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! Ray (drums) also spent most of his life playing in bands and has a background in Rock. Rob (guitar) is a member of the band and has been a close friend to Jimmy and the boys. Rounded out by Mike (harmonica, sound) who was a long time friend and fellow musician of Jimmy's, the chemistry was natural and the band was born.
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