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Chris Merrill - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar; Eli Johnson - Lead Guitar, Vocals; Brian Powell - Bass, Vocals; John Kalny - Drums; Blake Padilla - Keys, Vocals
Publicist: Rebecca Stentz firstname.lastname@example.org 503-349-2978; Booking: Synergy Music LLC email@example.com 503-449-4961
|# Years Experience Performing Live:
|# Live Perfomances Past Six-months:
||Portland, Oregon: 251-300; Seattle, Washington: 101-150; San Francisco, Ca.: 151-200; Reno, Nevada: 76-100
||Dantes - Portland, Or; Doug Fir - Portland, OR; Nuemos - Seattle, WA; The Union Room - San Francisco, CA; White River Amphitheatre - Auburn, WA; Key Club - Los Angeles, CA; Alice Coopers Town - Phoenix, AZ
||Maroon 5; Counting Crows; Augustana; Crowded House
||Goo Goo Dolls; Butch Walker; Kelly Clarkson; Rob Thomas
|Performing Rights Society:
||Loves of Yesterday Single—2011; A Beautiful Disaster LP—2009; Evolutions EP—2008
About the ArtistWhen it comes to street cred, Merrill doesn’t fall short. In addition to playing regular shows throughout the great northwest, they have rocked the house as opening acts for bands such as Maroon 5, Counting Crows, and Augustana. They also played at the 2007 Bumbershoot Music Festival in Seattle among artists like Crowded House, Fergie, and Kings Of Leon and have received regional airplay for their song "The One Thing" off their first album Evolutions.
In fact, "The One Thing" was also selected as the “2010 Portland Song of the Year” by West Coast Songwriters (WCS), and went on to place second in the western US that same year at WCS’s annual songwriting competition. Fox Sports was also feeling the rock love when they signed a licensing agreement with Merrill for the use of their song, “Back 4 More.”
Varies on a show by show basis. PA and monitors is preferred but not necessary.
Reached 13th in Best of Country chart in 2017. In the top 20 for 3 weeks.
Reached 11th in Best of Country chart in 2016. In the top 20 for 2 weeks.
Reached 29th in Best of Rock chart in 2017. In the top 100 for 11 weeks.
Reached 30th in Best of Pop chart in 2016. In the top 100 for 12 weeks.
Reached 30th in Best of Rock chart in 2016. In the top 100 for 13 weeks.
Top 10 in Country, August 2016
Top 10 in Modern Rock, August 2012
Top 10 in Shout It Out with HANSON: Spokane, WA, July 2010
July 2009 MTV2 Portland Rail N Rock
May 2008 Pop
June 2007 Pop
July 2007 Rock
August 2007 Rock
Top 40 in Country, September 2016
Top 40 in Country, July 2016
Top 40 in Country, March 2016
Top 40 in Rock, February 2016
Top 40 in Rock, November 2015
Top 40 in Pop, October 2015
Top 40 in Rock, August 2015
Top 40 in Modern Rock, January 2013
Top 40 in Pop, April 2012
by Oregon native Chris Merrill has been writing and producing songs all his life. Recently, his band rose to the top of Ourstage.com fan voting with their hook-laden track, "Intervention."
Merrill opens for Maroon 5
by With recent success, landing a spot opening Maroon 5 and Counting Crows, pop-rockers, Merrill have been tearing it up. Honoring their recent accomplishment we have a track for download today that...
Rising pop rocker takes stage at M&M
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Previews & Reviews: Headlights, The Subterranean H by
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Merrill to release new single "Loves of Yesterday"
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