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Houma, Louisiana, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Houma, Louisiana, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Alternative Rock




"Realsoundsok Magazine"

Your name: Scott Ayo.

Where are you from? Houma La, about 60 miles west of New Orleans.

Name of band: Mandelay.

Who else is in your band? Buddy Benoit - guitars/vocals, Troy Guerrero - guitars/vocals,
Jude Chauvin - bass/vocals, Scott Ayo - Keyboards/vocals, Warren Bergeron - drums

How would you describe yourselves?

Our sound is pretty eclectic. No two songs sound the same and we have four guys that can sing lead and/or background vocals. So right now we are feeling out each song's style and let that help us gravitate the decision as to who will sing the lead part. Musically we are in the rock/pop genres. People have told us we sound like a cross between Rush and U2 on some stuff to The Cult, Coldplay and Kings of Leon on other songs. When we write we just play whatever comes out, our philosophy is if it sounds good and jams we are going to play it.

Who are your main influences musically?

Rush, Dream Theater, Pearl Jam, 311,Ozzy,Styx, Coldplay.

What do you hope to achieve in music?

To be able to take our music to the masses and to be able to earn a living doing the thing we love the most.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?

Being we are just starting out, it is simply the reactions of the fans as they listen and get into music that we wrote. Next week we will be playing at the House of Blues in New Orleans which is a nice feather in our cap for being such a new band on the scene.

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?

Enough is Enough is our newest song and seems to be the flavor of the week, lol. Truly, we love all of our songs and feel that as one listens to our album due out in a couple of months they will be taken on a journey through many feelings and emotions. - Realsoundsok

"PopVulture Magazine Interview"

Check out our interview with PopVulture Magazine 11/2013 - PopVulture Magazine

"Rock 93.7 Local Spotlight"

Mandelay was the featured artist on rock 93.7 Fm's Local Spotlight Show on October 5, 2013. Check out our Facebook to listen to the interview and songs! - rock93.7fm

"Cutting Edge Showcase"

Reverbnation selected Mandelay as a Showcase artist for the Cutting Edge Music Conference held in New Orleans in September of 2013. - Reverbnation


Modern Girl - Mandelay
1) A Simple Lie
2) Shades of Gray
3) Modern Girl
4) Visual Poetry
5) Whispers In the Dark
6) Apocalypse of Love
7) Other Side of Me
8) Love, Sex, Loneliness
9) Hand Me Down
10) My Tattoo
11) Never Bite the Hand
12) Misery Loves Company
13) Pieces
14) Enough is Enough



Mandelay. Alternative rock with influences from many sources. Fusing two guitars and synthesizers to create a unique and modern sound similar to Kings of Leon, The Black Keys and RHCP. Also digging deep into rock history and melding sounds of Guns n Roses and Led Zeppelin. After many years and several bands the five members of Mandelay have come together to write their first full length album named Modern Girl.

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