MERV PINNY


About artist

Kiwi Rocker
Award winning Artist
With over 30 million views and streams
340,000+ Followers

Musical style

Rock, and alternative Rock
He has won awards in the USA and New Zealand for his music
Known for his high energy song on social action and emotion live performances

Head lined Shows

Blaze aid 2020
Street party 2019
LA Music awards 2019
Tall Ships Festival 2017
Sound Garden Festival 2017

Artist description

The Farmer turned Rocker star burst on to the international rock stage when his song “Ob can you hear the children cry” went Viral on Facebook. His high energy Rock songs and helped him build a large following of young Males across the world. His latest songs touch on the social consequences of war and terrorism. He records and produces his own Music and Videos in his studio in Kerikeri, New Zealand.

Merv Pinny was born in the King Country and grew up in a small town called Te Aroha. Merv Pinny is both a composer and artist in Rock /Alternative Rock music and has become a well-known artist around New Zealand.

Merv started playing music at only ten years old when he brought a guitar off his brother for $10. Two years later he was singing and playing in a band with his two older brothers. The band was set up in the lounge and almost drove their mum crazy with the loud music and the odd game of rugby!

Merv left school at 15 and worked on a dairy farm, playing in a band six nights a week; throughout his music career this odd mix of farming and music become a unique icon of Merv as an artist.

Non-music facts about Merv

Merv was run over by a truck when he was six years old and spent months in hospital it was thought at the time he would never walk again. In 1996 after he had a motor bike crash in which he broke his back and spent six weeks in the spinal unit with paralysis. He received a spinal fusion which took more than two years to recover from. This was the third time Merv had ended up in Hospital from motor cycle accidents. Still walking against all odds…

Started playing guitar at 10 years old when he brought a guitar off my brother for $10, a few years later Merv joined up with my older brothers and started playing in a band with them. It was a fun time and the living room at home was full of music gear and he used to play on all the instruments when he came home from school. his older brothers were always at work, so he would be able to get on all the bands instruments and I would go hard on everything until they got home. They even had a moog synthesiser, they were always trying to work out why the sounds were different when they got home, I just kept my mouth shut! he first joined up with his two brothers and they would always make him sing first at the start of the night because they were nervous.

He ended up playing on the circuit with my older brother and they played six nights a week finishing at two or three in the morning and then he would get up and milk the cows at 4 or 5 am with only one or two hours sleep. he always had plenty of energy and  loved to play music so much that I would’ve happily done it without any sleep at all. It was here that he learnt how to play and was able to draw on that experience as he got more into the music industry. He went on to become a recording artist and played in different bands.

Track record of accolades

Charting songs with 180 days on the charts over the last 3 years:

Ob can you hear the children cry
Virial video hit 13 million views
Number 1 on several internet radio charts USA
Number 96 Brazil  iTunes top 200 Rock charts
Number 170 New Zealand iTunes top 200 rock charts

Wipe out
Number 1 Deezer top 200 Rock charts new Zealand

I feel like a prisoner
Number 1 Brazil Radio chart
iTunes Top 200 rock charts Brazil

Bourbon baby
Number 4 iTunes top 200 country charts New Zealand
Number 177 All Genres iTunes top 200

Pink elephants
Number 1 South Africa iTunes top 200 rock charts
Number 7 all genres South Africa
Number 4 iTunes top 200 Rock Charts Canada
Number 63 iTunes top 200 Rock charts USA

Little Demons
Number 6 iTunes top 200 Alternative Rock charts South Africa

Lover
4 Norway top iTunes Rock charts
83 Norway All Genres iTunes top 200

Twisted Minds single
Number 2 South Africa iTunes top 200 Alternative rock charts
Number 11 South Africa iTunes top 200 all Genres
Number 20 New Zealand top 200 iTunes Alternative rock charts
Number 138 New Zealand top 200 All Genres

Twisted minds EP
Number 6 NNCC collage radio charts USA