Straight outta San Francisco, Wicked Mercies is an 8-piece band that defines Left Coast Soul. Fronted by three powerhouse female vocalists, and backed by a rhythm section that digs deep for the groove, this band wastes no time getting you on your feet. Rooted in the Stax/Volt tradition, Wicked Mercies keeps it honest, gritty and real with fiery lead vocals and irresistible harmonies that channel the likes of Marva Whitney, Lyn Collins, Mavis Staples and Tina Turner. A band that delivers you straight out to the dance floor, Wicked Mercies is a 21st Century salvation. Get on up, Hallelujah!
Wicked Mercies is a funky soul band. Listening to them gives me a goofy smile as I raise my hands in the air and sporadically scream, Oh Yeah, to the dismay of my neighbors Does life have you down? Are you depressed? Flick your Prozac down the drain and just put Wicked Mercies on continuous play. Shake it proud. They are The Supremes for 2013. Addie, Crystal and Ashley front the group with their powerful energy and vocals. The band backs them with their soul and funk fusion. A perfect accompaniment. - Tony DuShane, SFGate.com
“Five Shows President Obama Should See in S.F. Tonight (After His Tech Meeting) - Wicked Mercies at Winter Music Fest/Cellspace - Hell, you're from Chicago, so you must love classic soul, right, Obama? Well, Wicked Mercies bang it out with gusto, thanks to three female singers and an honest-to-god brass section. Maybe they're not Chicago-style, exactly, but we bet you'd have a hard time finding something this funky in D.C. ” — Ian S. Port, SFWeekly
Very very impressed, it seems in the last year this San Francisco group has really tighted- up their sound, they have a great new singer and the musicianship...they're as good as anything out there.
- Craig Charles, Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show BBC-6Music UK
$10 advance (www.boomboomtickets.com)/$15 (door)