Have Mercy Las Vegas


Hiya folks thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat. Grant Dallas (Drummer Percussionist) Have Mercy Las Vegas.

What made you decide that music is a thing for you?

Personally I have always loved playing and writing music, I played bagpipes from a young age and then choose drums in school because a girl I fancied choose them before me! And that was that, as they say!

Introduce us to you all and your musical history.

So as I said I’ve played in pipe bands from a young age, I’ve also played in rock and blues bands since I was about 18 and also have a degree in popular music.

What was life like for you before music?

I cant really remember. I’ve always played or enjoyed music.

What was the first song you heard that steered you into a music path?

Good times Bad times Led Zeppelin.

Where do you feel you currently sit within the music industry?

I love the band and playing live, I feel that because this second album has taken slightly longer to finish that we wanted, primarily due to COVID, that we’ve suffered a momentum loss but we are starting to pick up and are really looking forward to getting it in everyone’s ears!

What’s the biggest thing you have learned from someone else in the industry?

A local singer songwriter always said that success is a myth and if you can do music, and love what you’re doing then it doesn’t really matter what else comes with it and that’s something I always try to keep at the forefront of my mind.

Tell us Two truths and a lie about you.

I’ve crashed every quad bike I’ve ever been on. I am a qualified dog behaviourist.
I’m distantly related to Madonna (LIE).

If you could wish for one thing to aid your career what would it be?

I really believe in the band and the songs we’ve written so I’d love everyone to hear us and I’m sure we’d grow our fan base!

Do you ever worry about people taking things the wrong way or cancel culture? Discuss….

I don’t really worry about it because every member of the band is a good person with no bad intentions and I feel like, most of the time, overall that’s what prevails.

Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories? If not why not?

Some yeah, I think there are legitimate theories on media control and public narrative that in years to come will be studied as propaganda. I also believe that the spreading of conspiracy theories only clouds the waters and benefits people who are trying to hide truths.

What was the worst experience on stage?

I once played in a band, who shall remain nameless, and our guitarist showed up so drunk for a gig that he passed out on stage behind the amp and we had to stop playing

Tell us something about each member that you think people would be surprised about.

Our bass player Marc, has a degree in physics and is a teacher.

Eilidh, our singer, has recently went to University for a career change! ( and we’re all very proud of her)

Andrew(foxy), ,(fiddle player) gets called foxy because he once wore a fox covered T-shirt! Stephen, who plays Everything! was brought up on very a small island called Mull.

Crispin, singer/guitarist, is a firefighter.

Grant, drummer, was told not to come back to school in sixth year because id fail advanced higher music. Despite getting aa degree in music fie years later.

What are the next steps you plan to take as a band to reach the next level?

As I said I really believe in our performances and songs so anything we can do to get more people hearing our music will move us in the right direction.

Whats your thoughts on Elon Musks contribution to the world?

Amazing contribution and a little unhinged like all geniuses.

I hear you have a new music, what can you tell us about it.

Yeah, we have a new album called Light &, Shade and it’s out on all streaming platforms now! It’s been a proper labour of love and has taken about 4 years to compete start to finish. We are all so proud of every song on the album and really our w everything into making something that we all love!

What was the recording process like?

Long, sometimes hard but our sound engineer Jamie Savage made the whole process a lot easier and provides us with an amazing finished result!

What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tunes?

So for me, when it comes to the studio and adding to Crispin s songs, the biggest learning curve was adapting and listening to five peoples opinions and thought on what the drumming should and should not do. It was a real curve but the finished product definitely benefits from it.

Would you change anything now it’s finished?

No. Maybe how long it took!

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

We are all real music lovers with a passion and love for real music. If that sounds like you too give us a chance! What have you got to lose?