FERD MERT was started in 1994 from the members of IMPACT WRENCH who basically just switched instruments to try something different.
It was Jon on Guitar/Vocals, Jason on Bass, and Chris on Drums.
Shortly thereafter Jason pursued other things and the Bass responsibilities were handed to Jaimy.
FM played shows and recorded the self released 8 song 7″ titled BEST FRIENDS.
We played some shows and recorded a demo, then Chris moved on and the Drums were taken over by Billy.
With Jaimy and Billy aboard FM played lots of shows and recorded the I DONT KNOW 7″ for 206 Records.
Then recorded tracks for the 37 song ALL THIS AND MORONS cd which was also released on 206 Records, and songs for the SURPRISE YOUR FRIENDS split cd with the WHITE FROGS released on F Records (Brazil).
FM played numerous shows during this time and did 3 National Tours before Jaimy and Billy left.
Liam stepped up and filled the Bass position and Bryan relocated from WI to take over on drums.
This lineup played several shows until Bryan left for CA.
Danny was recruited for Drums. He was in a band with Liam previously and we all knew each other quite well.
We played many more shows, recorded the self released THOSE WHO WAIT cd and did a National tour.
Danny and Liam went on to do other things.
Jon took a break from music and made movies with Jason (original FM member) until the recent reformation of FM.
As of 2016 FM still has more than a dozen songs that have yet to be recorded, that someday might happen…