At the age of 12 Mercedes, along with her sister Morgan, founded the all girl heavy metal band Kittie. Mercedes was 15 when they recorded and released their first Album “Spit” which was met with critical acclaim and was RIAA certified gold. Following on the success of “Spit”, 2002 saw the release of their sophomore effort entitled “Oracle”. Six albums and three EPs later Kittie has sold roughly 2 million albums Worldwide. Mercedes and her sister are currently writing a tell all book on the history of Kittie and will be releasing a Documentary on the band in 2016.
Mercedes is well known for her unique melodic, or musical, style of drumming and writing. She shares her thoughts on writing and recording and of course drumming, in this Youtube ‘Lesson Alley’ interview:
In October 2014, Mercedes was featured in Fierce Magazine online. Advice from this Rock Goddess… “Be the best you can be. Be persistent, and take other people’s negativity towards you and turn it into your driving force.”
We are looking forward to having Mercedes at RockOn Workshop this coming July.
Metal fusion guitarist Emil Werstler of Chimaira and Daath will also return in 2015 as a mentor July 13-24.
RockOn Workshop 2015! Its gonna Rock!!!