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First of all a massive happy new year to all our fans and supporters all over the world!

Hope you've all had a great Christmas/holiday season!

The Autumn of 2018 marks 10 years since The Mentulls first public appearance in September 2008.

We hope to mark this occasion later on in the year!

As some of you have been asking recently regarding our search for a singer, we can tell you that we are still seeking out the right vocalist although we remain confident that we can find the right singer. As you all will understand we want to find the right person who can be the best to fit in to the role even if it takes a little time to find them. Thanks to all those who have shown interest in the singer position so far.

2017 was creatively a busy year for The Mentulls including writing lots of new music which we hope to record at some point in the near future once everything is in place.

As always thanks for your support and hope to see you all soon!

A,J & N

164 (edited by BansheeUK 2018-03-09 08:54:45)

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Announcement of a "side" project from The Mentulls:-

The Pipe Brothers Project is a new, all instrumental rock outfit formed by brothers Andrew & Jamie Pipe as a side project to their main band, the award winning UK rock band ‘The Mentulls’.

With already armfuls of experience between them, the brothers can boast playing and working alongside some of the musical greats and some of their all time heroes from grammy award winners to rock legends. Although still in their early 20s, they often stand up to be counted amongst many of the most experienced pros in the business.

Their new single “XLV” with it’s catchy melodies and rock tight groove was written and produced by Andrew & Jamie and engineered by John P Taylor. In the drum stool for the sessions was in demand session drummer Tim Hillsdon.

XLV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H4zeReAOfw

The brothers, whose work with their main band The Mentulls has been declared as “the future of prog rock” (Get Ready To Rock) take influence from the innovative and influential music of the 60s and 70s while keeping their feet firmly in the present.

Although it could be seen as a bold move to release purely instrumental music through this project, the brothers seem to relish the challenge, as Andrew explains “Although we love writing songs with lyrics, we always believe instrumental music can be as powerful as a great song. At the end of the day they are just songs without words, the right melody can be timeless and speak volumes.”

Personally, I'd describe it as very Focus-ed......  wink

PS Happy birthdays to Jamie & Nick

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........

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Two confirmed Festivals for the summer:
Sat 21 July - Upton Blues Festival (Main Stage)
Fri 3 August - A New Day Festival

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***EXCITING NEWS FROM THE PIPE BROTHERS PROJECT**

New single 'Sonic Journey' released on 7TH JULY 2018.

They are joined on drums by legendary 10cc drummer Paul Burgess who has worked with a whole host of iconic artists including Camel & Jethro Tull. On bass is in demand session player Steve Amadeo whose CV includes working with Aynsley Lister, Ian Parker, Oliver Wakeman & Gordon Giltrap.

Available to download from 7th July via ITunes, Amazon & Google Play.

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**NEWS FROM THE PIPE BROTHERS PROJECT**

Thanks to you all for the great response to our new single 'Sonic Journey' so far!

The new single 'Sonic Journey' has been topping the charts over on Amazon including taking over the top spot from none other than Sir Paul McCartney!

The highest chart positions so far are listed below:
• Hot New Releases - #1
• Rock Chart - #4
• Movers & Shakers Chart - #1

You can download from the following:
➡️Amazon: http://amzn.eu/1OBkqNm
➡️ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/…/…/sonic-jour … 1403992546
➡️Google Play: https://play.google.com/…/The_Pipe_Brot … t_Sonic_J…
➡️CD Baby: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/thepipebrothersproject2

The Pipe Brothers Project

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**NEWS FROM THE PIPE BROTHERS PROJECT**

**NEW SINGLE - 'HEART & SOUL' - FROM THE PIPE BROTHERS PROJECT - AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD FROM 27TH OCTOBER**

In addition to Jamie and Andrew Pipe the single features
Paul Burgess - Drums
(10cc, Jethro Tull, Camel)
Jonathan Noyce - Bass
(Jethro Tull, Gary Moore, Take That, Rick Wakeman)

Available from Amazon, ITunes, Google Play and CD Baby.

