Bill Mentz
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1984 (never released album)....The Van-Dells
1986 Van-Dellized.....................The Van-Dells
1987 The Colors Of Christmas...The Van-Dells
2000 The Howlers VS the Blues Police...The Howlers
2002 Cruisin for a Bluesin......The Howlers
2007 For the Life of Me...Bill Mentz Compilation 20 Years

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Bill Mentz has been performing, touring and recording music since 1974. Bill has recorded and released 5 albums/CDs, numerous commercial jingles & voice-overs (VOs) and has probably logged over 13000 live shows around the globe. Bill has fronted trios and 13 piece horn bands. He has always had the knack of making the stage his home, whether it be a quaint bistro in Point Richmond, California or 65000 people at the Sternwheel Reggata in West Virginia. Bill has worked with world class musicians and singers from all over the world and continues to record and perform with the best of the best. A short list of some of the artists Bill Mentz has had the privilege to share the stage with, or, warm up include: John Denver, Richie Havens, Poco, The Beach Boys, Pat Boone, Conway Twitty, Dottie West, Ray Stevens, Bo Diddley, Lee Greenwood, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Temptations, Tommy Castro, Chuck Berry, Mary Wilson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Art Linkletter, The Associations, and The Guess Who. Bill has fronted such great bands as Night Flight, The Celebration Band, The Van-Dells, Strong Current and the Clevers. Since 1999, Bill has performed and recorded 2 CDs with the fabulous Howlers, from Berkeley, Ca. and just released a compilation CD in Feb. 2007 called "For the Life of Me" which covers recordings from 1986 to present. Bill has just joined forces with the fantastic guitar player/singer/songwriter, Lane Coker and Big Delta. www.bigdeltablues.com. Shows are now being booked and a CD is in the making.