Mercy Tree

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Music Genre(s):

Hard Rock
Mainstream Mod. Rock


Mainstream Modern Rock. Influences: Matchbox 20/Creed/Goo Goo Dolls/Tonic/Blink 182/STP.


Lesko, Bodnar, and Nightengale originally formed the band, Short-Notice, in 1986. Short Notice disbanded in 1988 as each member went his separate way until 1995 when the 3 were united as Mercy Tree. Thompson was added in 1997-98. Hailing from the Northwest Indiana Chicagoland Area, Mercy Tree is a mainstream modern rock band that places heavy emphasis on guitar driven rock, powerful drums and interwined melodic vocal harmonies. Bodnar, a factory worker, Nightengale, a custodian, Thompson, a sound and light tech, and Lesko, an optometrist, have just released their debut CD entitled: "Mercy Tree: Room to Grow." "Room to Grow" is a 16 song disc over 73 minutes long of original rock tunes by the band! Their first single "Love Story (The End)" took central Indiana radio by storm and their second single "Shake it Down" is a nightclub anthem and fan favorite!!! The band features the powerful lead vocals of Louis Bodnar, the fiery guitar licks of Rodney Nightengale, the penetrating bass lines of Dan Thompson and the thundering drums of Dr. Rob Lesko! Mercy Tree has built a stronghold at Kokonut Bar and Grill in Kokomo, IN and The BackDoor Lounge in Griffith IN. New local venues where the band has experienced monster turnouts has been The Rock Lobster in Indy and Ground Zero in Joliet, IL!!!! Mercy Tree will also have the honor of being the first live band to play for Cage Rage II at the Johanning Civic Center in Kokomo on April 14, 2001...a no holds barred fight featuring over 19 fighters from around the midwest!!!!! The band will play pre and post show sets as well as fighter introductions and intermission! CDs and T shirts will be available for $10 & $12 respectively!!! Mercy Tree has helped raise over $20,000 for the Riley Hospital Benefit and United Way Charities for the past 4 years at Kokonut B&G!!!!! Don't miss your chance to get the new album by Indiana's most exciting new mainstream modern rock band!!!! Shake it Down Tour 2001: A Tree Odyssey begins now....!!!!!!

Contact Information

Rob Lesko O.D.
2121 Emily Ct.
Kokomo, IN 46902


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