“Previously performed at Bonnaroo and Moogfest“
“…an undefinable musician that serves as a crowd pleasing, dance inducing simulated sex machine.”- BeAtlanta.com
Fine Peduncle, aka Cole Murphy, is an indie/electronic/neo-soul artist from Knoxville, TN. His stage name — which is actually more like an alter-ego — comes from the biological term for the connective segment between the abdomen and thorax of an ant or wasp, and highlights Murphy’s fascination with insects. He describes his art as “pop music about arthropods.” Murphy says his obsession with all things insect-like began as a child, at least until the age when such fascinations “became weird.” He shelved the insects, at least until his college years when he began exploring his musical creativity.
Murphy’s musical roots date back to his childhood, when he spent his Sundays in a southern Baptist church playing piano. Though he no longer subscribes to the Christian worldview today, he says there are certain moral aspects he has held onto — though you wouldn’t know it to see him perform onstage as Fine Peduncle. “Fine’s just kind of a party monster, without any inhibitions,” Murphy says. And that’s just fine by us.
Be sure to catch Fine Peduncle live right here at the Stopover — and be ready for some wild, insect-inspired sex jams!