Members: Sean Hugunin, Brad Roberts, Eli Atkinson
Creativity is man's most extraordinary trait. Both Sean Hugunin and Brad Roberts will chase it until time collapses. Their lifelong friendship was forged in the fires of art and music, built on the belief that what they are is what they create. Both began studying music and art early in life. Eventually their brotherhood, talent and mutual passion turned into MERIS. When the time came to add pieces, they uncovered a third member, introduced through a mutual friend. Eli Atkinson brought a bass and beat it up just right, securing his spot next to Sean's guitar/vocals and Brad's drums. The band's newest arrival seemed born to fill the remaining guitar spot in the MERIS lineup. Ryan Buck, formerly of the Chicago band In Spite of You, joined the band this March in a seamless addition.
It is the vision of MERIS to explore the terror and elation of creation... to express and share their music and ideas with others. The very nature of creativity spawns a pure form of ecstasy along with brutal frustration. The songs of MERIS are aimed at extrapolating on this truth.