MER / Bio


Passion, discipline, raw energy, and focused talent are what you'll encompass when you experience the music of MER.

Chicago based singer/songwriter and front-man, MER, is a seasoned veteran of the music industry having toured the nation playing over 2,000 live shows supporting dozens of national acts. A melodic, pop overtone streamlines MER's original music ranging from the intimate, acoustic ballads to the powerful, rock anthems. MER's recent collaboration with Chicago producer, Sean O'Keefe (Fallout Boy, Plain White T's, Less Than Jake) turned out two new singles, “Bulletproof” and “Heart Attack” officially released in September of 2013. MER continues to record with plans to release a five song EP in the spring of 2014.

"In a market place over saturated with corporate created talent, MER delivers a refreshing reminder that musicians with originality and heart still exist!" - CHICAGO TRIBUNE

"From the blueprint of singer/songwriter's like James Taylor comes the artistry of MER. Armed with a Martin guitar and the wisdom of life's tribulations his music is ready to be heard by all." - ABC7 CHICAGO

"MER is the real deal, a true musician, excellent songwriter, amazing stage performer, and just an overall great person that you would want to hang out with!" - CBS CHICAGO

"MER's music speaks right to the heart. His melodies are infectious, his stories are relatable, and he's destined to hit the mainstream pop airwaves any day now!" - CLTV METROMIX

"No matter if he's gracing the stage by himself or he's backed by his band, MER's live performances take control of your senses and deliver a high-energy, feel-good time leaving you wanting more and chanting merplay dot com." - VERVELIFE

"Having worked with MER in several venues I can honestly say his live shows are one of the most energetic and radiant performances that I have seen. The enthusiasm pours off the stage and infects the crowd as MER plays his set of original rock music infused with funk, soul, and a classy attitude." – DUFF ENTERTAINMENT

General Info

Band Members
Edmer Abante and a rotating cast of Chicago's finest musicians!
Artist Name
Profile Page
Active Since
Pop / Rock / Acoustic

Contact Info

Chicago, IL

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