The Good Mess is a five piece alternative band from Philadelphia, PA. Formed by Tim Mellor and Mario LaForgia in August 2012 (as The Suits), after meeting at West Chester University and discovering a mutual love of music. In late 2013/2014 Mike Skierski was added on drums, Zack Wiese on keyboard, and Josh Rovinsky on guitar to bring the band to it's current lineup. The band has been staying busy writing and home recording a sizable catalog of songs. Don't miss out on the live shows, because The Good Mess is out to impress all audiences with a large set list of fast heavy rock songs, high energy, and LOUD performances.
"The Good Mess delivers a diverse set of rocking songs with an amazingly energetic live show!"
- Scooter & The Grape Room
Tim Mellor (Guitar, Vocals) - Tim Mellor is the guitarist, vocalist, and one of the principal song writers for The Good Mess. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1987, Tim started playing guitar when he was 12 years old. Tim has played in several small local bands such as All Eyes on June, and Shotgun Addiction. As a front man and vocalist, Tim has the ability to make the listener feel the emotion behind every song played live. Tim is influenced heavily by early 90's alternative bands such as The Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots, Nirvana, and friend/former bandmate Dylan Shepherd, as well as singer/songwriters such as Damien Rice and Glen Hansard.
Mario LaForgia (Bass, Vocals) - Mario LaForgia is the bassist and resident home recording guru for The Good Mess. Mario was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1988. After trying the guitar beginning at the age of 9, Mario switched to bass when he was 12 years old. Mario was also the bassist in the band All Eyes on June, along with Tim Mellor. The bass guitar is like an extra appendage for Mario. His ability to maintain sharp steady rhythm while incorporating slick, slappy, funky bass riffs into the songs, contribute significantly to the final product. Mario counts bands such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens of the Stonage, and Modest Mouse as influences, along with an ever growing list of modern indie bands.
Mike Skierski (Drums) - Mike is an experienced drummer, having gigged with rock bands throughout Philadelphia for over 20 years. Mike has an uncanny ability to add the perfect amount of boom and pop to each song played. His next to perfect rhythm keeps the band in check, and his skill is superb. Mike was born and raised in Philadelphia, and has played (and continues to play for) Stellar Belly, and Sonogram.
Josh Rovinsky (Guitar) - Josh was added to The Mess in August 2014. Josh learned the material quick, as a natural typically does, and meshed with Tim immediately on guitars. Born in Philly in 1988, Josh has been a local musician since high school, identified mostly as a solo singer/songwriter. Josh has jammed with Tim and Mario on and off for a few years, and was added to the lineup after trying out in July/August. Some of Josh's influences are Death Cab for Cutie, Pearl Jam, Guster, and 311 among many others.
Zack Wiese (Lyrics) - Zack has been a lyricist with Tim since Tim's solo album from 2009. His ability to create imagery through his words and express stories of love and hate, happiness and sadness, addiction, heartbreak, and new beginnings, has had a major impact on the development of many of the tracks already included in The Good Mess' catalog. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Zack has been writing lyrics for over 10 years. Some of Zack's influences include the lyrical stylings of Andy Hull (Manchester Orchestra), Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), and Adam Lazzara (Taking Back Sunday). [+]