SHIFTING GEARS: The name of Thirsty Merc’s new album.
SHIFTING GEARS: The name of Thirsty Merc’s new album. CONTRIBUTED

Thirsty Merc shifting gears as they are back to tour grind

THIRSTY Merc are back, touring their latest album Shifting Gears.

Back to the Grind is the name of their current tour that will see them hit the stage in Byron Bay tonight.

Lead singer Rai Thistlethwayte is rightly proud of their latest tunes.

“After a really hard time at the end of 2015, we’ve turned the corner into 2016 and we feel the best way to get on with things is to keep busy, keep working hard and do what we love – playing live,” he says.

A car accident last year in Streatham, Victoria, during a Thirsty Merc tour killed the band’s stage manager and injured drummer Mick Skelton.

The band’s new album, Shifting Gears, was released late last year and its first single, The Good Life, garnered major radio support around the country.

Thirsty Merc are Thistlethwayte on vocals, piano and guitar, Phil Stack on bass amd Matt Smith on guitar.

At the Beach Hotel, Byron Bay, today from 9pm. Free show.



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