Live from Liverpool: The Loft - Curated By Melodic Distraction

05.11.2022 Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy
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  • DUB
  • JAZZ

With a diverse and versatile background in all things music, Murphy encompasses a sound that blends his thirst for roots music from around the globe, conservatory studies of classical & jazz, and inquiries into contemporary sounds that blur the acoustic and electronic realms.

Murphy has operated as a supporting bassist and DJ for years, but in 2018 he began to hone in on a new, but classic, sound and formed his cosmic jazz ensemble Sitka Sun. Based in Oakland, California, they've released two LP's with the Long Road Society record label.

With a lifelong career in the piano restoration trade - specializing in the repair and restoration of Steinway & Sons grand pianos - Murphy has followed opportunities from the piano factories of New York City to freelancing in the San Francisco Bay Area where he currently resides.

This keen interest in woodworking, acoustics and the intrinsic healing power of sound, at the intersection of a deep love of the reggae sound systems of Jamaica and the UK, led Murphy to build his first soundsystem, which debuted at the end of 2019.

With an anticipated solo release for this year, Murphy continues to explore new ways of performing that blends vinyl, live sampling, and live instrumentation.


Fat Jon – Rain Dance (Instrumental)
Giacomo – Desert Music
Fat Jon – Trust You
Giacomo – The Experiment
Lushlife – The League of Frightened Men
Te’Amir – Salam
Apifera – Notre Damn
Skinny Pelembe – Watermelon Man
Vaughn Benjamin – Take Your Time
Vaughn Benjamin – Take Your Time (Version)
Sizzla – Solid As A Rock
King Kong – He Was A Friend
King Kong – He Was A Friend (Version)
Reggae Roast – Sesni Skank Reloaded (feat. Ruben Da Silva)
Gregory Issacs – If You See My Mary
Yami Bolo – The Only Love

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