The sound of dreams realised, joy unconfined, your favourite yesterdays returning and the promise of tomorrow. Merry Hell are all this and more.
Founded in their native North West of England, Merry Hell is an eight-piece folk-rock band with a history, a pedigree and a bright future. In four short years they have risen to become festival favourites, their first two albums finding favour with critics, broadcasters and music fans alike. They are continuing to develop an enviable reputation for the quality of their song writing, recorded work and live performances.
The band was forged in the smouldering embers of 90s Folk/Punk band, The Tansads. Following an emotional series of reunion concerts in 2010, its members chose to tread the boards under a new name, 'Merry Hell', in order to reflect their new impetus, new hopes and, most importantly, new songs.
October, 2011 saw the release of their debut album, BLINK.. and you miss it to universally excellent reviews, including top ratings in many publications and inclusion in several album of the year listings. As the word spread, the record achieved a stint in the Number 1 slot on the Amazon ‘recently popular’ chart in the Folk/Rock category.
The future holds great promise for Merry Hell. March, 2015 will see the release of their third album, There’s A Ghost In Our House and other stories..., with national tours lined up for Spring and Autumn, the return of Merry Hell Acoustic and a summer filled with festivals. Their gig at The Grand, Clitheroe, on 28th February will be filmed for the release of a live DVD later in the year which will document and celebrate the energy of the band's live performance and the exuberance of its fans. Let the music speak for itself…