Mercury Salad is: Kyle Kipp, Kurt Bonnell and Brooke Ratliff

Goofing off in downtown Ypsilanti.

Goofing off in downtown Ypsilanti.

About Us..

Ypsilanti-based Mercury Salad has a simple approach to music: write tunes that make people groove and sing along. Their dreamy folk and acoustic funky sound wins them fans everywhere around Michigan. Kyle Kipp, drummer, lays an excellent foundation of bass and rhythmic push. Kurt Bonnell bends strings and uses slide guitar technique to add punch and variety to the mellow folk rock sound. Singer-songwriter Brooke Ratliff is the only female musician in Michigan who plays the African drum, called a djembe, while she sings. Her live performance is unique and impressive. 

The Salad released "Volume One" in 2017, and "Pandamonium" in 2018. Both EPs are streaming on internet radio across the U.S. and Great Britain.  The third EP will hopefully be released in the Spring of 2021, along with a video album of hand-crafted animations.

In January 2021, the song 'Welcome To My Life' was listed on the Top Local Songs 2020 playlist, by Current Magazine. Mercury Salad also signed a licensing deal with Detroit's premier studio and label, Assemble Sound. 


Mercury Salad love to perform live.  Please come out to a show.  CLICK HERE FOR SHOWS


Find all our music and videos in one place!

Stream all our music

Watch our new animation

Linktree makes it easy to find all our YouTube videos, listen to Mercury Salad radio, and you can also download our EPs "Volume One" and "Pandamonium"

..twangy sound layered with beefy bits of funk, folk, and country smashed between two thick slices of acoustic-centered goodness.”

Stratton Setlist

Contact Us

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