'Almost like normal again': Murphy's countdown to Phase 4

Mandurah will be buzzing on Friday night as residents take advantage of unseated live music for the first time since COVID-19 restrictions shut down pubs, clubs and restaurants.

The countdown to Phase Four at midnight on June 26 has been a long-anticipated wait for many as dancing at venues and standing up while drinking has not been allowed for over three months.

Mandurah musician Billy Neal, who will be playing at Murphy's when Phase Four begins, said people are keen to dance again.

"At my concerts recently people have been sliding their chairs around trying to dance legally on a chair," he said.

"So people are going to be dancing their socks off on the dance floor when it hits midnight."

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With a brand new dance floor being one of the many projects Murphy's undertook in lockdown Friday night will be the first time it can be used.

Mandurah musician Billy Neal will be playing at Murphy's when Phase Four begins. Photo: Supplied.

Mandurah musician Billy Neal will be playing at Murphy's when Phase Four begins. Photo: Supplied.

Billy Neal said the countdown to midnight will be a once-in-a-lifetime gig for him as he will be performing throughout the change of restrictions from 9pm to 2am.

"It is crazy to think that for three hours I'm playing everyone will be sitting down and suddenly there will be a countdown and everyone will be able to get up," he said.

"It is going to be quite a night and it is going to be great fun to be a part of. It will be almost like normal again."