"Big Dog" Mercer Band
"Big Dog" Mercer Band

"Big Dog" Mercer Band

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Introduction: Hello, my name is Marty Mercereau, and I perform under the name "Big Dog" Mercer. I am a full-time professional musician (guitar and vocals), performing over 150 shows annually in the Midwest and abroad. In 2016, I was inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame at Legends in Chicago. My band and I perform original music and classic Chicago Blues. We perform as a duo, four or five-piece band. The duo is 2 guitars with vocals. The 4-piece band is guitar/vocals, bass, drums, and saxophone. The 5-piece band is the same as above with the addition of a second horn. Background music for corporate events or dinner music is available upon request. We can provide our sound production and lights. (may incur an additional fee) We perform for; Restaurants, Concert venues, Festivals, Theaters, Corporate events, Private parties, Holiday parties, etc.

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Serves Beecher, IL

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4 employees

22 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

8 reviews


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Michael D.
Dec 28, 2022
Marty played for us at Elements several times. He is easy to work with, responsive and knowledgeable. We always enjoy listening and dancing to his music. He can tailor his performance to a small venue or festival type atmosphere with ease. I highly recommend Marty.
"Big Dog" Mercer Band's reply
Thank you Mike. It's always been a pleasure to work with you.
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David M.
Dec 20, 2022
The Windy City Blues Society has hired "Big Dog" Mercer for a number of performances. Each time Marty made it easy to work with him, he was clear with his terms and expectations. Marty delivered, he is true to his words and always put on a great performance. We trust Marty, "Big Dog" Mercer and recommend him for your event. One of the best things about "Big Dog" is his original music. It is real, authentic, and very good stuff.
"Big Dog" Mercer Band's reply
Thank you Dave. It's a always a pleasure to work with you and your staff.
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Tim V.
Dec 19, 2022
I have worked with Big Dog Mercer a few times. I once was in charge of talent acquisition for a local bar/venue and hired him a couple of times. I knew of him and his band from the local scene. I liked him so much that I hired him again for a Block Party. Big Dog and his band are an unbelievably talented group and a complete symbol of professionalism in the entertainment business. The tall lefty is professional, punctual, and will never back out on a promise. He does some covers, but he always chooses the best. His originals are some of the greatest blues songs I've ever heard. He clearly writes from the heart. Big Dog Mercer is a member of the Chicago Blues hall of fame and I am happy to say that we have become lifelong friends. I look forward to hiring him for our next block party!
"Big Dog" Mercer Band's reply
Thank you for the kind words Tim. It's always a great thing when a working relationship becomes a genuine friendship.
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Carolyn H.
Dec 18, 2022
The band owner Marty was very easy to work with. They were professional and the band kept the audience engaged with a variety of music and tempos. We purchased a performance by the full, 5 piece band that included the horn section. Smaller band size options were also available. They are scalable to your specific event. I will hire them again!
"Big Dog" Mercer Band's reply
Thank you Carolyn. We're looking forward to working with you again. Thank you for the accommodations and being easy to work with. Looking forward to the next event!
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Anna Maria S.
Jan 2, 2023
Marty and his band are incredibly talented musicians. We have had the pleasure of having them perform at our past 3 events in Chicago and have always received wonderful compliments from our guests not only for their performance and sound but also for their professionalism and enthusiasm! Best Blues & Rock Band in Chicago!!
"Big Dog" Mercer Band's reply
Thank you Anna. We're looking forward to the 4th party!!
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