Forming only six years ago, The Mantras continue to hone their direction and precision show by show. Building a reputation as go-for-broke live act, the quintet has been playing to consistently larger and larger crowds in their home state, including a number of sold-out shows. They have been steadily building a following both regionally and nationally with music that is a high-energy collaborative of funk-rock, middle-eastern, electronica, metal; a fusion that will shake your knees and rattle your toes.
Comprised of guitarist Keith Allen, drummer Justin Loew, keyboard player Justin W. Powell, bassist Brian Tyndall, and percussionist Brent Vaughn, the band unified their musical vision in 2005 and has continued to hone their sonic direction, and precision, show by show. The Mantras continue to impress their peers, and win over new fans at every turn with their instrumental prowess, positive lyrics, and unending drive to put on an amazing show every night! This rising profile has resulted in an incredible year, seeing The Mantras and their members in numersous festival performances and sharing stages in double-bills and direct support for the likes of Umphrey’s McGee, Eoto, George Clinton and P-Funk, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Papadosio, Zoogma, The Werks, and many more.