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The London-born, Seattle-raised songstress began honing her musical craft during her teen years — touring with the internationally acclaimed Total Experience Gospel Choir, competing as part of “Showtime at the Apollo, and learning songwriting through the Jimmy Hendrix Experience. After earning her undergraduate degree from the prestigious Berklee College of Music, she relocated to Brooklyn where she immersed herself within the burgeoning local scene. Over the course of her career, Merrily has collaborated with numerous Brooklyn music trendsetters and shared in the stage with industry icons such as Run-DMC, Bobby McFerrin, Phillip Bailey (Earth, Wind, & Fire), Rocco Prestia (Tower of Power), Don Was, and Valerie Simpson.