Hi! I'm Rick Mongaya, a professional Drummer, Zendrum performer and percussionist located in Florida. I'm currently performing with various talent all over the Tampa Bay and Central Florida Area. Thanks for visiting!

 
 
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Jan 2015: Happy New Year! Available for drumming and back up vocals Monday, Wednesday. Contact me to find out my availability!

I'm currently NOT available New Years Eve. Thanks for inquiring. Details Here.

Sep 2014: I'll be on the guest judging panel for Clearwater Guitar Center's 2014 Drum-Off on 9/16 and 9/30. Come cheer on some good drummers and say Hi! Starts at 7PM

June 2014 : In the studio with Hawiian Songwriter Imani Woomera to record some tracks for her upcoming album. Check out the first track Here!

January 2014 : Available for drums and back up vocals Monday through Thursdays in January. Find out more! Looks like all my January weekends are currently bnooked up though. See you out there.

January 2014 : Woohoo! Just ordered some choice new Sabian HHX Evolution cymbals for a new sound this year! Can't wait!

November 2013: Currently open for booking weeknight and some weekend dates throughout 2013 into 2014. Contact me for availability!

July 2013: Playing my Zendrum every Tuesday at Splitsville Downtown Disney in July 3-7pm, and every Wednesday at Frenchy's Clearwater Beach in August 7-11pm. Come see what everyone is talking about!

Jan 2013: Just renewed my passport documentation! I'm now available for international opportunities and cruise ship gigs once again. ;)

Oct 2012: Currently serving on the judging panel for Tampa's Guitar Center 2012 Drum-Off. Come by and support some of Tampa's up and coming drummers as they have fun competing for prizes and local recognition. 7-8:30PM Tuesday nights until October 2nd.

*Zendrum Tour Announced* I'm currently on a network tour in Central Florida with my Zendrum in tow. If you're looking to try out a little percussion (or full drums) to your solo gig sound contact me today. *Subject to availability. Call for more information.!

 

Upcoming Gigs : (Updated every Monday. Last update 1/21/14)

Performing on: (D) Full Drums (d) Compact Drums (Z) Zendrum (H) Handsonic

Thur Jan 22nd (D) w/ Well Strung Trio,@Jimmy B's SPBeach, 3:30-7:30pm

Sat Jan 24th (Z) w/ Aquaman Duo at Ozona Blue 3-8

Tue Jan 27th (D) w/ Well Strung Trio,@Jimmy B's SPBeach, 3:30-7:30pm

Fri Jan 30th (d) w/ Aquaman at Ballyhoo, Tarpon Springs 6:30-10:30

Sat Jan 31st Booking now for Gasparilla!

Sun Feb 1st (D) w/ Well Strung,@Jimmy B's SPBeach 2-7:30

Thur Feb 5th (D) w/ Well Strung Trio,@Jimmy B's SPBeach, 3:30-7:30pm

Fri Feb 6th (D) w/ JimmysTrio, at Hula Bay Tampa, 6-10

Sat Feb 7th, (D) w /Aquaman The Band,at The Hideway , Clearwater,10-1

Tue Feb 10th (D) w/ Well Strung Trio,@Jimmy B's SPBeach, 3:30-7:30pm

Fri Feb 13th (d) w/ Johnny B, at Peggy Oniel's, Palm Harbor, 10-1

Sat Feb 4th (D) w/ Well Strung Trio,@Jimmy B's SPBeach, 2-7:30pm

Thur Feb 19th (D) w/ Well Strung Trio,@Jimmy B's SPBeach, 3:30-7:30pm

Fri Feb 20th (D) w/ Johnny B, at Maloney's, Westchase 10-1

Sat Feb 21st (Z) w/ MorningOwls at Keel & Curley Winery, PlantCity 6-10

Tue Feb 24th (D) w/ Well Strung Trio,@Jimmy B's SPBeach, 3:30-7:30pm

Fri Mar 6th (D) w/ JimmysTrio, at Hula Bay Tampa, 6-10

Sat Mar 7th (d) w/ MorrningOwls at World of Beer, Brandon 9-1

Fri Mar 13th (d) w/ Johnny B, at Peggy Oniel's, Palm Harbor, 10-1

Sat Mar 14th (D) w/ MorningOwls @ Otoole's, Brandon, 9-1

Sat Mar 21st (Z) w/ Aquaman Duo at Keel & Curley Winery, PlantCity 6-10

Fri Mar 27th (D) w/ Johnny B, at Maloney's, Westchase 10-1

Sat Mar 28th (D) w/ MorningOwls @ Otoole's, Brandon, 9-1

Mon Mar 30th (D) w/ Well Strung,@Jimmy B's SPBeach 7-1

Fri Apr 31st Special Event

Fri Apr 10th (d) w/ Johnny B, at Peggy Oniel's, Palm Harbor, 10-1

Sat Apr 10th Daytime Special Event

Sun Apr 11th Daytime Special Event

Fri Apr 17th (D) w/ Johnny B, at Maloney's, Westchase 10-1

Sat Apr 18th Special Event

Sun Apr 19th (D) w/ Well Strung,@Jimmy B's SPBeach 2-7:30

Fri Apr 27th (D) w/ JimmysTrio, at Hula Bay Tampa, 6-10

Fri May 8th (d) w/ Johnny B, at Peggy Oniel's, Palm Harbor, 10-1

Fri May 15th (D) w/ Johnny B, at Maloney's, Westchase 10-1

Sun May 31st (D w/ Well Strung,@Jimmy B's SPBeach 2-7:30

Fri Jun 12th (d) w/ Johnny B, at Peggy Oniel's, Palm Harbor, 10-1

Fri Jun 19th (D) w/ Johnny B, at Maloney's, Westchase 10-1

Mon Jun 22nd (D) w/ Well Strung,@Jimmy B's SPBeach 7-11

Sun Jul 19th (D) w/ Well Strung,@Jimmy B's SPBeach 2-7:30

Sun Aug 23rd (D) w/ Well Strung,@Jimmy B's SPBeach 2-7:30

Mon Sept 21st (D) w/ Well Strung,@Jimmy B's SPBeach 7-11

Sun Oct 18th (D) w/ Well Strung,@Jimmy B's SPBeach 2-7:30

Sun Nov 8th (D) w/ Well Strung,@Jimmy B's SPBeach 2-7:30

Sun Dec 20th (D) w/ Well Strung,@Jimmy B's SPBeach 2-7:30

 

 

Booking Now for 2015! Call For Availability.

 

 

 

Equipment List:

     
Drum Gear Spotlight!
Here's a shot of my highly-portable Mini-Gretsch drum kit. I've used this everywhere from theme-parks to rock clubs. Although ideal for acoustic duo situations, it's also perfect for small stages and hard to get to locations. When mic'd, the kit sounds punchy and huge! Sound engineers love it.
Recently Passed Gigs: (374) dates since Sept 2012)
 

Misc.Video Feed:

2014 Tampa Margarita Festival
   
 
8-1 Trio 'Purple Rain' Cover
'No Such Thing' Zendrum Duo
IPD 'Everlong' Cover
'50 Ways' Cover on Handsonic
 

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