Scott McCurry & the Mercenaries

Scott McCurry & the Mercenaries

 Dallas, Texas, USA
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"McCurry and his band of Mercenaries take the rythmic groove of R&B, the muscular power of rock and the full-throttle passion of the blues to create a sonic pie that's fork-licking good."
Mario Tarradell - Dallas Morning News

Biography

It’s hard to label local musician Scott McCurry’s style. From the City of Angels to the Big Apple and all points in between, Scott McCurry has been turning on eager music fans to his blend of psychedelic-power-pop for several years. Now four albums deep, this local Texan has been producing creative and infectious material in studio, as well as translating his brand of fist-pumping sunshine-rock in the live setting.

"One part Beatle-esque melodies, one part raw-indie rock reminiscent of the Pixies, sprinkle in some Motown soul, the sound of a thousand high-fives at once, and then and only then will you be close to the Scott McCurry sound." -Living Magazine

Highlights
-Named by Clear Channel’s NEW! Discover Music as one of the top 24 “artists to watch” in the country.
-Named America’s Best Independent Alternative Artist by PC Treasures.

Publicity/Airplay
-Featured in numerous newspaper and magazine publications across the country, including: Relix Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, and The Houston Press (visit website to read articles).
-Significant airplay on college, mainstream, and internet radio in The Southern and Eastern United States, as well as into Europe.
-Have made several Television appearances, including: Fox Dallas and Lubbock.
-Featured on a National Radio Advertisement campaign for Pizza Inn.

Live Performances
-Played over 500 Shows across the country.
-Have sold out the House of Blues 5+ times.
-Headlined many popular Festivals and Venues such as: The Sundance Film Festival, Muzak’s SXSW showcase with Pete Townshend, Taste Addison, Wildflower, International Mayfest, The Snitch in New York City, The House of Blues Dallas and Houston, The Palladium Ballroom, The Loft, Granada Theater, The Howlin’ Wolf in New Orleans, Threadgills and The Parrish in Austin.
-Performed with many different well know acts including: Pete Townshend, Foreigner, The Old 97s, Bowling for Soup, Robert Earl Keen, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Ben Kweller, Randy Rogers, Stoney LaRue, Kevin Fowler, and more…

Discography
- “Like the Sun” sold over 33,000 albums in a month span at Target Stores alone. Two Songs from the album were also featured in the HBO documentary “Walking for Freedom”.
- Scott’s 2nd album, the EP “Birdies Don’t Bark”, was released by Left Turn Music founded by legendary producer Elliot Mazer (Neil Young, The Band, Janis Joplin, Pete Townshend, Linda Ronstadt, Jerry Jeff Walker…) Elliot Mazer also Co-Produced the Record. “Again” (a track from the EP) helped jettison the EP nationally, after being highlighted by Clear Channel’s “artist to watch”. The track also featured Bryan Poole from Of Montreal and Elf Power.
-Scott’s latest release, the self-produced “Go On & Do Your Thing” has been getting rave reviews and is being hailed as his best work to date.

Selected Press Quotes
“…For the past six years, McCurry has brought raucous, energy-filled live performances to beer-swilling audiences across the country.”-Relix Magazine
“…This new release from Scott McCurry and the Mercenaries has so many different styles and tastes, it will nicely satisfy any diverse musical palate. It spirals through sounds of funk, indie, soul, R&B, Reggae, and good ole’ rock-n-roll…Scott McCurry is a brilliant songwriter, guitarist, and lead vocalist…”-Scotty Mankoff, Harder Beat
“Dallasite Scott McCurry and his band churn out a very anthemic and catchy breed of wide-eyed indie pop so things will remain lively and interesting. The dude pasteurizes a special brew that relies on tradition, wordplay and workmanlike grooves to communicate a refreshing understanding of this crazy, war-torn world.”- The Palladium Ballroom
“… a throwback of sorts to the glory days of ‘80s college radio, McCury and band at times sound like they’re playing English pop with an American Accent…entertaining tunes and a new, yet familiar, sound” –K. Oliver, Free Times-southcarolinaarts.com

Hear the New Album and Download the Full Press Kit
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Discography

LP- The Koozies, "Seeing Through the Bleu Ink"

LP- "Like the Sun"

EP- "Birdies Don't Bark"

LP- "Go On & Do Your Thing"