“Dripping with blistering guitar riffs, melodic chorus’ and lyrics born out of the sheer will of survival, “Aspartame” is the direct in your face American rock record you’ve been waiting for.” ”

— Nic Harcourt - KCRW, Host of Guitar Center Sessions

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BIO

Tim Mercer is a singer/songwriter out of Portland,ME. He has songs in Ted, Ted 2 and Family Guy. During his 12 years fronting the Brooklyn based rock band, Daphne, he won the K-Rock Battle of the Bands, and was the runner up in both the HBO Rock The Stones Contest and the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. He was also a semi finalist in the 2017 International Songwriting Contest out of 16,000 entries.

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"Mercer is a force, an unabashed disciple of rock and roll.  Drenched in catchy guitar licks, layered with angst, basking in the classic crunching sonic sounds of the Smithereens and Green Day, you can't help but clinch your fists, grit your teeth and try to set fire to the skies when Mercer is pulsating through your body and mind." 

Rob Azevedo, radio host, "Granite State of Mind."

“What a great rock and roll record! Big guitars, outstanding production and killer songs. Sets the bar real high for everyone else in 2018.” 

- Charlie Gaylord, WBLM-FM

“Mercer is an experienced melodic craftsman; Aspartame is full of sweeping insinuating choruses… there is a glistening hook around every corner.” 

- Joe Sweeney, The Bollard

"‘Casey‘ is an artistic achievement that you will rarely find in this lifetime, and I urge you to experience it for yourself. Her presence is there to be felt in this dedication to a true love story of dizzying highs and agonizing lows, and the lingering feeling is one of deep sadness for the artist. Thank you, Tim Mercer. "  

Will Powers - Krazed Magazine, UK

"You don’t need to know the backstory to appreciate that “Casey” is a special record; you just need to open year ears and your heart to pick up on the thread and vibe of it. It’s also a very well produced album that goes down easy."

Aimsel Ponti - Portland Press Herald/Maine Today

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