As the summer outdoor music scene moves into high gear after Memorial Day heading towards the 4th of July, two of Long Island’s staples got together.The Legendary Murphy’s, a huge fan favorite,played at another favorite,The Dublin Deck at 325 River Ave Patchogue N.Y. 631-207-0370.
The Dublin Deck opened in 1998 as a small seafood shack,and to quote owner Mark Miller ” has morphed into a must go in Patchogue”The deck offers a true restaurant menu, tropical drink special,as well as typical bar food and brews.The Deck is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner,and has music 7 days a week as well. Mike says” there’s nothing like having a frozen drink while listening to your favorite bands play”
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From left to right Lou ,Mike, Sandy, Tom, and JohnNeil Miller nysportsextra copyright 2019
And the Legendary Murphy’s are one of those favorite bands. The Murphy’s are one of the best cover bands going, with a rabid ,fun loving fan base. Tom and Sandy Murphy,on guitar, keyboards and vocal respectively,Mike on bass, Lou on lead guitar and vocals, and Johnny on drums,play rock classics from CCR,Neil Young and Tom Petty to name a few.The band started in 2001 as the Legendary Houligans, and became the Murphys in 2006.Mike says,”The Murphys brings out the love in everyone,including us, and its a labor of love between us and our fans”.Sandy says” We play the music that we love,and we are one happy family, the band and our fans” One things for sure, when you go to hear the Murphy’s play, you”re going to see alot of people having fun dancing and partying.
Owner Mark Miller took over The Beach Hut last year, and now in its second year The Salt Shack has seen alot of nice new changes.Mike has also bought out the two restaurants in Tobay Beach and is currently making improvements on them, and either is opened, or will be soon.