Luis Marcelo Mendez "Lou Doggy Dogg" Drums
If holding sticks, banging tubs, strumming strings and singing' the Blues counts as being influenced a whole lifetime by music, then being The Scoundrels drummer is definitely not Luis' first rodeo. Born and raised in the land of rodeos, Luis hails from El Paso, Texas, and credits his older siblings' musical interests as his first real exposure to Rock 'N Roll. Listing every percussive instrument from maracas to synthesizers as his tools of choice, Luis describes The Scoundrels music as being "sexy…an amalgamation of classic psychedelic sex funk rock, with an old school big band be-bop swing." His musical influences include Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, Bob Marley, Tim Armstrong, Hank Williams Sr., as well as the mighty cannabis.
Luis' personal musical repertoire includes stints with Can'd (with members of the Blue Man Group), DJ'ing with the Ying Yang Twins, performing live at the legendary Viper Room in Hollywood,California as well as SXSW in Austin, Texas.