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The Mercurials with Ray Pereira

The Mercurials with Ray Periera will play here, at Post Industrial Design on May 17th at 8pm. Book now to secure your ticket. Just print out your receipt for entry . . .  or if you are having problems online just call 03 93627703. If you are feeling like grabbing some pre show dinner and drinks doors open at 7pm. The infamous food  van, White Guy Cooks Thai, will be cooking their usual yummy fare. I cannot tell you how much I love the Mercurials and I am so excited about having them play here! So you can understand my excitement when Mark tells me that joining them for the second set is the man of rhythm himself - Mr Ray Pereira . . .  oh yeah! So who are The Mercurials? They would be Mark Ferrie, Adi Sappir and Andrew Pendlebury. All of which are brilliant musicians in their own right. Mark Ferrie and Andrew Pendlebury have a history going way back. Both musicians played together in the  the Slaughtermen in 1984. A post-punk alternative southern Gospel band described in rolling stone as "one of the most original bands ever to see the light of day in Australia." Seriously the funniest thing I found out  while doing my research is that when one of Mark Ferrie's early bands the Sacred Cowboys played their single "Nothing Grows In Texas" on CountdownMolly Meldrum said: "this is the worst group I've seen in five years", a title the band wore with perverse pride. Ha! Mark Ferrie is probably best known for The Models and more recently with the RocKwiz band on SBS one. Needless to say Mark Ferrie and Andrew Pendlebury have been doing the rounds in the Melbourne music scene and their respect in the industry goes without saying. The Mercurials lesser known star, however, is Adi Sappir. Adi is an Israeli cellist who's voice and artistry is pure gold! Adi is a real jewel in this trio. She brings a touch of Gypsy and melancholy to the band which I find totally mesmerising and unique. Mercurials have played in the Ian Potter Gallery at the,  National Gallery of VictoriaAdelaide Fringe FestivalPort Fairy Folk Festival and Mt Beauty Music Muster . . . . and OMG . . . now you can see them HERE in lill-ole-west-footsray! AND IF THAT IS NOT ENOUGH! The second set The Mercurials will be joined by none other than Mr rhythm himself Ray Pereira! This guy is seriously 'THE MAN' of percussion . . . and if he don't get your toe tappin I don't know what will.



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