Founded by former Ocean Colour Scene member Dan Sealey

Merrymaker is a folk influenced project creating music about what is happening in and around the world, right now.  Founded in 2016 by Dan Sealey (formerly of Ocean Colour Scene, Merrymouth) and joined live this year by Andy Flynn (Steve Cradock Band and PP Arnold Band) and Jack Reid.

Influenced by songwriters such as John Lennon and Bob Dylan – who not only wrote music about things that affected them directly, but subjects that provided a reflection of culture and society at the time – Merrymaker perform a rich and captivating mixture of original material.

“... it is welcome to hear a band focusing on this year and communicating a differing viewpoint... one from society itself. Merrymaker are... creating a commentary on the times we are living in.”

–, Derby Folk Festival 2018.