The Merkins
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The Merkins

The Merkins were formed in Flagstaff, Arizona in early 2009. The guys share similar interest in musical taste from the Rolling Stones and Drive by Truckers to Ween and Wilco. They perform a wide range of covers and an evergrowing set of originals. The band consists of Steve Caldwell on keys and vocals, Daniel Meshad on guitar and vocals, Spike Muscarella on bass and vocals, and Chris Lamendola on drums. Steve grew up playing music in the Seattle area, Daniel is from Mobile, AL, Spike is from LA by way of Texas, and Chris grew up beating on things in Bethel, CT. Together their music blends jammin rock and roll with blues and funk elements.
In the past year, the Merkins have established themselves as one of the premier bands in Northern Arizona. They have played many shows in the area and have created a sound of their own with original music, while fusing interesting and tasteful covers along the way. Recently, they played with international touring band BLVD at the Green Room in Flagstaff, AZ, and Matt Ziegler operator of Green House productions says the Merkins will be involved with many upcoming shows at the Orpheum theater in Flagstaff.
I believe our original song writing and music, which blends rocking slide guitar and the phenomenal Steve Caldwell on keys sets us apart from other bands. We get better with every show and would like to start playing festivals this summer.
Recently, we have been putting our energy into recording our originals, and I will attach three mp3s of our songs with this bio. Our shows usually consist of about half covers and half originals. Our myspace page is You can reach us through our myspace page or by phone at 251-776-0400. Thank you for accepting our press kit, and I hope to hear from you soon.