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Date Event Location
Merchants Of Cool Hands That Rock, Narragansett, RI Hands That Rock, Narragansett, RI
Merchants Of Cool Twin River Casino, Lincoln, Ri Twin River Casino, Lincoln, Ri
Merchants Of Cool Newport Grand Casino, Newport, RI 02840 Newport Grand Casino, Newport, RI 02840
Merchants Of Cool Tunes on The Dunes, Westerly, RI Tunes on The Dunes, Westerly, RI
Merchants Of Cool Cosey Beach, East Haven, CT 06512 Cosey Beach, East Haven, CT 06512
Merchants Of Cool Bristol 4th Concert Series, Bristol, RI Bristol 4th Concert Series, Bristol, RI
Merchants Of Cool NEWPORT GRAND, Newport, RI NEWPORT GRAND, Newport, RI
Merchants Of Cool HANDS THAT ROCK BENEFIT , Narragansett, RI 02882 HANDS THAT ROCK BENEFIT , Narragansett, RI 02882
Merchants Of Cool NEWPORT GRAND, NEWPORT R.I. NEWPORT GRAND, NEWPORT R.I.
Merchants Of Cool CHARLESTOWN SEAFOOD FESTIVAL, CHARLESTOWN R.I. CHARLESTOWN SEAFOOD FESTIVAL, CHARLESTOWN R.I.
Merchants Of Cool EAST PROVIDENCE HERITAGEFEST, EAST PROVIDENCE R.I. EAST PROVIDENCE HERITAGEFEST, EAST PROVIDENCE R.I.
Merchants Of Cool TWIN RIVER CASINO, Lincoln, RI 02865 TWIN RIVER CASINO, Lincoln, RI 02865
Merchants Of Cool THE CANNERY MUSIC HALL, SOUTHBRIDGE MA THE CANNERY MUSIC HALL, SOUTHBRIDGE MA
Merchants Of Cool NEWPORT GRAND, Newport, RI 02840 NEWPORT GRAND, Newport, RI 02840
Merchants Of Cool The Atrium at Foxwoods Resort Casino The Atrium at Foxwoods Resort Casino
Merchants Of Cool Rock The Block East Providence , East Providence R.I. Rock The Block East Providence , East Providence R.I.
Merchants Of Cool Bristol Concert Series , Bristol R.I. Bristol Concert Series , Bristol R.I.
Merchants Of Cool NEWPORT GRAND, Newport R.I. NEWPORT GRAND, Newport R.I.
Merchants Of Cool Charlestown Seafood Festival, Charlestown R.I. Charlestown Seafood Festival, Charlestown R.I.
Merchants Of Cool Private Event Private Event

Welcome

Merchants Of Cool was an idea that came about in the spring of 2011 to guitarist Mike Silva. He was looking for another project that would entertain people , make them dance and give them a lot of good memories. With Bad Company and Foreigner's vast array of hit songs , it seemed like a great but very difficult task. The first bump in the road would be finding a singer who could recreate the well known vocal dynamics of Lou Gramm and Paul Rogers. . Merchants of Cool were lucky enough to find Sean Byrne, an unbelievable vocalist with a range that most singers dream about. The next chore would be finding a keyboardist / guitarist. That's where Scott Doyle comes in. As luck would have it , he was looking for another project. He was a perfect fit. One of the most difficult positions to fill would be finding another multi instrumentalist, one that could handle keyboards, sax, guitar, flute and vocals. The only musician that could possibly do this, was Skip Mahler, the keyboard player Mike had played with in Mr. Breeze. Colin Boughton, drummer and vocalist, has played with many local bands and is considered a hard hitting human metronome. Finally, Diane Pezzullo, with soulful and powerful backing vocals completed the package.

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  • Merchants of Cool

    Merchants of Cool Bristol R.I.

    We would like to thank all the people that came out last night. . (Wed. June 27th ) to the Bristol Conert Series . YOU ALL ROCK....we had an awesome time . And thanks to all involved in putting this great event together....specially Sonny Lavey for inviting us and Manny Correira for his support and pictures...and of course the Town of Bristol. ..we had a blast.

    We would like to thank all the people that came out last night. . (Wed. June 27th ) to the Bristol Conert Series . YOU ALL ROCK....we had an awesome time . And thanks to all involved in putting this great event together....specially Sonny Lavey for inviting us and Manny Correira for his support and pictures...and of course the Town of Bristol. ..we had a blast.

  • Manny Correira

    Manny Correira Bristol, RI

    Love this tribute band, particularly the amazing talents of lead singer Sean Bryne. Well worth my time and undivided attention!

    Love this tribute band, particularly the amazing talents of lead singer Sean Bryne. Well worth my time and undivided attention!

  • John A.

