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Viva La Rock was big, bad and beautiful. It reflected the larger than life personality of its creator Marco Mendoza both on and off stage.

With a ‘New Direction’ that sentiment was re-enforced!

The Los Angeles native who has a proud Spanish/Mexican heritage has usually been found in the past holding down the bass rock foundation with artists like Neal Schon (Journey), Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Ted Nugent and The Dead Daisies as well as contemporary artists like Delores O’Riordan.

The last album was recorded in Copenhagen with the multi-talented Soren Andersen at the helm. The Soren/Marco collaboration proved to be the right way forward with the chemistry exploding in the studio, writing and producing some of the finest new rock songs that are screaming out to be heard through a radio somewhere in the world. This is why they continued their collaboration for his 2020 album.

“VIVA LA ROCK!! Is a celebration of Music, Life & Rock & Roll, Peace and Love!” stated Marco.

With the title track of the last album ‘Viva La Rock’ thrusting out of the speakers as a worthy invitation to come and listen, Marco then takes you on a rollercoaster of musical emotions and sounds with a number of potential hit singles like ‘Rocketman’, ‘Sue is on the Run’ and the ballad ‘Leah’. ‘Shoot For The Stars’, ‘Take It To the Limit’ and ‘New Direction’ carry on that blueprint in his latest album.

With a cauldron full of influences caressing Marcos Rock sound including blues, funk and R and B, there is something for everyone that loves great music, and for good measure there a little of his past thrown in with a visit to ‘Chinatown’ from Thin Lizzy, complete with a guest appearance by Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus and Danish star Mike Tramp on additional vocals, then the Ted Nugent cover ‘Hey Baby’.

TOSHI YANAGI  on Guitar

KYLE HUGHES  on Drums

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