For fans of a unique mix of rock/punk-folk, we would like to present to you the latest video from Gainesville, FL band Mike Llerena & The Nerve for their song, “Last Words”.
Llerena’s musical journey began as a teen when he started singing and playing guitar along to his favorite songs. He started playing live around Gainesville in 2011 and released his debut EP, Gold Gone Black in 2014. His second EP, Letter of Resignation, released in 2015, landed him an opening for Anthony Raneri (Bayside) and a slot at The Fest (Gainesville’s annual punk rock festival). Llerena released his third solo EP, Absence & The Heart in 2017.
“As a singer-songwriter, I would say my music draws as much from Green Day as it does from Bruce Springsteen,” Llerena says.
In June 2017, Llerena assembled a full band (Mike Llerena & The Nerve) consisting of Scott Marshall on drums and Brian Jones on bass/backing vocals. The band played Gainesville’s annual Changeville music festival the following spring and released their first LP, Old Haunts & New Horizons in June.
(For fans of: The Gaslight Anthem and Frank Turner)