Javier MENDOZA

Highlights:

  • Releasing his newest CD produced by Triple Grammy Winning Producer Toby Wright (Alice In Chains, Wallflowers, Third Eye Blind, Metallica)
  • Has sold 50,000 copies independently
  • Has shared the stage with Willie Nelson, Los Lobos, The Roots, Ben Folds, Jars of Clay, Michael W. Smith, Chris Tomlin, Santana, Idina Menzel, Martin Sexton, Raining Jane, Victor Wooten, and many more.
  • Recently having moved to Nashville, TN, he’s been welcomed into the songwriting community…performing with Barry Dean (Ingrid Michaelson’s “Girl Chase Boys”), Luke Laird (Grammy winning producer and writer for Kasey Musgraves), Lori McKenna (Hunter Hayes’ “I Want Crazy”) and others.
  • Javier Mendoza received a 2015 Telly Award for Best Music Score and song in the documentary “The Forsaken”

Born in Virginia and raised in Spain, MENDOZA headed back to the States on a soccer scholarship to play for St. Louis University. When an injury kept him from playing, he picked up the guitar and began writing music. Soon after he signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell, writing for Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, Emilio Estefan and others. Approached by Bass/Schuler Entertainment to begin showcasing and an increase in demand to tour, MENDOZA hit the road as a singer-songwriter and performer.

MENDOZA has independently sold over 50,000 albums and has received many honors including “Best Solo Artist”, “Best Male Vocalist” & “Best Pop Artist” by the Riverfront Times Music Awards. He was a finalist in the Independent Music Awards and was selected as a Budweiser True Music Artist. “Beautiful”, “On Top of the World” and “Veronica” received radio airplay. MENDOZA’s songs have also been featured on several TV reality shows and he’s had multiple magazine features and live performances on both radio and TV. He’s played at more than 200 music venues and Universities across the country and Europe and was voted “One of Colleges Hottest Artists” by Campus Magazine. He’s released 15 albums and will be back in the studio this Fall recording some new music with Grammy Award Winning Record Producer, Toby Wright. Javier has shared the stage with Willie Nelson, Los Lobos, The Roots, Ben Folds, Jars of Clay, Michael W. Smith, Chris Tomlin, Santana, Idina Menzel, Martin Sexton, Raining Jane, Victor Wooten, and many more.

Recently having moved to Nashville, TN, he’s been welcomed into the songwriting community…performing with Barry Dean (Ingrid Michaelson’s “Girl Chase Boys”), Luke Laird (Grammy winning producer and writer for Kasey Musgraves), Lori McKenna (Hunter Hayes’ “I Want Crazy”) and others.

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The Reserve:

The folk-rock collective The Reserve was formed in 2013 by longtime collaborators Javier MENDOZA and Jim Peters. The Reserve combines elements of laid-back storytelling with moments of white-knuckle guitar acrobatics, filtering all of this through a pop sensibility with just a touch of twang.

The bilingual MENDOZA brings a Spanish flair to the proceedings.  This influence is shared with Peters, who also brings an extensive background in blues, rock and country.  These are brewed together to make The Reserve. A musical brotherhood had begun, and through the years it has grown into The Reserve.  This dynamic duo has put the focus back on gritty stories, acoustic guitars, and lots of raw emotion.  Folk’n Rock’n Roll.