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Wicked Mercies / Press

“While we're riding high on the female-fronted band kick, a few other kick-ass ladies to look out for this month: Given the current classic funk-soul revival — see SHARON JONES' sold-out stint at the Fillmore last week — there's just no good reason why WICKED MERCIES hasn't blown up yet. Fronted by three seriously talented female vocalists, with a brass section that culls from the best of the old-school San Francisco soul scene, the band – which bills itself as "working class talent" that brings "the sound of San Francisco street soul to the people" — has been a dance party-starting staple at funk-friendly venues like the Boom Boom Room for a few years now, so there's little doubt that a room as small as Amnesia is going to get sweaty very quickly. Remember to drink water.”

“Memphis Murder Men, Harrington Saints, Wicked Mercies, The Pendletons. Much like the other shows, the lineup for S.F. IndieFest's closing show features plenty of punk, ska, and rockabilly, but the interesting group to check out here will be Wicked Mercies, who blend the sounds of '60s soul with funk and punk, producing plenty of upbeat jams in the process. ”

Adrian Covert - SF All Shook Down.

“Five Shows President Obama Should See in S.F. Tonight (After His Tech Meeting) - Wicked Mercies at Winter Music Fest/Cellspace - Hell, you're from Chicago, so you must love classic soul, right, Obama? Well, Wicked Mercies bang it out with gusto, thanks to three female singers and an honest-to-god brass section. Maybe they're not Chicago-style, exactly, but we bet you'd have a hard time finding something this funky in D.C. ”

“Wicked Mercies - The Church of Soul - Wicked Mercies is a funky soul band. Listening to them gives me a goofy smile as I raise my hands in the air and sporadically scream, Oh Yeah, to the dismay of my neighbors Does life have you down? Are you depressed? Flick your Prozac down the drain and just put Wicked Mercies on continuous play. Shake it proud. They are The Supremes for 2010. Addie, Crystal and Ashley front the group with their powerful energy and vocals. The band backs them with their soul and funk fusion. A perfect accompaniment. ”

“Very very impressed, it seems in the last year this San Francisco group has really tighted-up their sound, they have a great new singer and the musicianship...they're as good as anything out there.”

Craig Charles - Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show BBC-6Music UK