The reputation of Larry Mercey in the Canadian Music Industry, after over sixty years in the business, is such that a long list of credits is not essential.
Since starting his solo career in early 1990, LARRY has seen a number of successes come his way. He has enjoyed several Top Ten hits from his first solo effort, “FULL SPEED AHEAD” (#1 Pick, “Album of the Year”; Country Music News), including a couple of #1’s…”SHE FEELS LIKE A NEW MAN TONIGHT” and “YOU’RE STILL IN THESE CRAZY ARMS OF MINE”.
He has received numerous Juno Nominations for “COUNTRY MALE VOCALIST” and Canadian Country Music Association Nomination for “COUNTRY MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR”.
His second solo CD, “Lets’ Deal Again” produced the hits “Keeping Up With the Jones”, “Quarters For the Jukebox” and “I LOVE YOU CANADA”.
Larry started his career on the CKNX Barn Dance broadcasting from Wingham, Ontario. He then formed the group “The Mercey Brothers” who have now had the honour of being inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.
As a “Leader Singer” in this famed group, LARRY has recorded 17 albums, (including a Gold Album) and some 50 singles, most of them reaching the #1 spot on the charts. LARRY had appeared on some of Canada’s largest concert stages such as Toronto’s CNE Grandstand, Ontario Place, Big Country Jamboree at Craven, Saskatchewan, as well as tours of Europe, performances on Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry and a Regent Cruise in Caribbean.
Over the years, Larry has appeared on every Country and Variety Music T.V. Show in Canada, either with The Mercey Brothers or as a solo performer.
He has been heavily involved with his own record label, and two publishing houses, with a definite measure of success.
He was part of the team recognized for their contribution to music, by winning (seven) Juno Awards, numerous Big Country Awards, and the prestigious C.F. Martin Lifetime Achievement Award.
In 2005, Larry formed The Larry Mercey Trio and recorded the CD, “It’s Not Over Yet”, which included the great song, “On My Father’s Side”.
Larry has proven his consistency in the music industry as a performer and will continue to do so, always striving to improve upon perfection and change with the times. He’ll keep coming back for more!