Blake Mennella is a Santa Cruz solo performer.

He was classically trained on the flute by the age of seven. He stopped playing flute when he was thirteen because he got into bands such as Nirvana, and in Blake's words "flute didn’t rock and guitar did." Trying to bridge the gap between rock and flute, Blake’s mom tried to turn him on to Jethro Tull, but he didn’t take the bait.

He played in Big Bang 2003.