The world is jonesing for mercy.
Chris Nash (vocals & guitar): Uplifting and honest, Chris Nash has a signature blues style only he can play, with complex finger-picking and slide guitar. Nash’s vocal resonation is far reaching, emphasized by fine-tuned, melodic tones. Chris was originally discovered by John Hammond Sr., at the age of fourteen. He hitchhiked across country one year later, busking on Venice beach and Westwood Village, being discovered by Barry Josephson and represented by Gallin Morey Associates, as well as CAA. Chris had several publishing deals, was in popular film and TV, and his band was featured in Rolling Stone magazines, as well as other national publications.
Carol McArthur (vocals & guitar): This singer/songwriter has “The Voice of an Angel,” and we agree with reviewer Joe Stats referring to her solo album “How Good it Feels” featuring Dan Weinstein and Brad Kay. She has been performing in front of an audience since age six and has performed with the likes of Gerry Goffin, Barry Goldberg, The Bonedaddys, and many more. Her influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Kate Bush, The Beatles, Elton John, and Nina Simone, to name a few.
Allison Whitfield (vocals & guitar): She started singing in clubs in Detroit, MI at age eleven next to her father who sang with jazz greats Oscar Peterson and Clark Terry. Her childhood home was often visited by the likes of The Supremes, The Temptations and many others from Motown. Her first singing genre was jazz but throughout her teen years she began discovering R&B, pop, soft rock and soul. She’s worked with Donnie Woodruff from La Rue, Romona Ruffin, niece of David Ruffin, David Washington from Chapter 8, Clarence Eugene “Fuzzy” Haskins from Parliament, among others.
Dave Tops (guitar): He studied at New York University and then cut his chops in New York City playing blues, hard rock, heavy metal, and pretty much every other genre available to him. He’s known mostly for session work, playing live, as well as being a member of the band, Sez Who, out of New York. He has over twenty-five years of experience teaching children and adults song writing and guitar, and he also plays the mandolin.
Jenny Zepp (vocals and harmonica): Adding another layer to Mercy Jones is the raw energy of Jenny Zepp, magnetizing their live shows. Even through she lights up the stage, writing is her main passion. Working with Chris Nash for several years, they have been able to create the lyrical messaging together, which centers on the angel of mercy, Mercy Jones, who is meant to raise the vibration of humanity through the sounds and words of the collective group.