If you happen to be poking around Palm Beach County a bit, you might stumble upon a cavalcade of sound with the cryptic moniker, Spider Cherry. The creative brainchild of London born front man Nathan Mercado, Spider Cherry a difficult band to put a label on. For starters, the instrumentation of the band is somewhat atypical. Keyboards they have in spades along with a minimalist but competent drum backbone and a splash of guitar accompaniment.
The component that separates this band from others is undoubtedly their bandleader. Encircled by his keyboard rig and always topped off with his signature chapeau, Mercado exudes charm and charisma and belts out jams ranging from melancholic to metal. Spider Cherry is the kind of live band that makes it difficult to stay in your seat, often reworking old standards with a youthful spin and infectious groove that tends to fill dance floors in an instant.
Spider Cherry is the creation of London born singer songwriter and multi keyboardist Nathan Mercado. His voice instantly seizes your attention with Nathan’s raspy soulful range with a stunningly unique falsetto that captures you for a musical journey unlike anything you have heard in years.
He exudes charm and charisma that is rarely experienced in today’s live music scene and Spider Cherry’s fast rising status as the band to watch with songs like “Fall” a powerful introspective song or “The Voice In Your Head” a groove laden funky tune. Other songs like “Butterfly Effect” with its anthemic build showcasing not only the band’s interplay with each other but Nathan’s amazing falsetto. And then there is the always the ya got to get up and move “Bong Bong Bong” song a huge fan favorite. Add in mash-ups from Queen to The Doors, Otis Redding to Men at Work, Chris Isaak to Steve Miller and so many more and you are starting to get that tingle feeling in your brain knowing you have got to see Spider Cherry!
On stage, Nathan commands the attention of the audience with his easy-going personality and incomparable talent. As both front man and lead pianist, Nathan combines a powerful soul/rock voice with an effortlessly slick playing style. He performs as a solo artist, duo or band and has experience with private events as well as bigger venues including festivals & corporate gatherings. He has also had the privilege of entertaining the British armed forces in the Middle East, Kosovo, Bosnia and other locations around Europe.
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