    John A. Bristol

    Saw you at the 4th of July celebration in Bristol and again at Newport Grand. The band is amazing. The attention to detail is incredible. Great job guys.

    Saw you at the 4th of July celebration in Bristol and again at Newport Grand. The band is amazing. The attention to detail is incredible. Great job guys.

  • Kasey

    Kasey Pittsburgh

    My wife and I went to Connecticut to visit friends and we ended up going to Foxwoods on Thursday. We were fortunate enough to see you guys play. What an incredible job. My wife said if you close your eyes, you would swear it was Foreigner. Wish we had a band like you back home.

    My wife and I went to Connecticut to visit friends and we ended up going to Foxwoods on Thursday. We were fortunate enough to see you guys play. What an incredible job. My wife said if you close your eyes, you would swear it was Foreigner. Wish we had a band like you back home.

  • Peter and Stacey

    Peter and Stacey Mystic, CT

    We were at Foxwoods on Thursday night and as we were walking toward the Hard Rock, we heard music playing. At first we thought it was coming from the Hard Rock. Then we realized it was live music. We immediately recognize the music as Foreigner and started running toward where the sound was coming from. As we got closer we got very excited because we thought that Foreigner was playing there. Then we got to the Atrium and were shocked to find out that it was actually you guys. You sounded exactly like Foreigner. Then were shocked even more when you came back for the break and did Bad Company. What an amazing band. Will definitely try to make it to Newport. Thanks for a great show.

    We were at Foxwoods on Thursday night and as we were walking toward the Hard Rock, we heard music playing. At first we thought it was coming from the Hard Rock. Then we realized it was live music. We immediately recognize the music as Foreigner and started running toward where the sound was coming from. As we got closer we got very excited because we thought that Foreigner was playing there. Then we got to the Atrium and were shocked to find out that it was actually you guys. You sounded exactly like Foreigner. Then were shocked even more when you came back for the break and did Bad Company. What an amazing band. Will definitely try to make it to Newport. Thanks for a great show.

  • Lisa P.

    Lisa P. East Providence

    Saw you at Rock the Block and just saw Foreigner at Foxwoods last night. You guys are actually a lot better. Can't wait to see you again.

    Saw you at Rock the Block and just saw Foreigner at Foxwoods last night. You guys are actually a lot better. Can't wait to see you again.

  • Doreen Key

    Doreen Key Bristol

    We saw your show in Bristol and were blown away by how awesome you covered Foreigner music, one of my all time favorites! Lead vocalist, Sean, has an incredible, effortless talent and range! It was our favorite show of the week! Hope we can catch you again in East Providence and Newport Grand with friends! Thanks for such a great evening of singing our old favorites!

    We saw your show in Bristol and were blown away by how awesome you covered Foreigner music, one of my all time favorites! Lead vocalist, Sean, has an incredible, effortless talent and range! It was our favorite show of the week! Hope we can catch you again in East Providence and Newport Grand with friends! Thanks for such a great evening of singing our old favorites!

  • Ken

    Ken Bristol RI

    I saw you Guys on June 29 2016 at Independance Park in Bristol RI You guys were awesome you killed it great music great crowd interaction felt like I was transported back to 1986 at JR Fast Lane in providence A terrific show hope you are there next year great job thanks for a stroll down memory lane my wife and I are new fans

    I saw you Guys on June 29 2016 at Independance Park in Bristol RI

    You guys were awesome you killed it great music great crowd interaction felt like I was transported back to 1986 at JR Fast Lane in providence

    A terrific show hope you are there next year great job thanks for a stroll down memory lane my wife and I are new fans

  • Kevin

    Kevin Bassist, Merchants of Cool

    Thanks to everyone who came to Newport Grand last night. It was great to see some old friends and meet some new ones. Next show is at The Cannery Music Hall in Southbridge, Mass. Friday October 19. Hope to see you there.

    Thanks to everyone who came to Newport Grand last night. It was great to see some old friends and meet some new ones. Next show is at The Cannery Music Hall in Southbridge, Mass. Friday October 19. Hope to see you there.

  • Mike ( guitars  Merchants Of Cool )

    Mike ( guitars Merchants Of Cool )

    Merchants Of Cool will be adding a full set of Bad Company to the mix as well as songs by Kansas , Boston and Journey plus some other surprises. We are expanding our set list to open up more venues so you all get a chance to come and see us more often . We are very excited to be adding new twists to our show. You can contact us if there are any songs you think we should be doing . Thanks for your support and hope to see you soon.l

    Merchants Of Cool will be adding a full set of Bad Company to the mix as well as songs by Kansas , Boston and Journey plus some other surprises. We are expanding our set list to open up more venues so you all get a chance to come and see us more often . We are very excited to be adding new twists to our show. You can contact us if there are any songs you think we should be doing . Thanks for your support and hope to see you soon.l

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