Marco comes from a very musical family and started playing the guitar at an early age. Marco is perhaps 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. Marco has currently been working with Dolores O’Riordan from the Cranberries project and touring with the Lynch Mob.
Ø Marco is living in Los Angeles. When he´s not touring he can often be found playing local jazz clubs with Joey Heredia and Renato Neto.
Marco Mendoza is an American musician. He spent his formative years living with his grandmother in Tijuana, Mexico. He started playing the guitar at an early age, adopting the bass when he was invited to join a band that needed a player.
He played in John Sykes' band Blue Murder, from 1991 until 1993. Mendoza is the current bassist for the reformed version of Thin Lizzy. Mendoza joined the band in 1996 then left in 2000. From 2000 to 2003 he toured with Ted Nugent. Mendoza returned to Thin Lizzy in 2005 replacing Randy Gregg and left again in 2007. He then toured with ex-Dokken guitarist George Lynch in his band Lynch Mob. He rejoined Thin Lizzy once more in May 2010. Mendoza has also played for the band Soul SirkUS and with a lot of other musicians from different backgrounds including: Suzy K, Right Said Fred, Robert Williams, Roch Voisine, Rafael Aragon, Debby Yeager, Tin Drum and Tommy Shaw, among others.
In 2004 Mendoza toured with Whitesnake, yet another band that once featured Sykes (and also features Aldridge), and appears on their DVD Live... In the Still of the Night. In 2004, Mendoza guested on keyboardist Derek Sherinian's solo album Mythology.