Bootleg Mercy is a four-piece Rock Band specializing in energetic live shows. If you're looking for the run-of-the-mill bar band...keep looking.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 90 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
From the time we arrive until the time we leave, we provide a professional, business-like approach to our setup and performance presence. During our shows, we avoid the usual "schtick" and play the music you want to hear, the way it should be played, without the annoying stage banter and extended breaks between songs/sets.
You hired a band to play music and THAT is what we do.
BOOTLEG MERCY…IT’S LIKE MERCY, ONLY THE SECRET, STOLEN KIND!
Reminiscent of the backwoods moonshine bootleggers of the prohibition era, the guys in Bootleg Mercy are hauling a trunk-load of some of the best hard rock you’ve never heard. Roaming the backstreets of Kansas, the boys take no prisoners with their unique brand of music.
What began as a 90s cover band, Bootleg Mercy took a detour into the world of writing and arranging their own material which has been an amazing thing. Melding influences both old and new, Bootleg Mercy brings together the familiar sounds of the past with something fresh and interesting.
Are you looking to rock? Check. Are you looking for a band to party with? Check. Are you looking for a band that sounds like everybody else? We can’t help you there but if you want to see and hear something fresh and exciting, then look no further! The band’s sound fuses heavy-hitting hard rock with compelling arrangements, soaring, catchy melodies, and thought-provoking lyrics. When combined with their energetic live performances and individual musical ability, this band packs a solid punch.
The original band members met through a combination of Craig’s List and Facebook Messenger…romantic! They all shared a love for performing live and traveled the area surprising club owners and patrons alike with their musicality. The band consists of Rich Thompson (lead vocals/guitar), Curtis Nightingale (lead guitar/vocals), Jeff Butler (Bass), and Erick Winebrenner (drums).
Since 2012, Bootleg Mercy had been performing covers from artists like Alice in Chains, STP, Pearl Jam, and Tool. In 2020, the band decided to switch it up and begin writing their own material. What has developed is nothing short of amazing.
BUT ENOUGH ABOUT US, WHAT DO THE EXPERTS SAY…?
"Great sounding song with irresistible dynamics, great atmosphere, and super addictive vibes all along the way. I also see huge commercial potential in this song."
- Metalhead Community Magazine
"Well written hard rock track."
- Digital Tour Bus
“Calling something ‘American Radio Rock’ can often seem like an insult and, a lot of the time, it is due to the lack of creativity and ‘safety’ that can be found in the style. As with everything though, there are always parts that stand above the rest. For Bootleg Mercy it is their song structure that sets them apart on ‘The Trees Are Listening’. There are elements that are a bit standard rock, parts that sound a bit Shinedown-esque, thankfully though they aren’t the parts that stand out. The anthemic chorus is a major highlight but for me, it’s the transitions and variation on the song that sets it above its peers. This is not reinventing the rock wheel, it is merely honing it expertly.”
- Mind Noise Network
If you haven’t already, you need to head over and check out whatever back road, musical activity the boys in Bootleg Mercy are up to now on their various social media sites.
Additional Booking Notes
We provide everything we will need. However, if your setting provides sound reinforcement/lighting, this may reduce the cost to you.
Past Booked Events
|July 27, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Czeck-Fest After Party|
Sex Type Thing
Interstate Love Song
What I got
Man In The Box
If You Could Only See
Trees Are Listening*
Pride and Joy
My Own Prison
Own Worst Enemy
Last Dance with Mary Jane
Hands to Yourself
Dead And Bloated
Come As You Are
Hey Man, Nice Shot
Hard To Handle
Blue on Black
Caress Me Down
Killing In The Name Of
Influences & Inspiration
We collectively draw from many bands and genres. To list just a few might look like this:
- Alice in Chains
- Pearl Jam
And into today's music.
We will make it work. Give us a call.