Review: The Mentulls – Reflections

Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015

The Mentulls -Reflections

(ProgBlues Music: MENT002)

The Mentulls are a young (average age 20) UK three piece comprising Andrew Pipe on vocals and guitar, Jamie Pipe on keyboards and Nick Colman on drums – that’s right, no bass! But they create a big, big sound, occupying, despite their youth, that ill-defined space between the late 60s/ early 70s blues-rock sound and that of the early progressive rock outfits.

Expect to hear traces of Free, Deep Purple, Focus, Cream, Pink Floyd (the Dave Gilmour side of the band) and Wishbone Ash, plus some of the better acts of the new blues crop – Aynsley Lister even guests on ‘Time To Focus’ – and this set was produced by Wayne Proctor, who has also worked with Aynsley, Oli Brown and King King recently.

They have unsurprisingly gone down very well at most of the UKs major blues festivals. ProgBlues is the name of the label and they ain’t lying!

NORMAN DARWEN

www.thementulls.com



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Grahame

June 30th, 2015 at 22:42
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Precise and to the point Norman . . . I like it, and definitely heard some Wishbone Ash . . . not really a blues album, but very good . . . and kudos to Wayne Proctor and Steve Wright, amongst others . . . it sounds very nice!