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Mermaids In The Basement

Mermaids In The Basement

Rock / Emo / Punk Norfolk, VA  US



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  • Sheela, Beth, Jill, Jennifer & Robert


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 Bas...See Full Bio

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“Artist: Mermaids in the Basement Album: Reach Review by Rhonda Readence Mermaids in the Basement (MITB) are an extraordinary musical act with a diverse range of influences and styles that converge to form the eternally pleasing rhythms and lyrics that MITB has become legendary for. With Sheela Fortner on vocals, accompanied by J. Jill Harris on guitar, Beth Whyle on bass, Robert Gibson on drums, and Jennifer McLaughlin as a performance artist, Mermaids in the Basement have combined their various skills and talents to create a well-rounded band that is enjoyable to listen to. Their latest album, Reach, kicks off with "Reachdeep," a stripped down track with a catchy beat and well-written lyrics. Fortner's vocals are strongly delivered and this track is a great introduction to the rest of the album. "Wouldn't Change A Thang" has a melodic hook and a relaxing vibe that lends itself well to the lyrics that speak of acceptance. Instrumentally, this piece is executed skillfully.”

— Rhonda Readance, REACH CD REVIEW

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Feb 9, 2011

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