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Group Captain and the Mandrakes is Fredericksburg's premier Surf Rock Party Band. An instrumental Surf band based in Fredericksburg, Virginia, the Mandrakes are veteran musicians, with a collective résumé placing their members in a variety of Surf, Punk, Pop, Rock, Jazz and Funk bands from Virginia to Arizona to California. Mandrake members rocked with The Amazing Coconauts, in the Phoenix area, the $wingin' Utter$ in Santa Cruz, California, the The Cave Men and also Nancy Katz & The Stray Dogs, in Northern Virginia, as well as Richard Green's Showtyme Band in Fredericksburg. Originally formed by Matt Lentz, a lead guitarist who has performed with national acts like The Fireballs (#1 Billboard hit Sugar Shack in '63, Bulldog), Deadbolt and Laramie Dean, the band now features Aric McKenna and Brian Burgess alternating on lead and rhythm guitars, with Stone Quillian on bass, and Mike Barker on drums.

For bookings call 540.693.0620


 Aric McKenna, guitar Stone Quillian, bass Matt "tha Kat" Lentz, guitar Art Singer, drums

Aric McKenna (Major Kong): guitar
Stone Quillian (Colonel 'Bat' Guano): bass
Brian Burgess (Lt Lothar Zogg): guitar
Mike Barker (Cobalt Thorium G): drums

The Mandrakes' cheeky sense of fun and upbeat surf party music fit into any event!

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