Photos above by Becky Wood Photography (top) and Kriz P Photography (centre)
Mercury Rising are a Hard Rock band from London, UK whose unique sound is characterised by it's technicality, precision and versatility. The band was formed, in it's first incarnation, in 2013 by Rob Raymond (lead guitar) and other members. Since the early days the music has become more refined, concise and modern with the addition of Max Campbell, at first on just vocals and later taking up Guitar duties, George Tinsley (Drums) and Stephen Ellis (Bass).
Known for their energetic performances, massive hooks and technicality, Mercury Rising have exponentially grown in the UK's hard rock scene.
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.
The bands most recent EP, Paradise For A Troubled Mind (unreleased) is easily their best work to date as the first with the new lineup and has already started to gain attention across the scene. The lyrics, written by Max Campbell, focus around spontaneity, taking chances and seizing the day, which relates not only to the band but to every individuals personal life.
"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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