Check Out This Amazing Funk-Flavored Rock Band, Paulo Mendonca

Paulo Mendonca

By Martine Ehrenclou

There are certain artists whose music I fall hard for. Within 60 seconds of hearing Paulo Mendonca’s funk-flavored rock song, “U Got 2 Believe,” I was all in. Talk about a great musical tune, excellent musicianship, and a truly tight band. And the groove! “U Got 2 Believe” is a single from Mendonca’s new album to be released in the fall of 2017.

A Swedish funk-rock guitarist, singer and producer, Mendonca is well known in Sweden and Europe and has had #1 hits in Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Germany, Portugal and Spain. With four successful albums so far, Mendonca teamed up with Peter Iwers from the metal band, In Flames, to add dimension to the new, unreleased album. Taking a break to establish a publishing company with headquarters in the UK, Paulo Mendonca is back to songwriting and recording with his band.

Not all rock bands have a soulful vocalist, slamming guitar player, and a tight, focused drummer. Paulo Mendonca has it all and then some, plus meaningful and moving lyrics. You can tell right away he’s been producing other artists by the quality of his own band. Not all of their music is funk flavored. Another single from their new album that Paulo slipped to me, “Love and Unity,” is completely rock based with no funk feel. And it is beautiful. I’m not at liberty to share it but you’ll have access to it soon enough.

Check out, “Just in Case,” a track from one of Mendonca’s earlier albums.


I, for one, am looking forward to the release of their new album. I welcome your comments.

You can find out more about Paulo Mendonca: 





By | 2018-01-29T10:14:49+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Album & Single Reviews|12 Comments


  1. Mick Levanon June 16, 2017 at 12:50 am - Reply

    Martine, thank you. I love this and am ordering Does Anyone Want to Funk. I miss good funk! Thanks. Cheers.

    • Martine Ehrenclou June 16, 2017 at 1:06 am - Reply

      I’m so glad you love it! You’re so welcome.

  2. Jeff Thatcher June 16, 2017 at 1:42 am - Reply

    These guys sound good! Thanks for the review! Never head of them but will pursue and download some tunes!

    • Martine Ehrenclou June 16, 2017 at 2:00 am - Reply

      So glad you like them! That’s awesome. Thanks for letting me know.

  3. Billy June 16, 2017 at 1:50 am - Reply

    Thanks, so nice to hear great new music from an artist I wasn’t aware of. Keep up the wonderful work,much appreciated.

    • Martine Ehrenclou June 16, 2017 at 1:59 am - Reply

      Thanks so much for your comment. So glad you like Paulo. Thanks for your kind words.

  4. Jim June 16, 2017 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    Got me rockin & bopin in my chair. Good stuff. Thanks for all the great sounds.

    • Martine Ehrenclou June 16, 2017 at 8:10 pm - Reply

      That’s awesome. So glad you enjoy it. Thanks for the comment.

  5. Rene guillot June 16, 2017 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    Paolo is my hero….!he inspiers me a lot!!!
    In arts and playing his songs
    Absolutly top?

    • Martine Ehrenclou June 16, 2017 at 9:31 pm - Reply

      Agreed, Paulo is absolutely top. Thanks for your comment.

  6. Mats Lindholm August 15, 2017 at 8:21 am - Reply

    I´ve been listening to this guy for ever it feels like.
    His music makes me happy! Simple as that!

    Mats Gbg

    • Martine Ehrenclou August 15, 2017 at 8:27 am - Reply

      Paulo’s music makes me happy too. Thanks for your comment.

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