Mike Murphy  – Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Harmonica



Born in Verdun Que several years ago. Relocating to Ottawa in 1981. Mike started dabbling with guitar at age 13 but only ever played as a hobby. It wasn’t until a serious injury that left him unable to walk for a number of months that he started to play more. It was also when he started to sing. In 2006 Mike formed a few basement bands, out of that a successful duo called Mike n’ Marty was born. When Marty Vallieres was unable to continue Mike added a few more guys to create The Fake McCoys. Music humbles me and I am honored every time I get to play for someone.




My favorite guitar. A Taylor 426CE-LTD, Tasmanian Blackwood all around built for me in California in 2009. I have yet to find another that sounds like this one.

Upcoming Events

Dec 22 2017
  • Gracies East
    Dec 22 2017    8:30 pm
    1151 Ogilvie Rd, Gloucester, ON

    Big party going on at Grace O'Malley's Dec 22, it's also Mike's birthday 🙂


Dec 23 2017
  • Bier Markt Ottawa (McCoys Duo)
    Dec 23 2017    10:00 pm
    156 Sparks St, Ottawa, ON

    Join Mike and Rob downtown for some pre-Christmas cheer


Jan 06 2018
  • Whispers
    Jan 06 2018    8:00 pm
    Whispers Pub & Eatery, Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON, Map

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