Band Member Bios
Charlene Donahue - vocals, violin
Charlene got her start as a vocalist at the tender age of 10, gigging in the front yard of her parents' home in Albany accompanied by her "Singing Machine." She also studied classical violin for ten years. Through playing violin, she developed a keen sense of intonation and rhythm. She sang with Voices of Harmony, a new choir comprising the top vocalists of her high school and went on to sing with the prestigious Harvard University Summer Choir.
In 1996, Charlene decided to throw away her black and white choir uniforms and join Unknown Funk, an emerging Rochester-area funk band. She delivered strong harmonies and passionate renditions of Chaka Khan favorites like "Tell Me Something Good".
Charlene graduated to an original acoustic rock band, Project Mercury, in 1998. She continues to trek downstate to perform with the group at many venues and radio stations in New York City, the Hudson Valley, New Jersey and Connecticut. Project Mercury is known for ethereal harmonies, haunting violin, evocative guitar and imaginative storytelling. The band's debut CD, Light This Candle, has been well-received by college, Internet and independent radio throughout the US. Charlene's song, Children at Play, gives the CD a burst of Latin flavor. Tune in to WCDB 90.9FM and WRPI 91.5FM to hear Project Mercury on the airwaves in Albany. Or check out the band's website, projectmercury.net.
Mike Ligotti - Drums
Full Bio Coming Soon.
David Loy - Bass, Vocals
David has performed as a bass player and as a singer in a wide range of styles over the last decade in Pittsburgh PA, Washington DC, and Louisiana.
By day, David works for GE
Mike Green - Lead and Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals
Originally from Saratoga, and now living in Albany, Mike has played guitar in a number of bands over the years, specializing in Alternative/Classic Rock and Originals.
By day, Mike does computer programming for the state.