Michael Austin Murphy, also known as Mic Murphy, is the lead singer/occasional guitarist of the successful 80’s synth R&B duo The System. He is well-known for singing the group’s biggest hit, “Don’t Disturb This Groove,” a 1987 US Top Five Pop and R&B hit.
Murphy was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, but he moved to Queens, New York at a young age. As a young musician, he was an early advocate of MIDI music technology. The System’s revolutionary single “You Are in My System” helped to usher in a new era of electronically based pop music. Several years later, the group would score their major breakthrough with the aforementioned “Don’t Disturb this Groove.”