Fresh from a year of packed and sold out shows in the UK & Europe, The Mentulls are hitting their stride.
Since being formed by brothers Andrew & Jamie Pipe in late 2008, award winning British rock band The Mentulls have carved out a niche for themselves on the international rock scene.
Hailing from the north east of England, an area well known for producing many legendary and prolific artists (Sting, Chris Rea, Mark Knofler), The Mentulls carry on that tradition of original, classic music in a current and eclectic way.
With music critics calling them “a band to watch now and for years to come”, “so talented, so good” and “the future of prog rock” the band have earned a reputation for blending original, emotive, bluesy classic rock with progressive pop rock instrumentality played with gusto and energy.
As well as touring internationally as a headline act, the band have won audiences over opening and touring with acts including Wishbone Ash, Focus and Walter Trout plus sharing major festival stages with The Stranglers, Feeder, FM and Cats In Space.
Although currently working on new material, their last album, 'Reflections', was acclaimed by critics and fans alike. The album which was deemed "Adventurous" by Classic Rock Magazine, was produced & recorded by respected producer/engineer Wayne Proctor in the heart of Sherwood Forest at Superfly Studios and mastered by legendary engineer Ray Staff at George Martin's AIR Studios, whose other work includes; Bowie's 'Ziggy Stardust', Led Zeppelin's 'Physical Graffiti', Elton John's 'Madman Across The Water' and Genesis' 'Duke').
With the addition of the talents of soulful vocalist David Neil Crabtree in late 2018, the band has an added dimension and extra boost in energy.
In the words of one well respected journalist, “these are genuine rock stars with the chops to make it happen live as well as on album”, which perfectly sums up the band’s ability to bring the goods in the studio or on stage, with conviction and quality.
The Mentulls are:
Andrew Pipe, Jamie Pipe, David Neil Crabtree and are currently joined live by drummer Steve Gibson.