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THE MENTULLS playing a Phillp Sayce medley live at The Maryport Blues Festival Main Stage on Friday 27th July 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj8oCl_q4po

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I've just picked up the second edition of the Classic Rock Blues Magazine and scanned the "Free CD" contents and there it is!

Track 14: "I Got The Blues" by The Mentulls - Congratulations.

The magazine listing of the tracks describes the band as "blues-rockin' tykes", "proper old school" and their second album The Long Road to Home as "blistering, blustering" and mentions the band's tour with Wishbone Ash to the Netherlands.

Great that The Mentulls are getting some well earned exposure - congrats. big_smile

Phil

Ars Longa, Vita Brevis

“The guy who has helped the blues industry the most is Joe Bonamassa and I would say he is more rock than some rock stuff, so to me blues is whatever you want it to be!”
Simon McBride in my interview with him in Blues Matters! Issue #56

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Wooders wrote:

I've just picked up the second edition of the Classic Rock Blues Magazine and scanned the "Free CD" contents and there it is!

Track 14: "I Got The Blues" by The Mentulls - Congratulations.

The magazine listing of the tracks describes the band as "blues-rockin' tykes", "proper old school" and their second album The Long Road to Home as "blistering, blustering" and mentions the band's tour with Wishbone Ash to the Netherlands.

Great that The Mentulls are getting some well earned exposure - congrats. big_smile

Phil

Add my congratulations to that - way to go lads!!

They've also got a couple of support dates here in the North-East with Dr Feelgood as well a some further afield with Focus.

Was talking with Keith (manager) and Andrew (blues rockin' tyke) at the week-end and work on album #3 is going well and should be available September onwards. Something to look forward too.

Mike

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana...

58 (edited by The Mentulls 2012-09-17 09:21:24)

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THE MENTULLS new studio will be released towards the end of September to coincide with the Autumn tour dates.

Just had an initial review from Blues Matters Magazine of the album and.....

"WOW!!!!! Bloody great album!!!!!! There will be more considered words at a later stage but this is a damn fine album, good tone, good feel, energy, spirit, enthusiasm for all to hear, variety ………enough to say we sure are enjoying it, must be about 5th time round now………and still going, it will be on for the rest of the day"

TOUR DATES:
21st September - Harrogate Blues Bar
30th September - The Cameron's Club, Hartlepool (with Dr Feelgood)
14th October - The Robin 2, Wolverhampton (with Wishbone Ash)
19th October - The Jam House, Edinburgh (with Wishbone Ash)
20th October - The Back Stage At The Green Hotel, Kinross
1st November - The Flowerpot, Derby (with Mick Ralphs Blues Band)
18th November - The Boom Boom Club, Sutton, Surrey (with Focus)
20th November - The Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst, Kent (with Focus)
30th November - The Mainsforth Centre, Ferryhill (with Dr. Feelgood)
18th January 2013 - PopPodium Romein, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands (with Wishbone Ash)
19th January 2013 - De Pul, Uden, The Netherlands (with Wishbone Ash)
20th January 2013 - ECI Cultuufababriek, Roermond, The Netherlands (with Wishbone Ash)
25th January 2013 - The Skegness Rock & Blues Festival (Blues Matters Stage)
17th May 2013 - The Saltburn Blues Club, Saltburn (with Hokie Joint)

Many more tour dates for 2013 to be announced once they are confirmed.

