Stowmarket IP14 1ET
Winning over audiences with their own brand of progressive, bluesy pop/rock, The Mentulls music transcends genres, sounding new and fresh yet timeless and classic all at the same time. Add in Andrew’s searing, soaring guitar work, Jamie’s ‘prog star’ style Hammond, synthesiser and piano work plus the soulful vocals and multi instrumental prowess of David Neil Crabtree, and you have something truly unique and special.
Being genre defying and original has been the band’s objective since it was formed by Andrew & Jamie back in 2008. In the years following the formation of the band, they have carved themselves a niche on the international rock scene, impressing a growing fan base and critics alike.
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 recording studio as well as creating an impressive show on stage. Currently filling the drum stool at live shows is sterling drummer Steve Gibson (Van Morrison, Chris Farlowe, Jack Bruce, Buzzcocks).
As well as touring internationally in their own right, the band have earned their stripes opening for and touring with legendary acts like Wishbone Ash, Focus & Walter Trout. They are also equally at home on major festival stages sharing the bill with the likes of The Stranglers, Feeder, FM and Cats In Space.
When summing up the band, one reviewer proclaimed, “It’s hard to stand out, unless you are as superb as The Mentulls that is.”
Support on the night comes from THE WICKED RAVENS
ROCK IN ROLL, ALT FOLK ,a bit roots with a touch of Essex MARSHLAND blues
Sometimes foot stomping, sometimes melancholy.
We live in a small fishing village in North East Essex. Wev’e lived here and there, all been in various bands over the years we’ve toured,played festivals and gigged with some major artists, had radio play internationally and ongoing support from bbc essex, bbc intro, bbc suffolk and have just secured a music publishing contract for our debut album
in a world of throwaway pop and style over substance The Wicked Ravens ARE THE REAL DEAL
FIONA HARMON – VOX AC GUITAR
OPHELIA MILLS – VIOLIN
PHIL PAIN – BASS AND KEYS
ROBERTO WONDER – ELECTRIC GUITAR
TOM EDWARDS – DRUMS AND
The Wicked Ravens have created something that sounds genuine, a strong piece that goes between rock dipping its toes into psychedelia at times and with a few folk influences thrown in the mix, their songwriting seems to get stronger with each record – Paperchampion music mag
The Wicked Ravens have a sound all their own, albeit one that would fit right into the music scene of the late 1960’s – 1970’s and be among the best. Influenced by the likes of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin et al, They flood the senses with alt folk rock combined with gutsy, raw blues, superbly finished off with singer Fiona, who possesses the rootsy versatility of Janis Joplin – Angry Baby music mag
Stick your headphones on, shut your eyes and be seduced by the music as it drives you through the night to an underground club in the late 60’s, where you settle back and enjoy the band and the de rigueur psychedelic light show, alt folk-rock cloaked in a kaftan. – Fatea music mag
It has the aura of an authentic and obscure LP by one of those lost bands of the 1970s I’ve played this album a lot, and I’m still trying to place all its resonances more definitively – I love it. – Folk & Roots mag
A dirty marshy mash-up of psych folk, rock, a bit roots with a touch of Essex country blues – Essex County Standard
Very evocative of some of the great seventies folkrock/blues bands. I’m thinking that The Wicked Ravens could hold their own against most bands. It’s great to hear artists performing this style of music in this day, and doing it so well. – Bearly Ramblings
If you like throw away pop and auto tuned drivel, you probably wont like us – The Wicked Ravens
Authentic & Obscure – Folk and Roots Mag
Doors open 7.30pm.
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