genuine people. As with most things, there are always the odd few who want to cause upset, spread bad vibes, and spoil things for everyone. I'm glad to see the 'reasonable person principles' thread on the forum.


Now for some positive stuff -

@karlsburg25 has recently released an album. It's brilliant. Really. The songs, the production, the performances. It's so good, and you should go buy it - https://thekarloskollective.bandcamp....

@acousticmaddie is massively generous with her commenting, and such a brilliant, prolific artist. She deserves all the love.

Peace to all.


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  • @axl  Mar 8

    Hey Pete, I just wanted to let you know that I share your opinion on some of the stuff that happened on the forums. Please don't let that drive you away from this site for good. I value your presence (and music!!) greatly.

  • @kovbleu  Mar 7

    Really enjoyed your collab with @acousticmaddie. I missed your voice and writing this year. Hope all is well!

  • @musicsongwriter Mar 1

    Hi Pete, I second what John said.

  • @oneslowtyper  Feb 24

    Hi Pete, just want to let you know that you've always got a friend here. I'm not hard to find, for any time you ever want to talk.
    Remember, when the good ones walk away, the bullies have more room to play.

  • @cynthiawolff  Feb 22

    and waiting..
    show us some of your new Americana

  • @nancyrost  Feb 22


  • @the3queens  Feb 2018

    I am glad you are partially back. Don't let the haters get thou down. God the last year was terrible politically and on FB. Self care is crucial in these times, so often necessary unfortunately to tune it out by whatever means necessary, especially for the empaths amongst us.

  • @musicsongwriter Feb 2018

    Hi Pete, I hope you'll be happy to participate on fawm. Fawn needs You. You create amazing songs, you give amazing comments. You represent positive, kind, inspiring, encouraging vibes. We need them now more than ever when some negativity is in the atmosphere. Let's let the kindness win.

  • @wobbiewobbit  Feb 2018

    i just thought of this song to send you on your re-launch... bon voyage

  • @susyblue  Feb 2018

    Hey Pete, missing you this year! Sorry to hear you had a bad experience, I'm shocked to hear that as I always thought fawm to be to opposite to most of the internet and a friendly encouraging safe space. Anyways all the best to you, hi to your doggies πŸ˜€

  • @wobbiewobbit  Feb 2018

    yay look who it is πŸ˜€ you're ace too. sing us a song....

  • @kevinemmrich  Feb 2018

    Hey Pete -- sorry to see you are staying away this year. You are always a pleasure to listen to. If you feel the need, you can always post one! Have a great year -- it sounds like you are pretty busy these days.

  • @tcelliott  Feb 2018

    Saw your post in the missing thread and wanted you to know that I fully support your decision. Doesn't mean I won't miss you here in fawmland, but you do what you need to do for you and be well. Most of all, be well.

  • @francessmith Feb 2018

    Hello Pete, sorry to hear you aren't taking part. Hope all is well.

  • @writeandwrong  Feb 2018

    😒 I'm so sorry 😒 You will be missed and hope to see you for 50/90. <hugs> <3

  • @alboe Jan 2018

    Oh that's a shame.
    Hope you're ok and that we will see you next year again.

  • @robs  Jan 2018

    Pete, good luck on whatever platform you use, I'm amazed by your steady outpouring of albums (I can't keep up)! Don't let the bad smurfs get to you.

  • @cynthiawolff  Jan 2018

    what a minute? what?? your not playing this year???
    really gonna miss you...and am hoping you'll change your
    mind cause it won't be the same without you...I mean that!!

  • @klaus  Jan 2018

    So sad you won't be joining us. Maybe next year...

  • @tamsnumber4 Jan 2018

    Hi Pete, Happy FAWMing!

  • @chandra83  Jan 2018

    *sending love* <3

  • @carleybaer Jan 2018

    Hello! πŸ˜€

  • @fearlessflight2014  Jan 2018

    Ahh!!! That’s a sad thing for the rest of us who love you. But full support for anything you gotta do. <3

  • @acousticmaddie  Jan 2018

    Hi mate! Ihope you have a great fawm and a cool trip. I am here if you need me or want to collab/M

  • @russiasaturn Jan 2018

    Hey Pete! Happy FAWM!

  • @cts  Jan 2018

    Hey, Chief! Just checking in to let you know I was thinking about you, and I wish you a very successful FAWM.

  • @mctown Jan 2018

    Onward, Pete....mctown

  • @karlsburg25  Jan 2018

    Hey Pete. I know we have chatted and i totally understand, but personally i hope you do as I manage to, which is to maybe squeeze out 2-3 tracks this FAWM. It will make me smile a lot!

  • @fearlessflight2014  Jan 2018

    Wow, you’ve been so prolific I’m amazed you have juice left for FAWM. It’s awesome you are back.

  • @vegansongs  Jan 2018

    Hi Pete!

  • @oddbod  Jan 2018

    Hey Pete, yeah the HT-1R is small but it's pretty raunchy. I'm much more an acoustic geezer but I hope to get some electric stuff in too so I can experiment micing up the Blackstar
    Have a great FAWM

  • @oneslowtyper  Jan 2018

    Way to go, Pete! Glad to hear of your brush with fame. You are one of the musical worlds best-kept-secrets, but those of us who know you are always in awe of your talents, and quite happy to know you as a friend.

  • @musicsongwriter Jan 2018

    Thank you Pete for your kind message.

  • @musicsongwriter Jan 2018

    Have a wonderful Winter Pete.

  • @kristian  Jan 2018

    Have a great FAWM !

  • @sailingmagpie  Jan 2018

    Hey, Pete. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with this year!

  • @sueawesome Jan 2018

    pete ✨✨

  • @metalfoot  Jan 2018

    Hello sir! All the best in your 2018 FAWMishness!

  • @jibbidy34  Jan 2018

    Yeahhhh!!! Petey! Let’s do this!

  • @zecoop  Jan 2018

    I'll share the funs with you... There's plenty of FAWM funs to go around. πŸ˜€

  • @ustaknow Jan 2018

    hiGh! 2

  • @andygetch  Jan 2018

    Hi Pete!

  • @zecoop  Jan 2018

    With the incredible musical year you have had, I really can't wait for your FAWM stuff to begin... Cheers!! πŸ˜€

  • @donna  Jan 2018

    Hi, Pete. πŸ˜€ Lovely to see you this time around again. πŸ˜‰ I hope things are going well.

  • @writeandwrong  Jan 2018

    Best of luck to you during FAWM 2018! You are doing awesome and look forward to what you do this year!

  • @guatecoop  Jan 2018

    Hey Pete! I look forward to hearing your music this year!