"Well Written, Hard Rock"

- Digital Tour Bus

Bootleg in print
ERB Magazine out of the UK ran a story on us and our video The Veil in their April 2022 edition. Check it out!
Bootleg Mercy - The Veil (Official Music Video)
From the 'World On Fire' EP.

Rich Thompson - Vocals
Curtis Nightingale - Guitars
Jeff Butler - Bass
Erick Winebrenner - Drums

www.bootlegmercy.com
Twitter - @MercyBootleg
Facebook - @BootlegMercy
Instagram - @bootlegmercyofficial
info@bootlegmercy.com

Video Directed and Edited by Erick Winebrenner
Additional Filming by Daeton Winebrenner

'The Veil' recorded by Jason Catlett @ Magnitude Creative
Mastered by Rogue Planet Mastering
#MusicVideo #BootlegMercy #TheVeil #Indierock #Kansasrock
"Burning"
Recorded at Magnitude Creative
Jason Catlett - Producer
Mastered by Rogue Planet Mastering
Released 3/31/2022
#discovermusic #indieartist #indierock

Now available wherever you stream and/or buy music (Pandora, Apple Music, Spotify, etc.)

Bootleg Mercy Music - Website https://www.bootlegmercy.com
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BootlegMercy
Twitter - https://twitter.com/MercyBootleg
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bootlegmercyofficial/
Spotify Band Page - https://open.spotify.com/artist/3ObEv

Video by Curtis Nightingale

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August 2022
  • The band was announced as the opener for Hinder.

July 2022
Recent News Updates
  • The band was signed to a summer festival tour but had to cancel due to scheduling conflicts. 
  • The band has been busy playing shows across the state. 
  • Became an Endorsed Artist through Dirt Bag Clothing. 

May 11, 2022
Tune in to the Not The Girls Next Door show to hear our own, Rich Thompson, discuss the lyrics behind one of our latest…Knife In My Back! 8–11 am (CST) HERE!

Also, Lurch's Lair will be playing a surprise song from us on tonight's show from 5-8 pm HERE! (Surprise because we have no idea which one they are playing!) =]

May 7, 2022
Curtain Call Records and Rock Rage Radio have created a CD Sampler that will be made available at various summer festivals. They included our song, Knife In My Back, on the disc. They have also curated a Spotify Playlist with the included tracks. Check it out Here!

April 24, 2022
ERB Magazine out of the UK ran an article on us this month. Be sure to check it out!

April 23, 2022
Run was released today. Check out this PLAYLIST.

April 15, 2022
Knife In My Back was released today. Check it out wherever you stream music.

March 31, 2022
Our newest track "Burning" releases today as does the Official Lyric Video.

March 19, 2022
Great turnout for our show in Salina, tonight!

March 15, 2022
We were awarded the Best New Artist of 2022 by Rampage Music Awards.

March 12, 2022
The Veil video had 400 views in less than 36 hours! (Pretty Cool)

March 11, 2022
Our self-written/shot/produced/edited video for The Veil was released today. Be sure to check it out here on our website or on our YouTube Channel.

March 11, 2022
Our newest track, The Veil, was released at midnight this morning.

March 6, 2022
KNZS 100.3 (Hutchinson/Wichita, KS) will debut Lift and Divide on celestial FM radio tonight during the 7 PM window.

February 26, 2022
Spent the day filming the video for our next release, The Veil. The video and track with be released on March 11, 2022.

February 18, 2022
The Rock'n'Roll Vibration radio show will begin playing Lift and Divide on their show today on radioalternativarock.com.

February 17, 2022
UndergroundProud.com posted a short write-up on us today. Here

February 15, 2022
Reviews are starting to surface for the new release, Lift and Divide...pretty cool! This guy's videos are great. If you haven't checked out his YouTube channel, get there. RedBeard Hippie

February 14, 2022
Happy Valentines Day!!! It is RELEASE DAY! Our newest release, Lift and Divide, dropped TODAY! Be sure to go save it to your favorite streaming site's playlists, purchase it from your favorite source for downloaded music, and then...Go check out the Official Lyric Video on our YouTube page!

