Adam Merrin

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Adam Merrin
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Adam Merrin performing with The 88
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres Rock, pop
Years active 2003–present
Labels Natural Energy Lab
Members Adam Merrin

Adam Merrin is the keyboardist for the Los Angeles–based rock band The 88, and also the new recruit for The Three O'Clock. Songs from Merrin's solo work have been featured on Grey's Anatomy, The Big C, Kyle XY, How I Met Your Mother, Greek, The L.A. Complex, Bones, Necessary Roughness, Reaper, Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County, and in the film The Haunting Hour Volume One: Don't Think About It.

Solo discography[edit]

  • Have Another One (2009) Natural Energy Lab
  • Have One (2007) Natural Energy Lab


In 2011, Merrin's song, "Still Alright" won "Best Song in a Television show" for "Necessary Roughness" at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards.

The 88[edit]

Merrin produced, mixed, and engineered The 88's 2003 debut CD, Kind of Light, and won the LA Weekly award for Best Pop/Rock Band that year. Kind of Light was also featured as Radio & Records Album of the Week, and the 88 became a staple on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic, a clearinghouse for rising indie rock outfits.

They have released seven full-length albums, and were the backing band for the Ray Davies Fall 2011 US Tour. The 88 also opened the shows and joined him to play Kinks songs during his encore during the 2010-2012 tour. The band has also previously opened for acts like The Smashing Pumpkins, The B-52's, Elliott Smith, Frank Black, Matt Costa, 311, and Flaming Lips.[1] High-profile song placements in video games, films, commercials, and popular TV shows have helped to earn the band a growing audience. In 2012, the band co-scored the Jennifer Westfeldt movie Friends with Kids. Their track "At Least It Was Here" is the opening theme song for the television series Community.

Today the group's TV resume includes segments on Conan, Lopez Tonight, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Late Show, Last Call with Carson Daly, MTV News, Extra, and they appeared in a performance on the sitcom How I Met Your Mother.

Producer Credits[edit]

In 2014, Merrin produced Heavy Metal Anthem 's debut EP. Their song "Say Tonight" was featured on NBC's About A Boy. Adam's production credits also include Laura Jane Scott. One of the songs they recorded together, "The Librarian", was featured on ABC's Castle.

Co-Producer Credits[edit]

Albums with The 88

Are * Fortune Teller (June 2013) 88 Records

  • Close To You (December 2016) 88 Records
Eps with The 88
  • No One Here (February 2010) 88 Records
  • Actors (March 2012) 88 Records
Singles with The 88
  • All I Want For Christmas Is You (November 2009) 88 Records
  • Love Is The Thing (June 2009) 88 Records

Additional recordings[edit]

Adam has recorded piano with Ray Davies, Matt Costa, Rusty Anderson, and 311.


  1. ^ "About". Blue Microphones. Retrieved February 21, 2012. 

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