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Nice one Andrew & Jamie on their page feature in the current (Classic Rock) Prog magazine. More for Pipe Brothers Project than The Mentulls but still, well deserved, if a little overdue.

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........

170 (edited by BansheeUK 2018-11-09 03:08:53)

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Oops!!  Looks like I'm going  to scoop the lads, but never mind….

Yesterday evening, The Mentulls  formally announced the addition of a vocalist/2nd guitar to their line-up in the shape of a David Neal Crabtree.

More details should be forthcoming, but for now, welcome to the band.....

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........

171 (edited by The Mentulls 2018-11-09 06:16:10)

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**EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT**

*The Mentulls add vocalist David Neil Crabtree to the band line up*

We are pleased to welcome vocalist David Neil Crabtree to our ranks.

As well as adding his fantastic soulful voice to the band, David also has many musical influences in common with the rest of us which makes him a great fit for the band.

We can’t wait to share this new 4 piece line up with you all! Tour dates to follow!

Also a shout out to our great friend John P Taylor for doing an amazing job as guest singer at our two recent festival appearances in the summer while we found a permanent vocalist.

The Mentulls
8th November 2018

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BansheeUK wrote:

Oops!!  Looks like I'm going  to scoop the lads, but never mind….

Yesterday evening, The Mentulls  formally announced the addition of a vocalist/2nd guitar to their line-up in the shape of a David Neal Crabtree.

More details should be forthcoming, but for now, welcome to the band.....


No problem Mike - the band appreciate your support.

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The Mentulls wrote:
BansheeUK wrote:

Oops!!  Looks like I'm going  to scoop the lads, but never mind….

Yesterday evening, The Mentulls  formally announced the addition of a vocalist/2nd guitar to their line-up in the shape of a David Neal Crabtree.

More details should be forthcoming, but for now, welcome to the band.....


No problem Mike - the band appreciate your support.

Exciting times ahead..... Are you absolutely sure you didn't get my demo disc? The one wrapped in a £10 note....??

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........

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First sniff of a tour date..... Kinross in May......

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........

175 (edited by The Mentulls 2018-11-23 08:10:18)

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**THE MENTULLS 2019 SPRING TOUR DATES**

THE MENTULLS are pleased to announce selected tour dates for spring 2019. As well as being the first concerts showcasing the new 4 piece line up, the concerts will also be celebrating 10 years since the formation of the band.

Keep an eye out on our social media and our official website www.thementulls.com, as more tour dates are being worked on for the rest of the year.

See you all on the road!
Andrew, Jamie, Nick & Dave

APRIL
27th - Gravesend, UK - BluesRockFest
Tickets: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/…/kent-b … 4-27/15:30

MAY
4th - Kinross, UK - Backstage at The Green Hotel
Tickets: https://www.ticketweb.uk/…/the-mentulls … a…/8896545

17th - Stockton, UK - The Georgian Theatre
Tickets: https://www.ticketweb.uk/…/the-mentulls … …/8907635…

22nd - Leicester, UK - The Musician
Tickets: https://www.ticketweb.uk/…/the-mentulls … a…/8928705

23rd - Farnham, UK - The Maltings
Tickets: https://www.boogaloopromotions.com

JUNE
15th - Canterbury, UK - Blues On The Farm Festival
Tickets: https://bluesonthefarm.com

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***NEW LIVE SESSION VIDEO***

THE MENTULLS have just done a live recording of 'Theme For An Imaginary Western' which is featured in the bands live shows. It also includes new vocalist, David Neil Crabtree.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiO8dVx5yis

Hope you enjoy the video and the band look forward to seeing some of you at their live shows during 2019.

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The Mentulls wrote:

***NEW LIVE SESSION VIDEO***

THE MENTULLS have just done a live recording of 'Theme For An Imaginary Western' which is featured in the bands live shows. It also includes new vocalist, David Neil Crabtree.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiO8dVx5yis

Hope you enjoy the video and the band look forward to seeing some of you at their live shows during 2019.


