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Ben Mercer


Band to Join, Accordion, Cello, Upright bass, Steel guitar, Bagpipes, Trombone, Dobro, Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, Other, Flute, Harmonica, Background Singer, Piano, Keyboard, Saxophone, Trumpet, Violin, Other Percussion, Drums, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist.



I'm Ben. I've just started University in Kensington, and I'm looking to join a band.

I'm primarily a singer/lyricist, and have written/am writing a number of songs.

What I've done thus far is available at www.myspace/benmercer

I'm looking to join/form a band, so as to be able to create something with other people, and utilize a greater variety/amount of talent. I'm not bad at what I do - I'm competent on a number of instruments - but equally, I'm fairly new to this, and not at a level where I can really create/record songs which require more...skill. Joining a band would hopefully allow me to focus on what I think I do well - singing, and songwriting - and leave other bits to people who do them better than me.

Something casual, then, but with an eye on becoming something amazing.

Screen name:
Ben Mercer
Member since:
Oct 03 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


Muse, Coldplay, Snow Patrol, Circa Survive, Kate Rusby, U2, Mumford & Sons, M83, Sigur Ros, Ashtar Command, Keane, Secondhand Serenade, Killers, and a few, classical composers.


Nothing fancy on me at present - I've had to leave my main keyboard (the admittedly pretty crap Casio WK1700...at least, I think it's 1700) behind, though I could bring it down if required. I have a Microkorg XL, a Squeier Start something, a nice old wooden recorder, a duduk, myself, Cubase LE4, Guitar rig 4.