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Todd Mendieta/Under The Needle / Bio

TODD MENDIETA HAS BEEN HAILED BY FANS AND CRITICS AS THE NEXT BIG THING TO HIT THE
GUITAR SCENE SINCE VAI, SATRIANI, VAN HALEN, AND HEROES OF THE LIKES. COMPARABLE
ONLY IN VIRTUOSO CHOPS AND ABILITY, TODD HAS BEEN CARVING HIS OWN IDENTITY AND
STYLE.

MR. MENDIETA HAS MANAGED TO MASTER THE ABILITY OF REMAINING HIGHLY TECHNICAL
YET PLEASING TO THE EAR. MIND BLISTERING SOLOS THAT CAN KEEP YOU IN AWE BUT
ACTUALLY HAVE A MELODY THAT YOU CAN HUM TO!
A SELF TAUGHT MUSICIAN, TODD BEGAN PLAYING THE GUITAR AT THE AGE OF 8. SO
ACCOMPLISHED, MANY BELIEVE HE HAS HAD LESSONS OR WENT TO SOME SORT OF HIGHLY
ACCREDITED MUSIC SCHOOL, HOWEVER THIS IS NOT THE CASE.

ANYONE IN DOUBT OF TODD'S (JULIENNE SKAILZ) ABILITY, JUST CHECK OUT HIS SIGNATURE
VERSION OF THE NATIONAL ANTHEM HE CALLS, "THE GUITAR SPANGLED MANOR"IT WAS
VOTED BEST GUITAR VERSION OF ALL TIME WITH IT'S ETHEREAL TAPPING AND LEGATO
PHRASING IN MID SONG, SINCE JIMI HENDRIX' CLASSIC VERSION ON MYSPACE!!

TODD HAS RECENTLY WORKED WITH FAMOUS ENGINEER, SCOTT HUMPHRIES AND DONE
SEVERAL COLLABORATIONS WITH ROB ZOMBIE AND DAVE LOMBARDO, THE DRUMMER FROM
SLAYER. TODD'S MUSIC WAS BROADCAST ON THE #1 ROCK AND ROLL RADIO STATION IN LOS
ANGELES WITH MARK AND BRIAN IN THE MORNING, 95.5 KLOS AND ALL ITS AFFILIATED RADIO
STATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY FOR A PERIOD OF 3 WEEKS.

TODD HAS BEEN WRITTEN UP IN 2 MAGAZINES, THE ENTERTAINMENT CHRONICLE AND HAS
BEEN NOTED AND RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE TOP 10 MUSICIANS AND INSTRUMENTAL
SONGWRITERS OF THIS ERA!

TODD HAS RECENTLY SECURED THE #1 SPOTS IN BOTH THE ROCK AND METAL CHARTS OVER
AT ROAD RUNNER RECORDS. HE CONTINUES TO DOMINATE THE TOP 10 SPOTS ON THE
AVERAGE DAILY CHARTS. TODD HAS ALSO BEEN CONTACTED BY FAMOUS RATT BASS PLAYER,
JUAN CROUCIER ABOUT A POSSIBLE POSITION AS LEAD GUITARIST IN HIS BAND.

TODD HAS SEVERAL ENDORSEMENTS INCLUDING ISLAND GUITAR WORX, NADY WIRELESS, GET EM
GET EM GUITAR STRAPS, CHRISTIAN AUDIGIER AND ED HARDY CLOTHING, LIP SERVICE, THE
CASE PLACE ROAD CASES AND MORE TO COME.

General Info

Band Members
Todd Mendieta,Theolynn Carpenter, Federico Castragiovanni
Artist Name
Todd Mendieta/Under The Needle
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/toddmendietaundertheneedle
Active Since
03/11
Genres
Rock / Alternative Rock / Metal,Pop, Country...whatever

Contact Info

Location
Lancaster, CA
Manager
I am the manager of my domain until someone wants to relieve me of this duty so i can make some money at this shit!!lol! smh!

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