February 11, 2022
Great show tonight at the TempleLive. Watch for videos from that performance.

February 10, 2022
We intend to record our live performance of Lift and Divide at tomorrow night's TempleLive Wichita show for an upcoming video release. If you plan to attend, get crazy!

February 9, 2022
Twitch's Dope Show announced they will premier our new track Lift and Divide on their show this weekend. Get details Here 
*Disclaimer - Facebook will give you several warning screens since the word "Dope" is in the title. It is not a drug page--Dope is in reference to the music being "Dope."

February 8, 2022
Closing in on 100 Pre-Saves! Be #100 and win! Pre-Save

February 3, 2022
The Pre-Save for our upcoming single just went live. Go HERE

February 2, 2022
As if we don't have enough going on...some genius (Erick) thought it would be a great idea to get into the podcasting business. Come see how painful our first swing at this epic video event went. It's the best 30 minutes you will never get back!! PODCAST

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Bootleg Mercy - Lift and Divide (Official Music Video)
From the 'World On Fire' EP.

Rich Thompson - Vocals
Curtis Nightingale - Guitars
Jeff Butler - Bass
Erick Winebrenner - Drums

www.bootlegmercy.com
Twitter - @MercyBootleg
Facebook - @BootlegMercy
Instagram - @bootlegmercyofficial
info@bootlegmercy.com

Video by Stillpoint Visions

'Lift and Divide' recorded by Jason Catlett @ Magnitude Creative
Mastered by Rogue Planet Mastering
#MusicVideo #BootlegMercy #TheVeil #Indierock #Kansasrock
Shot at the TempleLive Wichita by Brenden Gronniger. 
We've hit that very important 10th episode milestone.  Almost 500 minutes of Bootleg Banter in the books and it's only getting better!  Like, subscribe, and comment with things you want us to discuss in future episodes!!
Live performance at the TempleLive Wichita show.

(Video shot by Brenden Gronniger)
Bootleg Mercy - The Trees Are Listening (Official Music Video)
From the 'World On Fire' EP.

Rich Thompson - Vocals
Curtis Nightingale - Guitars
Jeff Butler - Bass
Erick Winebrenner - Drums

www.bootlegmercy.com
Twitter - @MercyBootleg
Facebook - @BootlegMercy
Instagram - @bootlegmercyofficial
info@bootlegmercy.com

Video by Stillpoint Visions

Recorded at CrossTrax Studios, Memphis Tennessee
Justin Rimer - Producer
Released 9/30/20
#discovermusic #indieartist #indierock
Biography
BOOTLEG MERCY…IT’S LIKE MERCY, ONLY THE SECRET, STOLEN KIND!
Reminiscent of the backwoods moonshine bootleggers of the prohibition era, the guys in Bootleg Mercy are hauling a trunk-load of some of the best hard rock you’ve never heard. Roaming the backstreets of Kansas, the boys take no prisoners with their unique brand of #indierockmusic.
What began as a 90s cover band, Bootleg Mercy took a detour into the world of writing and arranging their own material which has been an amazing thing. Melding influences both old and new, Bootleg Mercy brings together the familiar sounds of the past with something fresh and interesting.

OUR SOUND
Are you looking to rock? Check. Are you looking for a band to party with? Check. Are you looking for a band that sounds like everybody else? We can’t help you there but if you want to see and hear something fresh and exciting, then look no further! The band’s sound fuses heavy-hitting hard rock with compelling arrangements, soaring, catchy melodies, and thought-provoking lyrics. When combined with their energetic live performances and individual musical ability, this band packs a solid punch.

OUR MEMBERS
The original band members met through a combination of Craig’s List and Facebook Messenger…romantic! They all shared a love for performing live and traveled the area surprising club owners and patrons alike with their musicality. The band consists of Rich Thompson (lead vocals/guitar), Curtis Nightingale (lead guitar/vocals), Jeff Butler (Bass), and Erick Winebrenner (drums).

