Candygram For Mongo (C4M) is the greatest Rock-n-Roll party alive in Los Angeles. Booming guitars. Driving Rhythm. Melodies that can raise the dead. Who are the gods behind the thunder? Tony Shea - The Voice, Gary Sharp - The Drums, Dan Cohen - The Guitar, Johnny D -The Guitar, James Baker - The Bass, and Jack Gravina - The Keys. Candygram for Mongo has been rocking Los Angeles since 2005. C4M combines the very best of 50-years of rock, power-pop, and punk with high-speed anthems that make the dead rise up and cheer. If Johnny Cash and The Foo Fighters were dating the Laker Girls - it would sound like C4M! In the new decade, you can expect C4M to continue on their path of writing amazing songs and playing killer gigs that make old people young, young people wise, and leave women of all ages dancing their asses off. Candygram For Mongo's self-titled, second album, CANDYGRAM FOR MONGO, hit the market in 2008. It earned the band many new admirers with 13 lucky tracks that ripped, rocked, and rolled. Critics proclaimed 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.” The band's first release, THE RED PILL (2006), 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, "They are unique and fun, which is rare in an industry of carbon copy, 'thinspiring' wannabe performers." Finally, Black Angel Promotions wrote, "the music is absolutely brilliant.” So what does the future hold? Their 3rd studio album, BANG!, hit the streets and the web in late 2013, and the band is working on record number four. Witness the rock-n-roll resurgence that is Candygram For Mongo for yourself 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 not only in their home city, but 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!!! Some of Candygram For Mongo's Greatest Hits: Made on-screen appearance in Farrelly Bros (Dumb & Dumber) sitcom, Unhitched, on Fox. Placed song on Sci-Fi Channel hit, Battlestar Galactica. Placed song in Starz feature, Graduation Night. Played with or provided direct support for National Acts including Hawthorne Heights, Vains of Jenna, Hootie & The Blowfish, The B-52s, The Smithereens, Gin Blossoms, and Steel Panther.
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