Scott Mercado

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Scott Mercado
Born circa 1964
Instruments Drums
Associated acts Candlebox

Scott Mercado (born c. 1964) was the original drummer of Sky Cries Mary and co-founder of the Seattle rock group Candlebox,[1] a band reunited in 2006 with a "Best of" CD, live DVD (Alive in Seattle, 2007), and a latest CD called Into the Sun, released January 2008. With over 5 million CDs sold, Candlebox continues to tour and record around the United States and the world. Mercado has also performed with Johnny Graham (Earth, Wind & Fire), Living Colour, and most recently, Brandi Carlile. Known for his unique blend of jazz drumming elements into rock and roll and use of the Open-handed drumming technique. Voted best Up and Coming drummer in Modern Drummer magazine.[2] He currently resides in Seattle as a studio drummer and private drum instructor.


With Candlebox[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Biography: Candlebox". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Candlebox's Scott Mercado". Modern Drummer. 18. 1994. 

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