Merlo is a singer/ songwriter from Atlanta Ga whose main instruments are piano + voice. He is a strong tenor vocalist with a penchant for writing pop/ rock songs with many different flavors from classical, to classic rock to jazz leanings. He has been writing, performing and producing music for over 20 years with 4 songs in 3 different independent movies. His debut album was a solo effort entitled "Songs From The Ground Up." His next album was a collaboration with good friend and local Atlanta musician, singer / songwriter Byro. The two collaborated to form FUSE and released a full length album entitled "Connection" in 2016. That album featured many diverse songs including "Fall Apart" which appeared the movie Sustained which is now available on Amazon Prime. Merlo is currently putting the finishing touches on his new full length solo album which is yet to be named but will be released before the end of the year. It's his first album of solo material since he released " Songs From the
Sounds Like: Billy Joel, Sting
Hello fans and friends, I am putting the wraps on my new album of solo material as we speak!
Very excited about this batch of tunes. I wanted to write a true pop rock album based on my influences as a musician and just a fan.
I believe that this is my best work.
The album is called Frequency. I will be uploading the artwork soon!
Keep you posted on the release date!
Thanks in advance for listening!
Sincerely yours, Merlo
A little bit about Merlo
Merlo's primary instruments are piano and voice. He has been playing music for most of his adult life spanning over 30 years or so, Merlo started as a first chair violinist in a talented orchestral ensemble but found his main intruments at the piano and especially behind the mic. He was vocally trained at Jan Smith studios in Altanta where Usher and Matchbox 20's Rob Thomas have also trained. He has been writing songs and honing his sound for his debut album, "Songs from the ground up for about 3 years. Merlo, " my goal is to write in a wide range of styles of music that move me. I want to write for movies, tv, other artists and of course, for my own amusement." " I hope that these songs will inspire you the way other artitsts music have inspired me.
The Songs from the ground up will be released on cdbaby.com very soon. Merlo's style ranges from pop, rock, latin, jazz and classical.
Personal note: Merlo likes long walks on the beach with pretty girls, (well now just one pretty girl, his fiancee) and eating sandwiches. (best invention on earth)