Jerry Mantellini

.... JERRY MANTELLINI (AKA) "The Music Man"
Jerry is a native Port Arthur boy! He's been playing for 50 years and loves the audience and stage life. Performing for clubs, parties and local charity events all over, especially the Texas and the Louisiana area has made his name "a Household Word" in the music industry.

Bandleader :  Jerry Mantellini  has a great deal of stage experience having played in a successful teen band that accomplished "living the dream" and sharing the stages with some of the huge international concert bands of the late 60's, 70's and early 80's, He took a long hiatus from the music scene to become a father and raise his family but the music always called him back and he never wandered far. Jerry re-started his career in music in earnest in 2000 and began performing as a duo in 2009 with his partner Felix Hayslip, who tragically had heart failure onstage and passed away doing what he loved. Instead of giving up Jerry continued to evolve and in 4 short years CrossTown Renegades was reborn from the ashes into a full blown Classic Rock Blues Band with a True Texas Style that has given them a sound that is unique and immediately recognizable.

Although the Founding members have changed from time to time Jerry Mantellini has kept his core focused on the best entertainers he could gather. All of the current members of the band came from touring bands at some point in their career and have always had that desire to return to the big stages and Jerry encourages them to contribute to the band's collective style. It was only a matter of time before they were booked to the bigger clubs around the Greater Houston Area. Soon they were they were headlining many of the Great State of Texas' Rallies, Festivals and Rodeos and opening for some of the Nation's top Touring Acts such as The Georgia Satellites, Missy Covill and the Iron Cowgirl Band (of Sturgis Rally fame) and at the Nation's largest four day rally- The Lone Star Rally