Origin Cambridge/London, England
Genres Progressive rock, Experimental rock, Pop rock
Years active 1982-1995
Labels Harvest, EMI, Columbia
Associated acts Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett, Camel, Soft Machine
Past members
Richard Wright
Syd Barrett
Richard Sinclair
Kevin Ayers
Willie Wilson
Mercury was a supergroup of progressive rock active between 1982-1995, which was founded by Syd Barrett.

The group was quite successful in England and Europe. The group had only a world tour, but several tours in Europe.

Initially, the group was founded with the purpose to be Syd's touring band, but, Kevin Ayers gave Syd the idea for a supergroup, instead of the touring band. Their first eponymous album was recorded at the Abbey Road Studios and the Britannia Row Studios.

The keyboardist Richard Wright participated on the first album as a session musician. In 1984, he entered in the band as a full-member.

The group rivalized with other progressive rock supergroups, such as Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Asia, among others.