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Thirsty Merc

"Thirsty Merc" is an Australian band. The band recorded its ''First Work EP'' in 2003. The EP featured "Wasting Time" - the first single which attracted radio airplay in Australia - and second single "Emancipate Myself" which has made the ARIA Top 50. Lindsay Gravina, who has produced albums for The Living End and Magic Dirt produced the band's first full length self-titled album.

Soon after the release of the album, guitarist Matt Baker left the band and was replaced by Sean Carey of Midnight Swim. In August 2005 the album was re-released with two extra tracks, ''When The Weather Is Fine'' (believed to be being released as a single in September) and an alternate version of ''Someday, Someday'' and 'Joelene'.

As of June 2006, Thirsty Merc consists of:

* "Rai Thistlethwayte" - vocals/guitar

* "Phil Stack" - bass/ backing vocals

* "Sean Carey"- guitar

* "Karl Robertson" - drums

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*''First Work'' (EP - 2003)

*''Thirsty Merc'' (album - 2004) #15 Australia

*''Thirsty Merc'' (album - 2005) re-issue, did not chart

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*"Emancipate Myself" (2004) #37 Australia

*"My Completeness" (2004) #25 Australia

*"Someday, Someday" (2004) #19 Australia<...

years active 2002-present
origin Sydney, New South Wales
music genre Indie Rock
Pop rock
current members Rai Thistlethwayte
Phil Stack
Sean Carey
Karl Robertson
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