There are probably thousands of bands called 'the mermaids' add to the wiki as you find them:  The Mermaids are Hillel Arnold (guitar, bass, vocals) and Josh Gardner (guitar, harmonica, vocals). After releasing several independent solo records, the two began playing together in 2004 and almost immediately earned a dedicated following. To generalize very broadly, Josh leans more toward pop music and Hillel leans more toward folk and country. If you pushed them to their logical extremes, Josh would be Ace of Base and Hillel would be Tom Waits on a good day. If they were the Beatles, Hillel would be a cross between John Lennon and Paul McCartney and Josh would be a cross between Ringo Starr and a flying shark with machine guns instead of fins. Together, they are the Mermaids. Enjoy.  There is another 'the mermaids' that isn't what is described above.