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This is the week of July 23, 2017 . . . . . Tony is back in the studio recording songs for a new album while he and The Heavy Mental Gypsys are on summer vacation . . . . . Tony & The Heavy Mental Gypsys have been asked to perform at the YO SOUTH PHILLY PHESTIVAL for the 4th straight year. Details about this September 10, 2017 event are coming! . . . . . ALERT! Our new CD HEAVY MENTAL GYPSIES is reviewed by several sources, and is available via this web site, CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon and all other hip internet boutiques . . . . . Visit our NEWS and LIVE SHOWS pages to keep current with our studio and live antics . . . . .


Tony Mecca

Infectious, insightful & often very funny
musical commentary on "the human drill"
that'll be a little different than what you
normally put into your ears.

We play ...
Adventurous Singer/Songwriter Rock Music

We sound like...
A tag team match pitting Tom Waits & Frank Zappa
vs Bruce Springsteen & John Prine

"What keeps me coming back to see Tony Mecca live is his songs. Tony is a solid songwriter with catchy melodies, thoughtful lyrics, and music that transports you to another place."
Cyndy Drue - Radio Personality/Event Reporter - Classic Rock WMGK (102.9 FM)


July 2017 News Headlines ...
(Click here to read all about it!)

Tony Signs With Smashtrax Music!

Purple Monkeys / Princes Of The New Dark Age
Re-imagined Remixes Coming This Year!

Download "Witch Jenny?" For Free

Spring 2017 Live Videos ...


Tony Mecca & The Heavy Mental Gypsys Live ...
(Click to vist Calendar page)

September 10, 2017 - YO SOUTH PHILLY PHESTIVAL - TBD (Phila, PA)
1845 Hartranft Street / Philadelphia, PA 19145
4th Annual event celebrating South Philly bands and culture.

July 26, 2017 - SHAMROCK PUB - 9:00PM (Phila, PA)
1400 S. 2nd Street / Philadelphia, PA 19147
Pop-up short set with Tony, Steph, Justin & Michele.

June 16, 2017 - BAR 2300 - 7:30PM (Phila, PA)TBD (Phila, PA)
2300 S. Swanson Street / Philadelphia, PA 19148
A night of acoustic music featuring Tony Mecca & Stephanie Davis, Ben Carr & Locust Street Riot.

May 6, 2017 - SHAMROCK PUB - 6:00PM (Phila, PA)
1400 S. 2nd Street / Philadelphia, PA 19147

April 21, 2017 - BAR 2300 - 8:30PM (Phila, PA)
2300 S. Swanson Street / Philadelphia, PA 19147
Tony/Gypsys and BUDDY CASH together for the first time!

April 15, 2017 - SHAMROCK PUB - 8:30PM (Phila, PA)
1400 S. 2nd Street / Philadelphia, PA 19147
Tony/Gypsys & Way Out Wilson together again!

March 10, 2017 - TOM 'N JERRY'S - 8:00PM (Milmont Pk, PA)
1006 McDade Blvd / Milmont Park, PA 19033
Tony & Steph celebrate Barometer's 10 year anniversary!

March 4, 2017 - SHAMROCK PUB - 8:30PM (Phila, PA)
1400 S. 2nd Street / Philadelphia, PA 19147
The Gypsys return to TWO STREET!

February 17, 2017 - BAR 2300 - 8:00PM (Philadelphia, PA)
2300 S. Swanson St / Philadelphia PA
Tony & The Gypsys christen the new Bar 2300

January 7, 2017 - THE BLOCK @ HARRAH'S PHILA - 8:00PM
777 Harrah's Blvd / Chester, PA
Tony & The Gypsys w/ Stone & Van Halen Nation

December 17, 2016 - SHAMROCK PUB - 8:30PM (Phila, PA)
1400 S. 2nd Street / Philadelphia, PA 19147
The 2nd Annual Rambunctious Christmas With The Gypsys!

November 19, 2016 - 2300 ARENA - 7:00PM (Philadelphia, PA)
2300 S. Swanson St / Philadelphia PA
Tony & The Gypsys w/ Suzanne Veronica & Barometer

October 22, 2016 - SHAMROCK PUB - 8:30PM (Phila, PA)
1400 S. 2nd Street / Philadelphia, PA 19147
Tony/Gypsys return to 2nd St for another rambunctious night of R&R

October 8, 2016 - 2300 ARENA - 7:00PM (Philadelphia, PA)
2300 S. Swanson St / Philadelphia PA
Tony & The Gypsys open for rock legend, PAT TRAVERS

Sept 18, 2016 - YO SOUTH PHILLY FESTIVAL - 10 to 10 (Phila, PA)
19th & Hartranft St / Philadelphia, PA 19145
Tony/Gypsys have been invited to perform again! Details coming.

