Mervyn spent his youth listening to his brother Colin's Country collection of vinyl LPs. Very heavy on Merle Haggard, he was to become the big influence on his choice of music.
Learning guitar at the age of 11, he became a budding singer and later a songwriter.
While working as an electrician at the Queen Elizabeth hospital in King's Lynn he tried hard to break into the Country club and festival circuits, unsuccessfully at first but while he was listening to the late Roy Waller on BBC Radio Norfolk he heard that Bob Chapel had some showcase slots at a Pontins Hemsby Country event so he applied and was accepted. By the end of the holiday everybody had heard the name Mervyn J Futter and as a result he rapidly became a major player on the club and festival circuit, both as a solo act and with his band. He has since added to his list of talents by becoming a compere and stage manager.
Mervyn had built his own recording studio, The Oasis, for his own recording work and later began offering his services to other Country artists for their cds.
Mervyn J Futter has a catalogue of 10 albums dating back to 1995, ranging from music for club dance sets to his own original work with an interesting choice of songs, including an album named after Hall of Fame member Raymond Froggatt’s song, I Ride A Horse with it being the title cut, recorded in 1999.
The wheel has turned full circle and now, with his daughter, the Merv & Maria weekends and holiday events are giving showcase slots to unknown new Country artists.
We welcome Mervyn John Futter to the Hall of Fame. He is fittingly the 50th member.