Title: Singer, Songwriter, Performer, Recording Artist and Author
Location: Littleton, Colorado, United States
Chris “Cassidy” Mentch, Singer, Songwriter, Performer, Recording Artist and Author, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the performing artist.
Having accrued years of experience, Mr. Mentch has excelled as singer, songwriter, performer and recording artist with such songs to his credit as “Eagles Over Aberdeen,” “Where Words Don’t Come Easy,” “Here’s To You” and “You Taught Us to Fly (A Tribute to John Denver).” In these positions, he composed and released a full-length album, titled “This is Chris Mentch,” in 2013. Moreover, Mr. Mentch has found success as an author as well, having penned his book of songs and poetry, “…As I See It: Reasons, Rhymes and Reflections; The Spirit of a “Well-Versed” Philosophy,” through WestBow Press in 2015.
Mr. Mentch initially began his career in business and financial services, working as a certified public accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co. As a result of his exceptional tenure in accounting, he was presented with a Financial Executives Award. After witnessing the cutthroat and divisive corporate environment, Mr. Mentch’s desire to express himself in a variety of mediums led him to focusing his time and attention toward his music, poetry and writing, which can bring people together despite their differences.
To support his professional endeavors, Mr. Mentch pursued an education at the University of Baltimore, earning a Bachelor of Science in business, accounting, economics and financing, summa cum laude, in 1977. In addition to acquiring his certification as a public accountant, he cites his graduation at the top of his class as a highlight of his career. Recognized among Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, Mr. Mentch became affiliated with such organizations as Beta Gamma Sigma, Delta Mu Delta, and Alpha Chi during his academic efforts.
Mr. Mentch attributes his success to his continuous honing of his skills in singing, writing and guitar-playing, as he approaches every challenge as an opportunity to better his skills as a musician. He is incredibly proud of his achievements in music, having gained the attention of such high-profile performing artists as the Commodores and Lionel Richie, Thomas Dawson Jr., Steve Lukather of Toto and Bill Danoff. He has also composed music for motion pictures, including “Instruments of Justice” an action film directed by an actor from “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.” In the coming years, Mr. Mentch hopes to continue thriving as a musician so he may explore opportunities in television and film while motivating others to achieve their aspirations.
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