Formed in Dayton Ohio by a creative writer named Ashley Stacy & a multi instrumentalist Josh Davis at Stivers School for the Performing Arts. Gathering Mercury was conceived so that they could bring their own personal brand of punk-influenced hard rock while drawing influences from some of the greatest rock bands of our time to the music scene.
Led by Ashley Stacy on Lead Vocals & Rhythm Guitar. Ashley fronts the band with her domineering raw vocals, Ashley has been described as a cross between Stevie Nicks & Joan Jett defining her own style while keeping her pop/punk roots. Ashley has taken great pride in uniquely writing a very much "outside of the box" sound. With careful and meticulous creativity. Chord-heavy overdriven Lead Guitar is provided by Josh Davis. Music has been a main part of Josh's life from a young age. The electric love child of Chuck Berry and Dimebag Darrell. Josh's fret board mastery is a critical part of Gathering Mercury's hard edge sound.
Ashley & Josh knew that they needed rock solid foundation for their new blend of pop and punk. They recruited Bass Guitarist QuiQue Bucio from another local band for his ability to lay down some catchy bass lines and make the room feel comfortable. His wit and humor is a bonus to the mix of GM and adds another integral component to the band. Stemming from the same musical roots that were modeled, his contributions, live and in the studio, have proven very effective and entertaining. After a lengthy search Drummer JJ Parker (known by many to be a child prodigy) who Ashley had met years earlier at a local music store, was brought in to complete the lineup. From Huber Heights Ohio JJ adds style and aggression with roots from Rush to Nirvana, The perfect fit for this explosive rhythm section.
Gathering Mercury has became known for their positive, catchy songs and energetic live performances. Aside from their daily routines with school, they've managed to play gig after gig and give their trademark high energy shows. The band continues to work hard towards their dreams and goals. Gathering Mercury will soon have their voices heard.