Press & Booking Information:
Tony Mecca & The Heavy MeNtal Gypsys
View Sonicbids Electronic Press Kit (EPK)


* This Month's Featured Songs *


Our CD Album Reviews ...

(Click-on the CD cover to purchase HEAVY MENTAL GYPSIES)

"Tony Mecca has a love affair with Rock and Roll music. If you're fortunate enough to catch his band, the Heavy Mental Gypsys live, or to sit down and give a good listen to his latest CD, you will fall in love too. From the opening track, the Mecca-penned "The Farmer," through nearly two dozen songs, Mecca's gravel-voiced authenticity, his emotionally honest lyrics, catchy refrains and rousing choruses, along with the band's effortless rhythms and fun-filled hooks are guaranteed to lift your soul and make you grin.

Lovingly composed and masterfully produced, Heavy Mental Gypsies belongs in any serious music lover's collection. Mecca's music is like the Broad Street Subway: Deep, thunderous, rattling and direct. It's quite a ride. It will get you there." (5 of 5 stars)

Louis Greenstein/AMAZON.COM REVIEW 2/15/16


FUN (2011)
(Click-on the CD cover to purchase "FUN")

"One of the finest singer/songwriters in Philadelphia today is Tony Mecca. I don't often review independent artists, but occasionally I will stumble upon one that is worthy of recognition. Tony Mecca is one of those artists. This album is some of the best music I've heard in quite awhile. If you like Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello or rock music generally, there is truly something for everyone on this disc." (5 of 5 stars)

Johnny Boy/AMAZON.COM REVIEW 3/15/11

"I've had the privilege of getting Tony Mecca out to perform at some of the Cabaret nights I run in Philadelphia. His music is never less than completely enchanting. He has the incredible ability to grab an audience from all walks of life. I've watched as people from the ages of 9 to 89 lean forward as he attacks his music. I've just begun listening to his collection of CDs, and find them provocative and challenging. I'm honored to have met this man and his music."
(5 of 5 stars)

Ken Bingham/AMAZON.COM REVIEW 6/28/11


(Click-on the CD cover to purchase "HELLO, GOODBYE & EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN)

"Beautiful east coast Romanticism! "HELLO, GOODBYE …" recounts tales of life and love in the blue-collar South Philly, Irish/Italian neighborhood where Mecca has spent his life. “Americana rootsy” w/ lyrics reminiscent of Springsteen or Cohen but with a gritty Philly twist. A wonderful effort - Highly recommended". (5 of 5 stars)

James MacMillan/AMAZON.COM REVIEW 10/12/07

HELLO, GOODBYE & EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN is the Everly Brothers, Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp from a blender, poured into melodic Americana via street-level tales of everyboy and everygirl loving, longing, working and watching life play itself out. Genuine innocence - whatever became of it? Mecca and friends turn back the clock keeping it sweet and simple via tunes like "An American Kid," "Annie Walks Through Town," "The Night We Danced" - pretty much any of the 22 tracks offered here. (Take your pick.) A great slice of Americana!" (12 of 16 stars)

John Collinge/Progession Magazine - Lowell, MA 6/20/07

"I'm going to stop at 'Plain Jane and Average Joe' because I'll write forever. “Just two unknown faces in the book of so and so” – Like just another dreamer dreaming about everyman. I thought Tony Mecca’s new CD was four stars, and I thought his live concert was even better. I have paid good money for bigger names and received far less. As I exclaimed that night – BRAVO!"

Jay Schwietzer - Pine Island, New York 6/2/07


(Click-on the CD cover to purchase PRINCES OF THE NEW DARK AGE or PURPLE MONKEYS)

"Philadelphia balladeer Tony Mecca might best be described as an "undiscovered talent" who, in the hands of the right production team, could generate ripples on the Pop/AOR front. These CDs are rootsy pop a la Bruce Springsteen/Billy Joel/Tom Petty, etc., that is melodically accomplished, catchy and fun to listen to. In fact, the material on these two self-produced discs is strong enough to question why some label hasn't snagged the guy and given him a shot at wider audiences.

Mecca has a slightly rough voice that fits the lyrics well - ruminations on friends, loves, growing pains and life's ironies. Pick most any track from these two albums and you'll find a ditty worth sinking your teeth into. A gem like "Say Goodbye to Judas," (from Princes... ) for instance, might leave you wondering what radio station you heard it on first. (11 of 16 stars)

John Collinge/Progression Magazine - Lowell, MA 12/9/06


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