Marco Mendoza – Saturday 6th June 2020
Marco Mendoza is mostly known for his work with a number of rock bands and artists such as Thin Lizzy, Blue Murder, Whitesnake, Ted Nugent, Neal Schon and Soul SirkUS.
As the bass player for bands like The Dead Daisies, Thin Lizzy, Black Star Riders, Blue Murder, and Whitesnake, Marco Mendoza brought a heavy groove to blues rock songs. In an interesting change of pace, Mendoza taps into his more introspective side with “Leah,” a song written for his wife. The subject matter is similar to the Journey classic “Faithfully”…a bittersweet tale of love and longing due to separation caused by touring.In his other projects, it’s easy for Mendoza’s work to be taken for granted. For the most part, it’s the nature of the beast for rock and roll bass players. This time around, Mendoza shines with a heartfelt vocal style that resembles the early days of Lenny Kravitz. Actually, “Leah” feels like it could be a track from the vault of the recording session of Kravitz’s 1991 album, Mama Said. It’s a beautiful tribute to Mendoza’s wife.