For the last four years I have been a very big fan of local St. Petersburg band, Mighty Mongo. The band comprises of two University of South Florida St. Petersburg students that I have known since my freshman year. Throughout the years and going to their shows, I have met the other two members as well and have become friends with them.
Mighty Mongo comprises of Alex Card, Anthony Isoldi, Scotty Chmura and Lindsay Vitola. Each member is incredibly talented and together they make amazing music that ranges from rock, reggae and a very unique style of a combination of more genres.
Card plays the bass as well as vocals. Isoldi is an amazing lead guitarist. Vitola has an incredible voice and also plays the keytar. Chmura brings it all together with high energy drums that are flawless. Together they comprise of Mighty Mongo and have been working really hard to get where they are for the last four years.
The band have frequently played around the Tampa Bay Area and also playing at the campus a couple of times. One will find several Mighty Mongo gear around St. Petersburg that are worn very proudly. Recently Mighty Mongo found out that they are going to be on the Vans Warped Tour 2012. Through dedication and strong amount of effort, they are achieving closer to making a well recognized band throughout more levels.
I have add several pleasures of being able to watch Mighty Mongo perform. Whether it was back in the old Paddy Burkes or Sloppy Pelican days, watching their album release party at Vintage or just having them perform for a good cause on campus. Throughout the years I build up a database of Mongo Photos to share with everyone!
Please be sure to check out Mighty Mongo at the Warped Tour this year. They got a couple stops in Florida including Orlando and St. Petersburg so don’t miss out!