With a rapidly increasing following and a reputation for extremely energetic and exciting performances, Mercury Rising are quickly becoming a driving force in a new era of Hard Rock. Taking influence from bands such as Mr Big, Extreme and Van Halen, the band have crafted their own branded sound which is easily recognisable and solid in delivery.
Mercury Rising was formed in 2012 by four friends ready to take their next step in music and create something truly unique. In it's early inception, the band was a total melting pot of styles, but this quickly became narrowed down to what you hear today; Full throttle, technical and hook-laden Rock with appreciative nods to metal, funk and prog. In 2020, Mercury Rising are stronger than ever and with a whole host of songs ready to take to the studio and release to the world and a solemn vow to bring unadulterated joy to every stage, the sky's the limit!
The past few years have seen Mercury Rising play a whole host of shows at venues including The Underworld, Big Red, Nambucca, Hope & Ruin and many more as well as embarking on two UK tours. They have become well known in London and surrounding areas for their prowess as a live band, be it as a headline act or supporting bigger bands.
Mercury Rising are:
Max Campbell - Guitar/Vocals
Rob Raymond - Lead Guitar/Vocals
George Tinsley - Drums
Ed Anderson - Bass
"With big, memorable choruses and Max Campbell's razor sharp vocals, while this lot may not be frightened to take a peek at the cheat-sheet, they are damn good fun" - Fireworks Magazine
"if you like galloping hard rock with raucous riffs, melodic solos and driven basslines, then this is indeed paradise" - The Sunday Sport (****)
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