A Janis Joplin Tribute Band



René Mente - Guitar & Keyboards

René is a multi-instrumentalist that has been playing music professionally since the early 70s (way back in the 1900s). René formed a couple of original bands back in the 70s and 80s, and his bands have opened for bands like Missing Persons and Berlin.

Since then, René has become a studio session player, and has recorded soundtracks for several videos and TV commercials.

René also owns & operates an I.T. consulting and web-hosting business (Neptune Consulting Group) and a video production company (CyberVideo.TV).

René and Ruby K. met in 2009, and have been talking about forming a Janis Joplin tribute band ever since.

Pearl is the result of those discussions.


Currently Performing With
Same Dog Twice - Original Rock'N'Roll
Pearl: A Janis Tribute - a tribute to the music of Janis Joplin


René Mente uses:
Fender guitars
Gibson guitars
Dean guitars
Ovation guitars
Rickenbacker bass
Yamaha DX-7 synthesizer
Tama drums
DW drums
Roland V-Drums
Vic Firth sticks
Line 6 amps
Fender amps
Alesis sound boards


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