Candygram for Mongo
Candygram for Mongo's much anticipated self-titled, second album, Candygram for Mongo hit the market in 2008. It is destined to earn the band many new admirers with 13 lucky tracks that rip, rock, and roll. Critics are already saying that record number two "has more hooks than a tackle box," has "the sharp songwriting skills you'd hear from the likes of Elvis Costello or Cheap Trick" and 'delivers on the promise that it makes of having a good time.' Candygram for Mongo (C4M) began in late 2005, when Tony Shea, The Voice, and Gary Sharp, The Drums, started ripping through tunes out in the back shack of G's house in North Hollywood. C4M combines the very best of 50-years of rock, power-pop, and punk with high-speed anthems that could make the dead rise up and cheer. If Johnny Cash and The Foo Fighters were dating the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders - it would sound like C4M! The band's first release, THE RED PILL, was an immediate critical smash. Their track, STORY OF TRIUMPH, earned the band their network television debut in the Fox sitcom, UNHITCHED by the Farrelly Bros (There's Something About Mary). They've also placed music in the hit Sci-Fi Channel series, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, and in various independent films. Skratch Magazine wrote of THE RED PILL, 'Hooks for days, sugary yet shouted choruses and a versatile knowledge of the rock 'n roll playbook...set Candygram for Mongo way ahead of the rest of the whiners, poseurs and talentless but popular acts on the scene.' 'THE RED PILL is THE RIGHT CHOICE!,' said Blogcritics.org, 'They are unique and fun, which is rare in an industry of carbon copy, 'thinspiring' wannabe performers.' Finally, Black Angel Promotions writes, 'the music is absolutely brilliant.' So what does the future hold? Witness the rock-n-roll resurgence that is Candygram for Mongo at any of their gigs. Playing with national acts including Hawthorne Heights, Hootie & The Blowfish, and The Smithereens as well as performing regularly at world famous venues such as The Viper Room, The Key Club, and The House of Blues, has garnered Candygram for Mongo an ever growing fan base across the country and around the world. So pop in a Mongo CD, and turn the volume up. But be warned - Candygram for Mongo will not be held liable for any melted faces, blown minds, and/or pregnancies that may occur while listening to their unique brand of rock-n-roll.