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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........

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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........

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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