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Mermaids In The Basement / Bio

Mermaids In The Basement Biography

Hampton Roads premier rock band, Mermaids In The Basement (MITB) is an unrivaled musical force of nature. Their broad appeal is garnered by a multi-layered talent for creating original music that reaches to the core of the human experience. Mermaids In The Basement lead vocalist/lyricist, Sheela Fortner, moves her audience with her from-the-gut, velvet delivery of soul and rock, blues and folk. Lead Guitarist, Jill Harris, lays down a beautiful, hard canvas of rocking melody while bassist Beth Whyle delivers the deep bass blues that stirs an ancient rhythm. Robert Gibson the bands newest addition brings a fire to the band that ignites deep within. Forging together this band of musicians with his innate instinct, Robert delivers a unmatched ground breaking precision performance with a level of skill only reflected by his lifelong music career. Jennifer McLaughlin, ASL Performance Artist, captures every eye and heart that is fortunate enough to see her unwrap her extraordinary gift onstage. Her passionate performances hold the crowds spell-bound as she moves like water, like wind, like the force behind every woman; free to be undone, free to undo, free. Mermaids In The Basement sets souls alive. They release their audiences to the healing of artistic creation and opens doors for the celebration of our entangled spirits.

General Info

Band Members
Sheela Fortner, Beth Whyle, J. Jill Harris, Robert Gibson, Jennifer McLaughlin
Artist Name
Mermaids In The Basement
Profile Page
Active Since
Rock / Emo / Punk

Contact Info

Norfolk, VA