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Thirsty Merc

Three of the founding members of Thirsty Merc – Karl Robertson, Matthew Baker and Phil Stack – had played together in bands in Dubbo in regional NSW. In 2002 they teamed up with Sydney-sider Rai Thistlethwayte to form a band called “Thirsty”; soon after, they moved to Sydney and renamed themselves “Thirsty Merc”. The band’s name comes from a gas guzzling Mercedes Benz which belonged to lead singer Rai when the band was first rehearsing. The name also is a play on the phrase ‘Thirsty Work:’ The band members used to say that it was ‘thirsty work’ being in a rock band.

Thirsty Merc have released one EP entitled First Work, and 3 studio albums; Thirsty Merc, Slideshows, and Mousetrap Heart. The band has sold over 200,000 albums, has toured extensively around Australia, and have received heavy airplay in Australia on an impressive number of songs. After breaking through onto the Australian music scene they were nominated for four ARIA Awards in 2005 and Rai was nominated for Song of the Year at the APRA Awards in 2008 for Thirsty Merc’s top 2 airplay hit “20 Good Reasons”. Their song “In the Summertime” was selected as the theme song for the Australian TV reality show Bondi Rescue and has been the theme song for seven consecutive seasons.
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Thirsty Merc – Someday, Someday

“Someday, Someday” is the third single released from Thirsty Merc’s debut album Thirsty Merc. The music video features Thirsty Merc frontman Rai …

Thirsty Merc – The Hard Way

“The Hard Way” was the second single from Thirsty Merc’s second album Slideshows. It was released on 15 September 2007, charting at …

Thirsty Merc – Emancipate Myself

“Emancipate Myself” was released as the second track from the Thirsty Merc’s debut EP, First Work, and as the band’s first official …

Thirsty Merc – My Completeness

“My Completeness” was the second single released from Thirsty Merc’s debut album Thirsty Merc. Reaching number two on the Australian Airplay Chart, …