Mercury4 started in 2000 with Rien Low and Brad Johnston meeting and deciding to work together. Cole Rintoul joined in 2001 with Jarvier Perez joining in 2002. The band signed with BMG in late 2002 after a showcase gig at the Mercury Lounge, hence the name Mercury4.
BMG recruited hit production team the Matrix who had produced hits for Avril Lavigne and Hilary Duff to write and produce their first single “Get Me Some”. Released in June 2003 in Australia, it went top 5 in that country as at July 2003.
Their second single “5 Years From Now” was released in January 2004 and reached the top 20 of the Australian charts in February 2004. The band’s third single “Every Little Step” is a cover version of the Bobby Brown hit from his album Don’t Be Cruel. This track was produced by Cutfather & Joe who wrote and produced the Jamelia hit “Superstar”.
The band’s self-titled debut Mercury4 was released on May 31 2004. The album also features Air Supply’s hit “All Out of Love” with vocals by Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell of Air Supply. The track features contributions by Kevin Layton who replaced Jarvier Perez who left the band for personal reasons in early 2004.
When BMG merged with Sony, Mercury4 were dropped due to poor album sales. According to rumour they are still together, possibly under a new name, but this has not been verified.