OUR PARTY
Since 2012, Bootleg Mercy had been performing covers from artists like Alice in Chains, STP, Pearl Jam, and Tool. In 2020, the band decided to switch it up and begin writing their own material. What has developed is nothing short of amazing.

BUT ENOUGH ABOUT US, WHAT DO THE EXPERTS SAY…?
"Great sounding song with irresistible dynamics, great atmosphere, and super addictive vibes all along the way. I also see huge commercial potential in this song."
- Metalhead Community Magazine
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"Well written hard rock track."
- Digital Tour Bus
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“Calling something ‘American Radio Rock’ can often seem like an insult and, a lot of the time, it is due to the lack of creativity and ‘safety’ that can be found in the style. As with everything though, there are always parts that stand above the rest. For Bootleg Mercy it is their song structure that sets them apart on ‘The Trees Are Listening’. There are elements that are a bit standard rock, parts that sound a bit Shinedown-esque, thankfully though they aren’t the parts that stand out. The anthemic chorus is a major highlight but for me, it’s the transitions and variation on the song that sets it above its peers. This is not reinventing the rock wheel, it is merely honing it expertly.”

- Mind Noise Network
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ACT NOW!
If you haven’t already, you need to head over and check out whatever back road, musical activity the boys in Bootleg Mercy are up to now on their various social media sites. Why are you still reading this? Go! #discovermusic #indieartist #indierock

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Outtakes and B-Reel

When a media outlet asks you to record an introduction video, you do NOT allow our boy Erick to edit it. #sorrynotsorry

Rich Thompson

Vocals / Guitar

Singer-Songwriter Rich Thomson brings a unique vocal and lyric-writing style to the band. His energetic live performances have become a calling card for the band.

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Erick Winebrenner

Drums

Drummer Erick Winebrenner is the heart of the rhythm section. His quick hands and interesting approach to song arrangement bring a uniqueness to the sound of the band.

Curtis Nightingale

Guitar

Guitarist Curtis Nightingale's background in 80's metal, blues, and classic rock ground the band's sound to both the familiar, as well as the technical.

Jeff Butler

Bass

Bassist Jeff Butler's metal and hardcore background, together with his knowledge of production and technology, firmly put the band on the path of the cutting edge.

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February 18, 2022
The Rock'n'Roll Vibration radio show will begin playing Lift and Divide on their show today on radioalternativarock.com

February 17, 2022
UndergroundProud.com posted a short write-up on us today. Here

February 15, 2022
Reviews are starting to surface for the new release, Lift and Divide...pretty cool! This guy's videos are great. If you haven't checked out his YouTube channel, get there. RedBeard Hippie

February 14, 2022
Happy Valentines Day!!! It is RELEASE DAY! Our newest release, Lift and Divide, dropped TODAY! Be sure to go save it to your favorite streaming site's playlists, purchase it from your favorite source for downloaded music, and then...Go check out the Official Lyric Video on our YouTube page!

February 10, 2022
We intend to record our live performance of Lift and Divide at tomorrow night's TempleLive Wichita show for an upcoming video release. If you plan to attend, get crazy!

February 9, 2022
Twitch's Dope Show announced they will premier our new track Lift and Divide on their show this weekend. Get details Here 
*Disclaimer - Facebook will give you several warning screens since the word "Dope" is in the title. It is not a drug page--Dope is in reference to the music being "Dope."

February 8, 2022
Closing in on 100 Pre-Saves! Be #100 and win! Pre-Save

February 3, 2022
The Pre-Save for our upcoming single just went live. Go HERE

February 2, 2022
As if we don't have enough going on...some genius (Erick) thought it would be a great idea to get into the podcasting business. Come see how painful our first swing at this epic video event went. It's the best 30 minutes you will never get back!! PODCAST

January 31, 2022
Just received word that the Preview Show from the Indie Star Jukebox Show will re-air this Thursday, Feb 3rd, 2022 (4am/8am/12pm/4pm/8pm) CST. You can catch it on multiple streaming sites. Go to their website (https://www.indiestarradio.com) for details.

