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Hailing from Western Massachusetts,Mental Pause is comprised of experienced musicians who create original, high energy, diverse, hard rock music with influences ranging from the early 1970's to 2020!
The rhythm section of bassist Kevin Giacometti and percussionist Kevin Carbone have played together in various projects across MA. for many years making them one tight unit!
With the addition of vocalist Dave Johnson from Little Rock, Arkansas, the band rose to new levels, shaping meticulously crafted instrumentals into memorable, lyric driven songs.
After working for some time with a local guitar player,the members decided a change was needed. The search for the right guitar player began.
Vocalist Dave Johnson discovered recently transplanted New Jersey guitarist Pat Reilly on Bandmix.com. The combination of personalities, dedication to musicianship, and creating accessible and unique material transformed the group into a real fearsome foursome within weeks!
Sadly due to illness Dave was forced to leave the Band.....Leaving a major hole in the lineup...
Bandmix to the rescue again.....Paully T.'s roommate heard Pat Reilly on Bandmix and knew Paully was our guy.
The band got a phone call from Ryan on Friday about him, he sang a few days later and we were whole again!
The band recently completed their debut album " Knuckles to the Brain" at The Rock Barn in East Hartland Conn. with co-producer Paul Lusky at the helm. The result encompasses the various musical styles of the band and showcases seasoned songwriting and stunning musicianship.
Though traversing metal,funk,rock,blues, and southern rock (often in the same song), the band's catalog shares a commonality that is unquestionably the Mental Pause sound.