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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Latest News :

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 10/28/14)

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

Wed Oct 29th (d) w/ 8-1-Trio,at Frenchy's Rockaway,CLWTR Beach 7-11

Thurs Oct 30th (d) w/ Well Strung Trio, at Jimmy B's SPBeach, Fl 3-7pm

Friday Oct 31st (D) w/ Bad Meds, at Hula Bay Tampa, 6-10

Sat Nov 1st (d) w/ Chris Cox @ Crabby Bill's Beachwalk, CLWTR Beach 9-1

Sun Nov 2nd (d) w/ Johnny B, at Green Iguana Westshore, Tampa, 10-2

Tue Nov 4th(d) w/ Well Strung Trio, at Jimmy B's SPBeach, Fl 3-7pm

Fri Nov 7th (Z) w/ TBA

Sat Nov 8th (Z) w/ MorningOwls at Keel & Curley Winery, PlantCity, 7-11

Thurs Nov 13th (d) w/ Well Strung Trio,@Jimmy B's SPBeach, 3:30-7:30pm

Fri Nov 14th(d) w/ The Sunspots, at Jimmy B's SPBeach, Fl 3-7pm

Fri Nov 14th (d) w/ Johnny B, at Maloney's, Westchase 10-1

Sat Nov 15th (Z) w/ MorningOwls at Keel & Curley Winery, PlantCity, 7-11

Tue Nov 18th(d) w/ Well Strung Trio, at Jimmy B's SPBeach, Fl 3-7pm

Fri Nov 21st (Z) w/ TBA

Fri Nov 21st, (d) w/ Shawn Oh at Maloney's, Westchase 10-1

Sat Nov 22nd, (D)w/ Bad Meds, Splitsville Downtown Disney 8:30-11:30pm

Sun Nov 23rd (D) w/ Well Strung Band, at Jimmy B's SPBeach, Fl 2-7pm

Tue Dec 2nd (d) w/ Well Strung Trio,@Jimmy B's SPBeach, 3:30-7:30pm

Fri Dec 5th (Z) w/ Shawn Oh, Maloney's Channelside, Tampa, 10-1

Sat Dec 6th, (D) w/ Bad Meds, Splitsville Downtown Disney 8:30-11:30pm

Thurs Dec 11th (d) w/ Well Strung Trio,@Jimmy B's SPBeach, 3:30-7:30pm

Fri Dec 12th (Z) w/ MorningOwls at Keel & Curley Winery, PlantCity, 7-11

Sat Dec 13th Private Event 3-6

Sun Dec 14th (d) w/ Johnny B, at Green Iguana Westshore, Tampa, 10-2

Tue Dec 16th (d) w/ Well Strung Trio,@Jimmy B's SPBeach, 3:30-7:30pm

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

Sat Dec 20th (Z) w/ MorningOwls at Keel & Curley Winery, PlantCity, 7-11

Sun Dec 21st (D) w/ Well Strung Band, at Jimmy B's SPBeach, Fl 2-7pm

Thurs Dec 26th (d) w/ Well Strung Trio,@Jimmy B's SPBeach, 3:30-7:30pm

Fri Dec 26th, (d) w/ Shawn Oh at Maloney's, Westchase 10-1

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

Wed Dec 31st New Years Eve, >>AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING<<

Sat Jan 3rd, (d) w /Aquaman The Band,at The Hideway , Clearwater,10-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

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: (327) 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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