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Mercia are a 6 piece Folk act based in Kent. They are comprised of students and graduates from K College in Tonbridge. They formed in late September 2011 and have since worked on a brand of original, contemporary folk. They have taken influence from many sources including English folk acts like Steeleye Span, Pentangle and Fairport Convention and also American contemporary folk groups such as Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver. Their sound mixes large vocal harmonies, traditional style folk with a twist of electric blues. The band consists of Oliver Knight-Smith on acoustic guitar and vocals, Tom Barlow on bass and vocals, Gavin Crowhurst on vocals, Neil Cornwell on electric guitar, Laurence Turner on drums/percussion and Ben Killick on lead vocals and mandolin. They are currently working on their debut album and hope to be realising it by the end of the year. For more details check out their Facebook page or email them at merciafolk@hotmail.com

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Last played:

The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Tuesday 30th June 2015
Ben Killick, Jennie Worthley, Annie Lees, Sean de Burca