Today’s Rising Artist of the Day is M.E.R.K! M.E.R.K is one of the country’s newest up and coming pop bands, hailing from Columbus N.J. The name of the group is derived from the first initial of each of their first names. The group is comprised of four talented 14 year olds with Evan Kreutzberg on lead vocals and guitar, Ryan Kreutzberg on drums and vocals, Mike Visalli on bass guitar and vocals and Kristen Kreutzberg on keyboards and vocals.
The band has a work ethic reminiscent of some of the great young acts of today, One Direction, Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars. Even at this young age the group has performed at such venues such as Six Flags Great Adventure, the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury park, the Sun Bank Arena for a Harlem Globetrotters game and are repeatedly called back to perform again and again as disbelieving fans want to see these young kids do it again!
The founding members of the band Evan and Ryan were fist influenced by watching the movie “School of Rock”. Their dad Kirk pulled out an old guitar from the closet, purchased a bass guitar and drums and taught the kids “Smoke on the Water”. The kids then added schoolmate,Mike Visalli who’s love of music comes from his father. Kristen then joined the band and under the tutelage of the Kreutzbergs dad M.E.R.K was born.
Now this social minded pop group is ready to show the world their talents as they are releasing their second single “Your Gonna Like It”" showcasing their harmonious melodies and instrumental skills. M.E.R.K is represented by their record lable StarPower Entertainment.
If you’re thinking that this is just another kid band you don’t know what you’re talking about – M.E.R.K can R.O.C.K!. Their new single “Your Gonna Like It” (Dance With Me) is below, press play and see why this young band can become a household name in no time.
M.E.R.K is currently holding a contest to win 2 tickets to see One Direction in Philadelphia at The Wells Fargo Center on June 25th!!! Contest details can be found on their website - www.merkmusic.com
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