KP

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A few more dates for 2013:

Saturday 2nd February 2013 - Guisborough R & B Club
Friday 19th April 2013 - The Camerons Club, Hartlepool (plus support tbc)
Wednesday 8th May 2013 - The Robin 2, Wolverhampton - (with WT Feaster Band + Mitch Laddie Band)

KP

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The new studio album from THE MENTULLS is now out and available for purchase either at gigs (see below) or through the website (go to the store page) :
www.thementulls.com

Had great reviews so far so please support the future of blues rock !!
Forthcoming dates:
14th October - The Robin 2, Wolverhampton (with Wishbone Ash)
19th October - The Jam House, Edinburgh (with Wishbone Ash)
20th October - The Back Stage At The Green Hotel, Kinross
1st November - The Flowerpot, Derby (with Mick Ralphs Blues Band)
18th November - The Boom Boom Club, Sutton, Surrey (with Focus)
20th November - The Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst, Kent (with Focus)
30th November - The Mainsforth Centre, Ferryhill (with Dr. Feelgood)
18th January 2013 - PopPodium Romein, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands (with Wishbone Ash)
19th January 2013 - De Pul, Uden, The Netherlands (with Wishbone Ash)
20th January 2013 - ECI Cultuufababriek, Roermond, The Netherlands (with Wishbone Ash)
25th January 2013 - The Skegness Rock & Blues Festival (Blues Matters Stage)
2nd February 2013 - Guisborough R & B Club
19th April 2013 - The Camerons Club, Hartlepool (plus support tbc)
8th May 2013 - The Robin 2, Wolverhampton - (with WT Feaster Band + Mitch Laddie Band)
17th May 2013 - The Saltburn Blues Club, Saltburn (with Hokie Joint)

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A few more dates added to 2012 and 2013 for THE MENTULLS:

3rd November 2012 - The Winding Wheel, Chesterfield (special guests of Wishbone Ash - Ashcon event)
24th November 2012 - The Grand, Clitheroe (with Matt Schofield)
29th May 2013 - The Quakerhouse, Darlington

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Check out the confirmed dates for 2013:
18th January - PopPodium Romein, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands (with Wishbone Ash)
19th January - De Pul, Uden, The Netherlands (with Wishbone Ash)
20th January - ECI Cultuufababriek, Roermond, The Netherlands (with Wishbone Ash)
25th January - The Skegness Rock & Blues Festival (Blues Matters Stage)
16th February - Guisborough R & B Club (was 2nd February)
24th March - Back Stage @ The Green Hotel, Kinross, Perthshire (part of Fifestock)
5th April - The Elme Hall Rock & Blues Club, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire (4pm start)
19th April - The Camerons Club, Hartlepool (plus support from Lucy Zirins)
17th May - The Saltburn Blues Club, Saltburn (with Hokie Joint)
29th May - The Quakerhouse, Darlington
19th June - The Robin 2, Wolverhampton - (with WT Feaster Band + Mitch Laddie Band - was 8th May)
5th July - Harrogate Blues Bar

More to be announced soon...........

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Dates for 2013?

Time methinks to amend the thread title.....

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana...

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I saw The Mentulls supporting Wishbone Ash in October at Bilston and Chesterfield - they are really amazing musicians and I hope they succeed. It is great to see such young guys writing their own material as well as doing great covers.

I played their CD constantly in my car for 3 days recently!!

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Missed the lads playing at Mainsforth last week, but heard they did really well, despite electrical problems (someone at the hall must have been putting last of the holiday money in the electric meter...). Caught up with Andrew and Keith (manager/dad) the next night at Marcus Bonfanti gig; always good company.

The good folk of Holland can get a taste of The Mentulls as they're opening for Andy Powell's Wishbone Ash for 3 of their Dutch dates; Leeuwarden, Uden & Roermond in January before an appearance at the Skegness Rock & Blues Festival. See above for more detail.

Mike

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana...

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Confirmed and updated dates for THE MENTULLS for 2013. Some new venues, some old favourites.......

