Horrendous Mendez

 

SONG: GIMME SOME TRUTH
COMPOSER: JOHN LENNON
STUDIO: BIG OCEAN, WEYBRIDGE, UK
PRODUCER/ENGINEER: PAUL MUGGLETON
MIXED BY: MATT TAIT @ BIG OCEAN STUDIOS, WEYBRIDGE, SURREY, UK
BASS: JAMIE SEFTON
DRUMS: MATT RACHER
GUITAR: GRAHAM KEARNS
ORGAN: BOB NOBLE
PIANO: TIM DEAL
BACKING VOCALS: JAMIE MUGGLETON
MASTERING: ALAN SILVERMAN: ARF! DIGITAL, NEW YORK, NY, USA

 

Born in England in 1947  emigrated to Bermuda 10 years later, Paul made an impact on the island as a teenager, as part of the now legendary garage band 'The Savages', alongside Jimmy O'Connor, Bobby Zuill and Howie Rego. They went on to record the now highly collectable album, 'Live n' Wild' at the Hub [a nightclub at the Princess Hotel in Hamilton, Bermuda].

 

 

After this the band travelled to New York  where they were very lucky to get the house band slot at Steve Paul's prestigious venue "The Scene" in New York, where they supported Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Black Flag, Stevie Winwood, Jose Feliciano, Tiny Tim, The Young Rascals and The Pigeons (Vanilla Fudge).They also toured the West Indies twice with the Merrymen. The Savages then split up and Paul and Jimmy O'Connor then joined Andy Newmark and Glenn Mello and made the 'Bermuda Jam' album for Bob Crewe's Dynovoice Label.

 

Early in 1969 Paul moved to Spain in order to attend the University of Madrid, and studied classical guitar, before moving to England in the early 70s to start a family.

 

In 1976 he formed "Omaha Sheriff" with Bermudian Michael Spencer- Arscott, Bob Noble and Chris Birkett, recording two fantastic albums with Tony Visconti for RCA.

 

After splitting amicably, Paul and Bob Noble joined Judie Tzuke's band and toured extensively throughout the 80s. Paul ended up producing her albums with Mike Paxman and since then has been working as a producer for numerous artists, culminating in producing many of the tracks on the 'Double Fantasy' John Lennon Tribute album.

 

The 'Horrendous Mendez' alter-ego appeared in the late noughties, as a way for Paul to present and revisit his solo material, a chaotic, eclectic outlet for his artistic musings…

 

 

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