Mick Murphy fuses elements of classic rock, old school heavy metal, early punk/hardcore, and underground doom metal into a style that is all his own. He plays guitar for the Los Angeles-based heavy rock band My Ruin (fronted by his wife/female roar trailblazer, Tairrie B Murphy) as well as the ‘70s/’80s cover band Chevy Metal (lead by Foo Fighters drum wiz Taylor Hawkins). Mick’s connection, fixation, and obsession with the electric guitar began at a young age in his hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee back in the ‘70s. His older brother’s record collection made a huge impact on him as he constantly listened to rock music all throughout his young life. He got his first guitar at age 12 and started playing in bands soon after that. People in the area started taking notice of his abilities in 1987 when he won the local “guitar wars” at the age of 16 (and again at 18). OC Weekly recently placed Mick at #3 on their “10 Best Metal Guitarists” list alongside rock icons Tony Iommi, Dimebag Darrell and Jeff Hannemann.