Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Have Mercy Las Vegas

Have Mercy Las Vegas were the third and final of Ralph's trio of lively and energetic folk/rock bands reviewed back in November of last year. They're causing a bit of a stir on the Glasgow music scene with their unique sound, which although largely folk and blues based, is hard to pin down exactly as they appeal to a wider audience with every gig. Each band member adds a different style, resulting in great original songs performed with great enthusiasm and passion making them a must see live band.


Well the good news is Have Mercy Las Vegas have just released a new single - 'Pappy' - mixed and produced by Matt Harvey at Maybank Studios in Glasgow.  It's a complete foot stomper guaranteed to be a favourite at gigs (I'm assuming they'll have played it last night at King Tut's in Glasgow) with it's Cajun-esque folk/rock vibe.  It's frenetic strings guarantee you're heads bobbing and toes are tapping throughout.  It's everything a single should be and Ralph'll be spinning it on his Radio KC show this weekend again!

The summer of 2012 saw the release of their Debut EP, entitled HMLV, which has been well received by respected musical personalities and their ever increasing fanbase. The band worked tirelessly over the summer of 2012, making debut appearances at the Wickerman and Disconnect festivals, whilst playing to packed out audiences at Eden and Loch Lomond festivals. They also played numerous other local festivals and venues across the West of Scotland and further affiield.


Their appearances for the remainder of 2012 were few and far between as they took time out to put the finishing touches to the debut album released in early 2013. To date they have been featured on numerous radio stations, including Radio Clyde, Amazing Radio and Celtic Music Radio, and their songs "Snakes and Horses" and "Tear To My Eye" both entered the top ten entries in Scottish New Music Charts. Tear to My Eye reached number 3 in last Septembers chart.


Have Mercy Las Vegas are..... 

Crispin McAlpine - Guitar, Harmonica, Lead Vocals, Accordion, Ukelele

Eilidh Trotter - Guitar, Lead Vocals, Ukelele

Stephen Scott - Banjo, Backing Vocals, mandolin, Harmonium

Marc McLean - Bass, Guitar, Backing Vocal

Phil Plunkett - Drums, Djembe, Backing Vocal

Andrew Napier - Fiddle

Upcoming gigs.....

Eden Festival Masked Ball     Cumbria            1.11.13

St Augustine's Church            Dumbarton        8.11.13

Butterfly and Pig                    Glasgow            15.11.13

The Doghouse                        Balloch             16.11.13

Ayr Gaiety                               Ayr                    29.11.13

Dram                                       Glasgow           Hogmanay!

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