Sydney based singer-songwriter.


Biography – Merilyn Steele Band

Get your place jumpin’ with the positive vibe of the Merilyn Steele Band!

Pumping out a high show of high energy classic rock and roll, country rock and blues consisting of hit covers and quirky uptempo originals this band will get you moving. Paying tribute to artists such as Creedence, Wilson & Pickett, Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Lee Kernaghan, Alan Jackson, Eric Clapton, Bryan Ferry, The Mavericks etc you can be assured of a variety of great danceable tunes.

The bands beginning’s were auspicious with two local musicians so impressed with Merilyn’s CD (Extraordinary Daze) at her launch they approached her to form a band. Honoured by their offer she agreed and so the boys rang some mates to form the rest of the band which started in 2009 and has continued in various forms ever since.

Based in Sydney, this 5 piece band already had folk around town talking after their very first gig and made a fun video clip which received airplay on pay TV’s CMC channel.

Performance highlights include ‘The Basement’ in Sydney’s Circular Quay, Tamworth Music Festival, New Years Eve at Lithgow Workers Club

Other venues played include Penrith RSL, St. George Leagues Club, Stockton RSL Club, Ryan’s Hotel Thirroul, Westmead Tavern, Matraville RSL, Sydney Harbour cruises, Rocks Rhythmboat.

Meet the band.

Merilyn Steele – lead vocals, harmony vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin.

Mark Bishop – Lead & slide guitar, vocals & harmony vocals.

Ric Thomas – Drums.

Gary Bates – Bass guitar.

John Tweed – Keyboards, synthesiser & vocals.

Find out for yourself why everyone is talking about the Merilyn Steele Band!


“Well crafted songs…you’ll understand why Merilyn Steele is more than just another girl singer”. Rosie Adsett, Country Update.

“A wonderfully positive new album…great song writing and Merilyn’s vocals are strong and vibrant as ever” Deb Minter, Capital News.

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