Mouse Mayes (US)Mouse Mayes is a native Texan, and has played guitar since his early teens.
Beginning in the mid ‘70’s, Mouse lead his band Big D Stuff to regional fame, landing opening gigs for national acts and achieving radio success.
In the ‘80’s, Mouse served (2) “tours of duty” with Black Oak Arkansas and joined forces with the likes of John O’Daniel (Point Blank) and Rocky Hill. He continued to make regional waves with original material and as an opening band for major acts, including ZZ Top on their Eliminator Tour.
Mouse headed up the Voodoo Kings with his strong gutsy vocals and mind-blowing guitar work. He toured their album “Voodoo Love” nationally until they were dropped by the independent label. He continued playing locally with Voodoo King bassist Wayne Six (Sidemen,Coasters/Drifters). They were joined by Dallas drummer Mike Gage (Point Blank & Bugs Henderson) and formed “The Powerhouse”. Lending to the power is local blues legend Buddy Whittington who joins them when not on tour with “John Mayal’s Blue’s Breakers”.
Mouse also spends time working with Christian artist Ted Pearce (Integrity Music). They will be in the studio working on Ted's next CD toward the end of the year.
Mouse met Peter Rahbek, the Danish guitar builder, in '02, when Peter visited Dallas, and was amazed at his work. Earlier this year Peter sent a big "phat" neck for the Cos-T that Mouse had received and now he uses it in all his performances.