MEREL & TONY met in 2013 while working on an art installation in a small Dutch village. Since then, they have released several EPs of songs, written music for THIS AMERICAN LIFE, been commissioned to compose a musical for a Houston-based theater company, recorded an album of protest songs funded by a grant from the Houston Arts Alliance, and toured Texas with their band, THE WOE WOE WOES. Merel & Tony now divide their time between Rome and Houston.
“Merel and Tony make some of the most intriguing and interesting music coming out of our city today.” – Free Press Houston
“There’s something about straight artistry that tickles the ears of any music journalist. True art, without genre or placement where the music is eclectic and different. That’s probably the best way to describe the music of Merel & Tony… this duo makes music that sounds like no one else while still having plenty of hooks to catch a hold of your ears and stick with you for days.” – Houston Press
“We rarely review EPs and only when it’s something that really stands out. This is one of those cases. We’re always on a continual search for sincerity and originality in the world of music. With the Houston, Texas-based duo Merel & Tony…you get both. We’ve never ever heard music from Texas that sounds like this.” – babysue
July 5 – Bohemeo’s in HOUSTON
July 11 – Rino in KANSAS CITY
July 12 – Moe’s Tavern in CHICAGO
July 13 – Schlafly Tap Room in ST. LOUIS