MERGENCE / Bio
Blues, indie, classic rock, all coexisting as one in the passion-, soul-driven four-piece band Mergence — a band that will not only draw you in, but keep you on your toes and soles, while you sway with every note.
To ensure they never outgrow their name, they called themselves Mergence and birthed a unique sound that will only continue to grow, expand and embrace a wide range of musical genres. Influences range from hip-hop and funk to jazz and instrumental, and their diverse backgrounds are seamlessly and intricately melded into the style heard today.
Compared to the likes of The Black Keys, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and Pink Floyd, it is undeniable that Mergence's distinctive trait is the passion and soul infused in the performance of each track.
Mergence's meditative lyrics are as raw as its sound, threading themes of life, love, sex and death. Their tracks evoke a strong reaction from their devout, diverse following, from young to old and from all walks of life.
With an earthy, catchy sound, Mergence is as real as it gets. Their live shows and performances are an unequivocal match to the quality of their tracks and album — because they're recorded live, too — packaged into a lustfully smooth sound, collaboratively and effortlessly produced by the band's diverse members, including vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Adam Bruce, Yod on guitar, Brandon Shupe on bass and Jason Roedl rounding out the rhythm section on the drums.
Catch their singles on Valley radio station 106.7 KWSS; read about them in virtually every local music zine, including Java Magazine, Phoenix New Times and College Times — all boasting vibrant, rave reviews of both their live performances and debut album, “Those Vibrant Young People are Dead”; or catch them live on their 2012 southwest tour by checking out their website at mergenceband.com.Discography ››
›› Harvest·Wintertime (Single, November 2011)
›› Those Vibrant Young People are Dead
(Debut Album, February 2011)
A Few Reviews ››
›› 2011 Rock Local Awards presented by The Morning Infidelity on KWSS 106.7 FM
· Best Male Vocalist, Adam Bruce;
and Best Live Band
›› Java Magazine Top 20 Local Songs for 2011, “Me & My Family vs. the Robots
Mergence is one of those bands that make locals proud of the Phoenix music scene. The music is hypnotic and flirtatious ... crammed neatly with passionate solos, dark chord progressions, catchy bluesy riffs and strong melodic vocals. — Phoenix Music Beat Examiner
Mergence has emerged as something of the flagship band for our thriving indie rock community and their wake is something wonderful to surf in. — Java Magazine
- Band Members:
- Adam Bruce, Yod Paul, Brandon Shupe, Jason Roedl
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- Rock / Indie / Roots Music, Blues
- Tempe, AZ
- The Black Keys
- Led Zeppelin Official
- Pink Floyd
- Cold War Kids