January 28, 2022
Sneak peek at the lyric video for our new single Lift and Divide available everywhere on 2/14/22. Check it out!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReyEc_ql1eo

January 22, 2022
The Preview Show will air as a part of the Indie Star Jukebox show on Thursday, January 27th 2022 (4am/8am/12pm/4pm/8pm) CST. You can catch it on multiple streaming sites. Go to their website (https://www.indiestarradio.com) for details.

January 20, 2022
We spent some time with Alan Wayne from Indie Star Radio last night previewing our tracks with him for an upcoming show. Stand by for info on the airing of this exclusive Sneak Peek Spotlight Show.

January 15, 2022
The following release dates have been set:
  • Lift and Divide - February 14, 2022
  • The Veil - March 14, 2022
  • Burning - March 31, 2022
  • Knife In My Back - April 11, 2022
  • Run - April 25, 2022

January 12, 2022
FINALLY! After nearly a year, the EP is finally in our hands and ready to release!!! Stand by for release info...

December 31, 2021
A really cool show coming up in February you need to check out. We will be opening for That Arena Rock Show at TempleLive Wichita.
Tickets are available through TicketMaster https://bit.ly/3q84sPg

December 26, 2021
The 2022 Rampage Music Award Nominees have been announced. We have been nominated in the following categories:
  • Best Duo/Group 
  • Best Male Vocal (Rich Thompson)
  • Best Song for The Trees Are Listening
  • Best Video for the Lyric Video for the Trees Are Listening (Stillpoint Visions - Mathew Austin)
April 4, 2021
CONFIRMED: The band will be performing a one hour-long Live Stream on Sunday, April 25th as a part of the ISR Streaming Concert Series. The show is scheduled to begin at 5pm (PST), 7pm (CST). Join the guys on the 25th HERE.

April 3, 2021
The band has been named Artist of the Week by Indie Star Radio for the week beginning April 4, 2021. They will be playing a one hour-long interview with Erick and Curtis every evening this week at 6pm (PST) on their internet station HERE.

March 31, 2021
#2 on ISR's Top 21. That marks two solid months in the Top 10 with most of that time spent in one of the top three spots with back-to-back weeks at #1.

February 28, 2021
Studio Update: Initial tracking is done for all instruments. Vocals are up next! (Pics in the Gallery)

February 25, 2021
Final run-through before we head to the studio this weekend. Stay tuned for updates!!

February 23, 2021
Number 1!!! BACK-TO-BACK!!!! Indie Star Radio has The Trees Are Listening at #1 on their weekly countdown again this week. Can we make it a Three-Peat? Get over to https://www.indiestarradio.com/ and request The Trees Are Listening right now!

February 16, 2021
Number 1!!! Indie Star Radio currently has The Trees Are Listening at #1 on their weekly countdown!

February 9, 2021
TOP 5 - Indie Star Radio currently has The Trees Are Listening at #4 on their weekly countdown!

February 2, 2021
TOP 10 - Indie Star Radio currently has The Trees Are Listening at #10 on their weekly countdown. Listen Here!

 January 30, 2021
Matt's Rock Show featured the band and our song The Trees Are Listening last night on the show. Catch a repeat at about 1:58:00 HERE.

January 29, 2021
The Heavy Rock Show on East London Radio will feature the band this Friday at 8PM GMT (2 PM CST). <<Listen Here: KS Invades London!>>

January 27, 2021
Trees moved up to the #13 spot of most requested/played songs on ISR Radio.

January 26, 2021
Trees landed in the #19 spot on Indie Star Radio's Top 21 Show for this week!

January 16, 2021
Angel's Indie Lounge will be featuring us this afternoon 4:00 PM CST on her show on Belter Radio.

January 16, 2021
Kitra Scott with Rocky Mountain Rage Radio reached out to inform us she will be featuring us on her radio show today at around noon CST.

