MONGREL MIX is a dynamic and innovative act which draws inspiration from a wide variety of American music genres. Performing contemporary Rock and R&B, Mongrel Mix engages audiences with a fusion of Blues, Rock, Latin, Jazz, and Funk with Afro-Cuban rhythms. Our music is intensely passionate and ranges from acoustic folk tales to angular post-pop and rock. We are a global band with a global sound straight out of Philadelphia: city of brotherly love.
Mongrel Mix is a ground breaking phenomenon, covering the territory from genuine roots to funk. Their first album, Predatory Heat, was a steamy blend of savvy and soul, emotion and wit. The collection in Predatory Heat speaks of what's happening now- but with the knowledge borne of old souls. Composer Barry Preston's unique musical style serves as a platform for his lyrics, written with a poet's hand and realist's voice. Thoughts, deeds and almost done deals are conveyed with the emotion that is the heart of Mongrel Mix.
The incredible aspect of this band is that they play under a contemporary style and a retro vibe all at the same time. Mongrel Mix are not just combining opposite musical genres but in reality they are mixing two separate eras together. The end result is that it works well because the vintage classic feel gels perfectly with the new-age mojo. - Skope Magazine