Joe Merrick has been working ceaselessly in the Boston area over the last 30 years on a steady incline building his career as a singer/songwriter. Equally at home as a soloist or band leader, Joe's original music is always a crowd pleaser. He writes about the simple things in life as well as the complex.
His songwriting style has been compared to, James Taylor, Marc Cohn and Jackson Browne.
His song, "Good Feeling For A Change," was licensed by Lifetime Television, as well as three MTV network shows. He has received songwriting awards from ABET, The Great American Song Contest "Song of the year", and Billboard.
His Latest accolades consist of two well-received performances, opening up for The Steve Miller Band. He won the “Ohh, Ohh it’s Love” Subaru commercial competition where they were looking for a “fresh new sound for 2013” where his voice was heard on radio and television. He won two awards from Limelight Magazine “Male vocalist of the year” and “Song of the year” for “We’d Be Lying,” which he co-wrote with Kiley Evans. He and band members joined Carole King at an event in New Hampshire, they played a set of American-themed songs and then he performed with King herself, and finished four major commercial spots for a nationwide gym. Currently Joe’s working on five songs for a new album, titled “Priscilla
“All of the songs will be original compositions except a piano-based cover of “Stairway to Heaven”
As a Berklee College Alumnus, Joe has learned to survive in the music business by learning a number of different trades. With songwriting being his main passion, he is an accomplished drummer, piano player, bass player as well as a producer. He is figuring out a way to make a living by teaching and honing his skills as a producer and engineer and has worked for many artists in the Boston area.
Joe feels “making it” in the music business is very different than it used to be.
“Since we, as musicians, are in the midst of the digital music revolution, I feel it’s all in the hands of the artist”.
He has figured out ways to bring attention to himself by using the tools of the internet by investigating and educating himself... “The skies the limit” he says.....
"One of the best voices in the singer/songwriter scene today", Les Sampou, Boston singer/songwriter.