Small Mercies to speak at Nudgee Enrichment Expo

November 5, 2007

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Members of Brisbane Band Small Mercies will make a special appearance at Nudgee College on Thursday 8th November.

Vocalist Steve Blaik and bassist Jeff Reeves will attend the annual Enrichment Expo, where gifted and talented boys display their year long projects.

Hailing from Brisbane, the four-piece band has a long list of performance credits, including an ARIA nomination for Best Breakthrough Single ("Innocent"), support band to US rock crew Hinder, and support to Canadian favourites Nickleback.

Their debut single "Innocent" was featured on Channel Seven's "Prisonbreak" and they have performed up and down the country.

Vocalist Steve Blaik, guitarist Danny Procopis and drummer Marty O'Brien all met at high school. Steve and Danny form the band's song writing hub while Marty, along with bassist Jeff Reeves, complete the group and provide a rock solid rhythm section.

Produced by Matt Wallace (Faith No More/Maroon 5), "Beautiful Hum" is their first album. The band recorded with Wallace in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.

Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam/U2) applied the finishing touches to the album with top-notch mixes.

Early demos from the band caught the attention of John Woodruff (Savage Garden/Evermore) who signed the band to his JWM production company.

Modern Music label and studio owner David Leonard came on board as co-label and management some time after.

After recording a batch of new demos at Modern Music Studios they attracted the likes of Sony BMG and producer Matt Wallace.

Steve and Jeff will speak with Nudgee boys and parents at the Enrichment Expo. They will talk about focus, opportunity and integrity.