January 6, 2021
Smile Radio has added us to their rotation and on their Unsigned Playlist on Spotify!

January 5, 2021
Here we GO! The studio is booked...Stand By for New Music!!!

January 1, 2021
We got a great start to the New Year by receiving this review on our Lyric video from Music Interview Magazine! It's gonna be a Great Year!!!

January 1, 2021
Happy New Year to All!!!

December 25, 2020
Merry Christmas One And All!

December 22, 2020
The band will be featured on the Ange's Rock Show tonight on Duggystone Radio.

December 19, 2020
The Greater Manchester Rock Radio Show will feature us on their Cracking The Seal New Artist Spotlight Show tomorrow tonight (Dec 20) at 4PM EST.

December 16, 2020
The Ultimate Indie 2020 Spotify Curator added "The Trees Are Listening" to their Ultimate Playlist for 2020.

December 14, 2020
Duggystone Radio has added Trees to their rotation.

December 12, 2020
Showland Productions added us to their Playlist #35.

December 12, 2020
Capping off a busy week, the guys will be featured on Indie Star Radio's Saturday Night Live show (3PM PST/7PM CST).

December 10, 2020
The "Ouch You're On My Hair" Podcast featured "Trees" as the third song on the #123 show!

December 9, 2020
The Retweeter added us to their Spotify Playlist.

December 8, 2020
Spiderweb Radio added us to their playlist lesser known bands like AC/DC, Collective Soul, Kid Rock, and Black Stone Cherry.

December 7, 2020
KRAC Radio out of Montreal, Canada has added "Trees" to their daily broadcasts.

December 6, 2020
Thor, of The Hidden of Rock, added our Lyric Video for "The Trees Are Listening" to their Video Playlist of 2020.

December 6, 2020
The SoundChick Playlist picked up "Trees" this week.

December 5, 2020
The Music Massacre Show will feature the Band next week at the following times:
NEW MUSIC SHOWCASE
12-06-20 (9AM Eastern US Time)
12-08-20 (2PM Eastern US Time)
12-09-20 (8PM Eastern US Time)
12-11-20 (9PM Eastern US Time)
12-12-20 (3PM Eastern US Time)
**Available on the "Get Me Radio App" available through
iPhone, Android, Roku, Firestick, Google, and Amazon Alexa**

December 5, 2020
"Tress" has been in heavy rotation on Only Rock Radio this week.

December 4, 2020
The “Ouch, You’re on my Hair”  Radio Show will feature "Trees" on their show on Dec 10, 2020. https://ouchyomh.podomatic.com/

December 3, 2020
Spiderweb Radio has added "Trees" to their rotation.

November 29, 2020
"Trees" has been picked up by the Ignite Rocks Show!

November 25, 2020
"Trees" has been added to the rotation on Pluto Radio.

November 23, 2020
We were notified the internet radio station Big Indie Giant added "Trees" to their rotation.

November 21, 2020
Pete's Rock News and Views website did a nice interview with us. Interview

November 20, 2020
We were selected as the Artist of the Day by Keep Rock Alive Radio.

November 15, 2020
ALL ABOARD!! We will be featured on this week's BANDwagon Show on Radio Wigwam. The show will premier Wednesday night at 9pm CST. (https://www.radiowigwam.co.uk/)

November 7, 2020
Got word this morning we took the #1 spot on the N1M Local Charts, #48 on their National Chart, and #122 on their Global Chart with "Trees." Pretty Awesome!

November 3, 2020
Rehearsal Night - Working up four new songs. Shaping up nicely...

November 1, 2020
Our track and a brief bio were on The Greater Manchester Rock Radio show "Crackin’ the Seal" today.

October 25, 2020
We were featured on the UK YouTube Channel Moreish TV today. The hosts were very gracious with their praise of our latest release, The Trees Are Listening:
"These guys are absolutely brilliant. Their music video is fantastic. Entwining the artistic, revolutionary musical genius. You guys rock!" ~ Zed

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