Merki Waters

Award: MOBO Help Musicians Fund

Year: 2017

Genre: R&B/Soul

Location: North West

Merki Waters is one of the UK’s outstanding up and coming Artists, noted for his heart felt songs and social commentary through rap and lyricism he is also an accomplished singer songwriter, producer and performer.

”Merki is a proposition like few others in Liverpool. Rapper, singer, producer but ultimately pop artist with a vast palette and Sefton Park is his canvas to exploit. Flute loops skip between drum pad squelches and dense beats yet it’s all underscored by a catchy sensibility which is both infectious and moreish” - Peter Guy, Liverpool Echo Newspaper

Merki began his musical career in 2010, since then he’s been recording and performing independently and has been a support act for Damian Marley @ Liverpool International Music Festival 2013, he has supported Dappy (Former member of N-Dubz) @ Liverpool O2 and also US Rap Superstar THE GAME @ Privilege, Liverpool. 

Merki’s music has had the support of BBC Introducing in Merseyside and BBC Radio 1Xtra, his music videos been featured on platforms such as SB.TV Link Up Tv and Channel AKA (Sky 385).

Merki featured as part of the “Global Fusion UK Tour” 2014/15 funded by Arts Council England which involved collaborative work with a 9 piece West African High Life band. The showcase fused the two sounds together to create a blend of quality contemporary music.

Merki Waters forthcoming EP “Marina’s Cruise” is set for release December 20th 2017.