Merge

Merge

BandPopClassic Rock

Merge rocks Metro Detroit with a repertoire that features hits from the 60's through today and touches upon everything from Alternative/Modern Rock to Blues, Pop, Classic Rock, Motown and Country. Whether you're looking to "shake your booty" or sit back and tap your feet, Merge delivers!

Biography

Merge was formed by three former members of Opie's Dream (1998 Detroit Music Award nominee): Pete Costantino (bass/vocals), Rick Hren (drums/vocals), and Bruce Karry (keyboards/harmonica/vocals).Wayne State University music major Justin Sobczynski (lead guitar), vocalist/sax man Joe Nagrant (formerly of The Fabulous Fez Heads and Mid-Life Crisis) and Lisa Porter (former lead vocalist of Semi 7) round out this dynamic group of musicians.
These Motor City music veterans have performed with the likes of Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), Steve King (Eminem) and Jeff Berlin (Yes, Van Halen, Pat Metheny) just to name a few.
The joy they feel while performing spills over to their audience. They have fun and so have the thousands of people they've performed for at countless fairs, festivals and other venues. The Merge playlist features hits from the 1950's to today. They have a wealth of experience to draw on and it shows ! So get your motor runnin', head out on the highway and MERGE!!!

Set List

3-55 minute sets or 4-45 minute sets.
SAMPLE SET LIST w/AUDIBLES
SET #1
1) VERTIGO
2) BECAUSE THE NIGHT
3 ) I’M THE ONLY ONE
4) LONG TRAIN RUNNING
5) JOEY
6) LEAVE YOUR HAT ON
7) KISS ME DEADLY
8) HEROES
9) COLD SWEAT
10) COUNTING BLUE CARS
11) DON’T DREAM IT’S OVER
12) ONE OF US
13) THE HOUSE IS ROCKIN’

SET #2
1) LIVING PRAYER/BAD NAME
2) ELVIS MEDLEY
3) LA GRANGE
4) SHAKIN’ ALL OVER
5) THE ONE I LOVE
6) BREATHE
7) BEFORE HE CHEATS
8) CELEBRITY SKIN
9) CRAZY TRAIN
10) ONLY THE LONELY
11) STORMY MONDAY BLUES
12) BLACK MAGIC WOMAN
13) ROCK AND ROLL

SET #3
1) RADIO NOWHERE
2) I WILL SURVIVE
3) I NEED TO KNOW
4) MAN IN THE BOX
5) ONLY HAPPY WHEN IT RAINS
6) HOME
7) TIME AFTER TIME
8) WOOLY BULLY
9) PARTY STARTED
10) LOVE SHACK
11) SAVE A HORSE
12) LOVIN’ TOUCHIN’ SQUEEZIN’
13) POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME

SET #4
1) BILLIE JEAN
2) GIMME SOME LOVIN’
3) PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC
4) MUSTANG SALLY
5) WHITER SHADE OF PALE
6) GET DOWN TONIGHT