Mercy, Please! is an exclamation, an exaltation, an expletive, and a prayer. Mercy, Please! is pure soul expression. Practically, it's an ever growing and expanding collective of artists and musicians coming together to create and to perform original soul, funk, and R&B music. The mission is to unite people in a shared expression of love; particularly the love of music. We express and share this love in many ways, including but not limited to: Live performance, touring, private performance, sound production, community events, free creative exchange with like minded artist across media. Each live performance is an exhilarating and unique experience, bringing together sounds from the past and future alike.
The group was founded by Spencer Soloduka (keys & vocal, above) and Michael Peters (left, on guitar & vocals) in 2015 in Charlottetown, PEI, from the ashes of the award winning soul group 'Spencer Soloduka & the Tearaways' (Urban Recording of the Year, MPEI 2015) The group is currently based in Toronto, and debuted the Toronto lineup March 10th, 2017 at the historic Grossman's Lounge.
Influences: Sly & the Family Stone,Bill Withers, Joe Cocker, D'Angelo, Anderson .Paak, Alabama Shakes
Previous members include: Michael Peters, James Wright, Jamie Doucette, Amie Picketts, Isaac Williams, Justin Metcalfe.
Current members: Spencer Soloduka (keys, vocals) Yuske Frutate (guitar, vocals) Anthony Wisdom (bass) Adrian Edwards (drums)
Recorded live at the Pub Down Under, in Saint John, NB during summer touring, 2016.
We're always working on something so watch out for updates across social media. For new sounds follow us on Soundcloud for more frequent and experimental updates.
Live video of 'Nobody But You' from Grossman's Lounge, March 10th, 2017
March 10, 2017 @ Grossman's Lounge w. Park Eddy -- Toronto, ON
August 20, 2016 @ Free Times Cafe -- Toronto, ON
August 19, 2016 @ Lee's Palace w. Gold Complex & Mickey Blue -- Toronto, ON
August 17, 2016 @ Zaz Bar -- Montreal, QC
August 7, 2016 @ The Haviland Club for The Island Fringe Festival -- Charlotettown, PEI
July 29, 2016 @ The Alley (bowling lanes) Stand Up! Funk & Comedy w. Pride PEI -- Charlottetown, PEI
July 23, 2016 @ Montes Showbar -- Darmouth, NS
July 22, 2016 @ Menz & Mollyz, Stand Up! Funk & Comedy w. Halifax Pride, UFO, Josh Lake -- Halifax, NS
July 21 @ The Carleton w. Roxy & the Underground Soul Sound -- Halifax, NS
July 19, 2016 @ OpenEats, Summer Street Festival -- Summerside, PEI
July 16, 2016 @ Ungle G's the Spot to Be -- Sussex, NB
July 15, 2016 @ Pub Down Under -- Saint John, NB
July 14, 2016 @ The Capital Complex w. Rosewood Groove -- Fredericton, NB
June 3, 2016 @ Pub Down Under -- Saint John, NB
June 2 2016 @ SameAsForever (art gallery) -- Saint John, NB
May 31, 2016 @ Baba's Lounge w, Stephen Lewis -- Charlottetown, PEI
May 20, 2016 @ The Old Triangle, w. Amanda Jackson Band Music PEI Showcase -- Charlottetown, PEI
May 14, 2016 @ Baba's Lounge -- Charlottetown, PEI
April 29, 2016 @ Timothy's World Coffee, w. Ray Holden, Angelina MacKinnon -- Charlottetown, PEI
April 5, 2016 @ Baba's Lounge -- Charlottetown, PEI
March 4, 2016 @ Hunters Ale House w. Dan Currie Band -- Charlottetown, PEI
February 19, 2016 @ Baba's Lounge w. Chaotically Zen -- Charlottetown, PEI
More past to come.
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