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 legendary artists like Paul Rodgers, David Coverdale, Chris Rea, The Animals and Sting, who have all made major impacts on the world of rock music, The Mentulls carry on that great tradition of original classic rock music in a new 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 rock instrumentality played with gusto and energy.
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As well as recording three albums to date, with their latest opus “Reflections” having received rave reviews and acclaim, the band as well as headlining their own shows have toured internationally and opened for a plethora of big name artists including Wishbone Ash, Focus, Walter Trout, Dr Feelgoodamong many others. In addition, the band have made many large festival apperances where they have shared the stage with the likes of The Stranglers and Feeder. Also, the band and it’s members have won and been nominated for numerous awards including Young Artist of The Year in ‘The British Blues Awards’ two years running in 2012 & 2013. Away from the band, it’s members have worked with Grammy award winners to rock legends.
Now, in 2019 after a short break away from the live arena Andrew, Jamie and longtime drummer Nick Colman are joined on vocals by David Neil Crabtree, who brings a new soulful dimension to the band.
Bristol based band, Little Geneva, formed on the eve before 2019. They are a band brought together by a shared appreciation for the British blues boom of the mid-1960s. Little Geneva was conceived during a conversation between two brothers. Both felt a strong need to get back to the stage, to be part of a truly great live band. Once the seed was sown, recruiting additional members was not a problem. Chris and Dave knew exactly who to ask.
Little Geneva consists of five extremely experienced and seasoned musicians/performers. Rags Russell, 34, (vocals/harmonica) fronts the youthful and energetic band with his extremely emotive and soulful vocal style. Rags brings a style of singing well appreciated by audiences all over the world. The rhythm section brings together Zak Ranyard, 27, (Bass guitar) and Simon Small, 33, (Drums). Zak and Simon ensure that a high level of energy and power never leaves the band, even during the more dynamic phases of Little Geneva’s show. Chris, 32, and Dave Doherty, 36, are both gifted guitarists, holding players such as B.B King, Albert King, Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton in high regard.