Who are these guys?
Merty & the Monumentals is a band of lifelong musicians from Salem, VA. They play just about anything to get you on the dance floor! There is no primary genre to describe them, but the majority of music played is Rock, Country, Blues, and R&B. From Sturgill Simpson to Maroon 5, they play it all! They even write their own songs as well. With tight vocal harmonies and guitar driven melodies, they season popular songs with their own unique flavor.
Merty & the Monumentals found their beginning in 2016 by two brothers, Ben (vocals), Scott (vocals, guitar), and their dad Jimmy (a.k.a Mertz, bass). Jimmy spent most of his life playing in bands and as a result, the boys were steeped into music from the very beginning. Wanting to put something together, the brothers enlisted their dad to pick up the bass and get behind a mic once again! Rob (guitar) is a member of the band and has been a close friend to Jimmy and the boys. Ashton (drums) is Rob's middle son and has grown up with music in his blood. Logan (keys) was a friend of Ashton's and came on board to round out the sound in ways we couldn't have imagined. Travis (sound) keeps us pumping through the speakers.
We lost a dear friend and band member in 2020. Mike ran sound and played the harmonica from just off stage. He was a long time friend and fellow musician for us all. Here's to you Mike, keep that band of angels in line brother.
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