James Mercer

James Mercer is an American vocalist and guitarist who is the main singer and songwriter in The Shins. He was born on December 26, 1970 in Hawaii. He has been active in the music business from 1997 to today. He has been in multiple bands, including Flake Music, the Shins, and Broken Bells. He married in 2006 and has two daughters. He has said that his music has been influenced by The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Smiths, and The Cure.

James Mercer
Mercer Singing
"I tend to write a pretty half and half split of, like, slow, morose things and then sort of more upbeat stuff."