The Mentionables

The Mentionables

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The Mentionables are a Power Pop, Garage Rock-type, 60’s influenced, harmony-based band best described as “Modern Britpop from Jersey.”

Biography

Scott and Doug Sobon are brothers so they had no choice but to be in a band together so as not to upset their mother.

Bass player Bill Antini joined their band after sharing a bill (and his name’s Bill…sorry) at a club in New Brunswick. Said Bill at the time “I liked what they (Scott and Doug) were doing.” (It’s not all that interesting of a quote but a quote nonetheless).

Arno Ritchie answered an ad the band placed for an additional guitarist in a local music paper. The new line-up soon began playing local New Jersey clubs, recording the occasional demo and basically doing their best to play as much as possible. Arno then left the band after 4 months and returned 15 years later (long story).

Never ones to be influenced by current musical trends, the Mentionables have stayed true to their influences and have continued in one way or another to bring their unique style of modern Jersey Britpop to the local music scene and beyond (yikes).

In 2003, the Mentionables, back to their original line-up of Doug, Scott, Arno and Bill, independently released their well-received, full-length debut CD of all original material entitled “Big Bug.” They have been playing both original (in support of Big Bug and new material) and cover - mixed with originals - shows (specializing in 60’s, Britpop, garage- rock type music, heavy on vocal harmony) throughout New Jersey and beyond (yikes) over the past few years and have just completed work on their follow up to “Big Bug,” another CD of all original material, due for release early 2007. UPDATE! New album "Talk Of The House" now available!

Discography

The Mentionables: Big Bug - debut album released February 2003

The Mentionables: Talk Of The House - released June 2007