merplay

merplay

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandRockPop

Mission IMPROVable performs short, fast-paced, hilarious, improvisational comedy games (ala the popular television show "Who's Line is it Anyway?") around the theme of the movie Mission Impossible. The “missions” are created on the spot and based solely on suggestions taken from the audience.

Biography

MER CHICAGO, IL WWW.MERPLAY.COM

Passion, discipline, raw energy, and focused talent are what you'll encompass when you experience the music of MER.

"In a market place over saturated with corporate created talent, MER delivers a refreshing reminder that musicians with originality and heart still exist!" - CHICAGO TRIBUNE

"From the blueprint of singer/songwriter's like James Taylor comes the artistry of MER. Armed with a Martin guitar and the wisdom of life's tribulations his music is ready to be heard by all." - ABC7 CHICAGO

"MER is the real deal, a true musician, excellent songwriter, amazing stage performer, and just an overall great person that you would want to hang out with!" - CBS CHICAGO

"MER's music speaks right to the heart. His melodies are infectious, his stories are relatable, and he's destined to hit the mainstream pop airwaves any day now!" - CLTV METROMIX

"No matter if he's gracing the stage by himself or he's backed by his band, MER's live performances take control of your senses and deliver a high-energy, feel-good time leaving you wanting more and chanting merplay dot com." - VERVELIFE

"Having worked with MER in several venues I can honestly say his live shows are one of the most energetic and radiant performances that I have seen. The enthusiasm pours off the stage and infects the crowd as MER plays his set of original rock music infused with funk, soul, and a classy attitude." DUFF ENTERTAINMENT

MER HAS PERFORMED WITH:
Violent Femmes, Eddie Money, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Will Hoge, Gin Blossoms, Better Than Ezra, Marc Broussard, Michael Tolcher, Rusted Root, The Verve Pipe, Pat Green, Cowboy Mouth, Grammy nominated Liquid Soul, Fastball, Kill Hannah, John Wesley Harding, Matt Wertz, Ari Hest, Ekoostik Hookah, The Kin, Virginia Coalition, Andrew Ripp, The Pat McGee Band and many other national touring acts.

NOTABLE ACCOLADES:
- Live performance on WGN midday news on 2/24/12 for national broadcast.
- Weekly host for 312 Presents: Local Music Showcase at Cubby Bear Chicago.
- Live performance on WGN news at noon on 3/12/10 for national broadcast.
- "All I Want" licensed to TARGET/MEAD 5 STAR MUSIC INSIDER program 1/12/10.
- Guest appearances with Blackbox & Sarah VonderHaar at SUMMERFEST 2009.
- Headlining WTMX Party in the Park @ MILLENNIUM PARK 7/2/09.
- National anthem at US CELLULAR FIELD [MLB] on 4/10/09.
- Headlined GODIY Records showcase at HOUSE OF BLUES on 2/12/09.
- Profiled on ABC 7 Chicago for Asian Pacific Heritage Month in May 2008.
- National anthem at TOYOTA PARK [MLS] in 2008.
- Single, "All I Want" liscensed to MILLER HIGH LIFE in 2008.
- Single, "Home" liscensed to CHEVROLET in 2008.
- National anthem at SEARS CENTER [WNBA] in 2008.
- Obtained artist sponsorship with CF MARTIN & CO. guitar company in the fall of 2007.

Discography

Made In Chicago [Live @ Cubby Bear] - 2011
Live at Schubas [LP] - 2010
Rockstar [EP] - 2009
All I Want [EP] - 2008
Hand Written [LP] - 2007
Revealed [EP] - 2005
Trio [EP] - 2004
Familiar Ground [LP] - 2003

Set List

Set lenghts: 45 min - 60 min - 75 min - 90 min