Thirsty Merc back to the grind at The Northshore Tavern


Thirsty Merc.
Thirsty Merc.

THIRSTY Thursday will take on a new meaning at The Northshore Tavern next week.

Australian pop rock trio Thirsty Merc will bring its Back to the Grind Tour to the Hillarys venue on May 12.

After more than 10 years making music, vocalist and songwriter Rai Thistlethwayte said the band was hungrier than ever to extend its legacy.

“We haven’t really stopped since 2002 and being around for over a decade, we’ve got lots more experience than when we started,” he said.

“We’ve also still got loads of energy and we want to harness that energy to work hard, around the clock, to continue touring and making good music.”

After selling more than 200,000 records through Warner Music, this time Thirsty Merc recorded and released its fourth studio album Shifting Gears independently and very differently.

The band utilised the crowdfunding platform PledgeMusic, reaching its goal within 48 hours of its 75-day campaign.

“We were completely blown away,” Thistlethwayte said.

“We love crowdfunding because it allows us to work directly with our fans.

“We really want to tour this album to as many of our fans as we possibly can.

“We want to tour rural areas just as much as the regional and metropolitan areas.

“We want to have a solid playlist of songs and our new album is a way of adding a strong new body of work to our existing catalogue.”

Tickets are $33 from www.moshtix.com.au.

Show is for 18 years and older.