Ethan Mentzer, a graduate of Berklee College of Music, is a world-wide renowned songwriter and performer best known for his work with the hit band "The Click Five, which was founded while at school. In 2003 he collaborated with producer Mike Denneen (Fountains Of Wayne, Aimee Mann, Howie Day), making many records under him.
The Click Five released two albums on Lava/Atlantic Records — “Greetings from Imrie
House” (2005) and “Modern Minds and Pastimes” (2007) — with combined worldwide sales of
over 2 million, three gold records and eight different #1 singles in seven countries (including a
#1 song on the US iTunes chart). The band performed in over 15 countries and in 2008 made
history in Cambodia, performing the first rock concert ever held at Angkor Wat Temple
(coheadlining with Placebo).
In 2009 Mentzer moved to Brooklyn, NY where he started his own project studio, befriended DCarea songwriter/musician Todd Wright (Celine Dion, Cazzette) and began playing in
Miranda Cosgrove’s (Nickelodeon’s iCarly) band. He has written songs and/or produced tracks with/for Desmond Child, Andreas Carlsson, Lindsey Lohan, JC Chasez (’N Sync),
Adam Levy (Norah Jones), Jon Kaplan (Gavin Degraw, Parachute), Atomic Tom (Republic), Main Street (#1 hit record in Holland), MThree (Top 5 hit single in Japan), Lucky Bastards
(TV show theme song), Tiffany Houghton (single), Emmy Palmer (single), Some & Any (single in Germany), Jesse Terry (First Place in the International Songwriting Competition), Junior Doctor, Lindsay Ray, Katie Costello, Kristin Cifelli, Cassidy Ford, Boh Doran and more.
He has also composed music for film and TV and landed commercials with Google, Toyota, Target, Walmart, Chase Bank, Herbalife, US Customs and Border Patrol, VISA and more. Mentzer currently lives in Los Angeles, plays guitar for Becky G (Dr. Luke/RCA) and continues to write songs, produce and mix records and score for TV, film and commercials.