Described by The Scottish Voice of New Music Jim Gellatly as "an ideal festival band with stacks of energy" Have Mercy Las Vegas gone from strength to strength following their arrival on the Scottish music scene in 2011. Their rowdy and eclectic mix of folk and blues, with a Celtic flair as a nod to their Scottish roots has earned them rave reviews of their studio material in the form of their debut EP and new single Pappy. However it’s the live performances that make HMLV stand out, where they can fully show off their range of original songs, from the foot stomping hoe downs, to the harmonious laments and after gaining notable praise for their sets at Wickerman, Haddowfest, Celtic Connections and many more they reached a high point in headlining King Tuts New Years Revolution to a packed audience, earning themselves a terrific review in national press and praise from the festival organisers.
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2014 will bring the bands debut album, which on the evidence of their live performances and new single Pappy, will be a belter to quote the Scotsman Newspaper. The band are also aiming to make a further dent in the summer festival scene following their inclusion as one of Jim Gellatlys "Best Under The Radar 2013" as they look to bring their music to a wider audience. In the words of Sound and Motion Magazine "This is how folk music should sound, and there are plenty of bands that can learn a thing or two from these guys.
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