'at's good! Very good.  Chris Ramsey on drums too... lol   (Sorry Nick, couldn't resist..)

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........

178 (edited by The Mentulls 2019-04-15 09:55:53)

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**THE MENTULLS - CONFIRMED SHOWS 2019

APRIL
27th - Gravesend, UK - BluesRockFest

MAY
4th - Kinross, UK - Backstage at The Green Hotel
17th - Stockton, UK - The Georgian Theatre
22nd - Leicester, UK - The Musician
23rd - Farnham, UK - The Maltings

JUNE
15th - Canterbury, UK - Blues On The Farm Festival

JULY
26th - Cambridge, UK - Rock Festival (Main Stage)

SEPTEMBER
17th - Coulsdon, Greater London, UK - The Tuesday Night Music Club

OCTOBER
4th - Luxembourg, LUX - Brasserie Wenzel
5th - Geleen, NL - De Reunie
6th - Apeldoorn, NL - Bluescafe
25th - Stowmarket, UK - John Peel Centre for Creative Arts
26th - Elland, UK - The Meeting Room

NOVEMBER
2nd - Fleet, UK - The Elizabeth Hall

More dates to be confirmed.
Check out all the news, tour dates and store on the band's Official Website on www.thementulls.com

179 (edited by BansheeUK 2019-05-20 07:59:36)

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Georgian Theatre: Stockton-On-Tees - 17th May 2019.

Even though it’s not billed as such, it’ll come as a surprise to many to know that these “whippersnappers” are celebrating their 10th Anniversary (that’s the “tin” one) on the road (including the recent year’s hiatus). So, for a band who I can remember being too young to be in certain venues, let alone melt the stages, how are they marking this milestone on their careers? Has Andrew had fashioned a new guitar, with frets made from exotic metals and Swiss jewelled movement on the tremolo? Perhaps Jamie has splashed out on having a rare keyboard lovingly restored by an order of Zen artisans on the peaks of the Arkengarthdale? Or maybe Nick has responsibly sourced and organically grown and new drumkit (in a Roger Dean fashion)? Nope, not even close. What they’ve done is been out and got themselves a David Neil Crabtree. A what!?!

Yes, The Mentulls are back on the road, twin barrels burning and from what I saw of only his 3rd gig with the band (and 1st “home town” show) are past just testing their new vocalist & more and boy, are they having fun again. In fact, they were absolutely on fire. Taking over the vocal duties, David has really opened the stage up for Andrew to give full vent on the guitar. Not only, but the “newbie” also swings a fair Les Paul allowing Andrew to bounce off him and launch some Wishbone twin guitar in the style of his hero Andy Powell. Not only that, he can tickle the ivories a bit so Jamie can at times free his left hand from bass note duties and really go to town on the big Hammond he now has on stage, or counterpoint himself on the other 2 keyboards he uses. Aside from not playing bass, the only other thing David didn’t touch all night was the drum kit but then, with “Stig of the Drums” Nick in the driving seat, no passengers needed. First and foremost though, David was drafted in for vocal duties, and he’s a big lad with a good set of pipes; he really brought out the vocal side of The Mentulls’ catalogue. The song to watch for though is their cover of Jack Bruce’s Theme from An Imaginary Western, where he’s really pushing and you hear a glimpse of a big voice to really come out. Once they settle and start writing together…. ho boy!!!

Not that it’s all the newbies show though; Andrew Jamie & Nick have quickly picked up the reins and have quickly settled back into their groove, and its really great to see and hear them again launching into Silver Bird, Reflections (I & II) and Time Flies where Nick launches into his solo stint. I swear that boy is part Praying Mantis, the speed his arms flick around the kit and the force and precision he makes contact on the skins. And then there's their own showcase, Instrumentull, where they each showboat and even David gets in on the act as a bona-fide band member. They take things from high-brow prog to downright dirty rock’n'roll, and love every minute.

Verdict, well taking a year off was a big gamble, but they’re back and raw to the bone. Tenth anniversary, if you don’t get this, then the only “tin” involved is your ears!!!

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........