18th January - PopPodium Romein, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands (with Wishbone Ash)
19th January - De Pul, Uden, The Netherlands (with Wishbone Ash)
20th January - ECI Cultuufababriek, Roermond, The Netherlands (with Wishbone Ash)
25th January - The Skegness Rock & Blues Festival (Blues Matters Stage)
16th February - Guisborough R & B Club
1st March - The Grand, Clitheroe (with Chantel McGregor)
9th March - Mickelton R & B Club, County Durham (with King King)
15th March - Real Time Music Live, Chesterfield (with Slack Alice)
24th March - Back Stage @ The Green Hotel, Kinross, Perthshire (part of Fifestock)
7th April - The Elme Hall Rock & Blues Club, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire (4pm start)
19th April - The Camerons Club, Hartlepool (plus support from Lucy Zirins)
17th May - The Saltburn Blues Club, Saltburn (with Hokie Joint)
29th May - The Quakerhouse, Darlington
16th June - Clowne Rock & Blues Club, Nr. Chesterfield
19th June - The Robin 2, Wolverhampton - (with WT Feaster Band + Mitch Laddie Band)
5th July - Harrogate Blues Bar

More to be announced soon !!

New studio album 'Time Flies' has received 5 star reviews and is available at these gigs and also from the website (click on the store page)...

www.thementulls.com

Please support the future of blues rock.....................

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Forthcoming dates for January 2013 folks:
18th January - PopPodium Romein, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands (with Wishbone Ash)
19th January - De Pul, Uden, The Netherlands (with Wishbone Ash)
20th January - ECI Cultuufababriek, Roermond, The Netherlands (with Wishbone Ash)
25th January - The Skegness Rock & Blues Festival (Blues Matters Stage - 8.30pm)

A couple more dates have been added since the last post:
19th May - The Saints Rooms, Cockermouth (double header with Lucy Zirins)
4th July - BJ's Blues Club, Chorley

19th June - The Robin 2, Wolverhampton - (with WT Feaster Band + Mitch Laddie Band) HAS BEEN CANCELLED as the WT Feaster Band are not touring the UK in 2013.

More dates will be announced once they are confirmed......

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Don't forget, The Mentulls are playing their fist overseas gigs this week-end, opening for Andy Powell's Wishbone Ash in The Netherlands.

Jan 18 Podium Romein: Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Jan 19 De Pul, Kapelstraat 13; Uden, Netherlands
Jan 20 ECI Cultuurfabriek; Roermond, Netherlands 

Go along and say "Hi" and treat yourself to the lads' CDs (They need the money to get back home... wink )

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana...

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Well, the lads made it back home and nailed a terrific set at Skegness on the Friday evening.

Sat. Feb.16th - the lads' first Hometown gig of the year - Guisborough R'n'B Club (Football Club, Howlbeck Rd.) And they're headlining!!!

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana...

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Nipped down to Guisborough on Saturday to catch The Mentull's home gig; and well worth it. Not only has it been first time in a while I've seen they play (rather than enjoying a pint and a gig with them) but first time seeing them as a headliner, rather than openers, and they have really grown (not just because Kath at Guisborough has to stand on tip-toe to reach Andrew's microphone).

They served up 2 forty-five minute sets, highlighting their newest release as well as a bight, shiny new instrumental, Reflections, which not only shows how much their playing is coming on, but how much they are developing as writers. They're so confident now, the number of covers they feature in their set is dropping to Joe B's So That's How It Is, Hendrix' Red House and the Joe B twist on Just Got Paid.

A good part of the set is instrumental (or instrumentull?) but not just to showcase Andrew's guitar skills; as well as playing off brother Jamie on keys, Nick Colman on drums gets ample chance to shine, matching fills with Andrew's riffs and pulling out a very impressive solo. Okay, so drum solos smack a bit of the "prog", but that's key to The Mentulls' sound and the lads carry it off in style.

They certainly managed to pull not only one of the biggest audiences for Guisborough in recent times, but a good number of people closer to their own age. The really deserved a good night and proved they are ready to stretch for bigger audiences. Definitely moving up the learning curve.

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana...

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A video of 'Reflections' a brand new song written and performed by The Mentulls at The Boom Boom Club, Sutton last Saturday night:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcc9BKx1FuU

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See the lads got a mention in this month's Classic Rock magazine. Okay, so it was one line in the review of the Skegness fesitval, but it was more postive than comments made about several other bands; and, they spelt the band's name right - they're taking notice!

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana...