Mondo Vibrations is Albuquerque, NM’s premiere reggae rock band, defining the genre for the city. They take a southwestern style reggae sound infuse it with rock, dub, a little psychedelic and hip hop and create a sound that is all its own. Massive bass lines, textured vocal harmonies, enticing guitar lines, hypnotic delays, and invigorating drum lines take Mondo’s music to a whole new level. Pulling from their influences of Slightly Stoopid, Sublime, Pink Floyd, and Rebelution, to name a few, they have created a signature style and stage show that is unforgettable. The band’s mission is simple; To spread positive vibrations through their music and sound while having a good time doing it, and to leave the audience feeling the vibration of the music long after they hear it.
Kenny Cernius (vocals/guitar)
Rick Gonzales (vocals/guitar/keys/melodica)
Mike Gerdes (guitar/synths/effects)
Shea Longi (bass)
Kevin Sanchez (drums)
Jimmy Sanchez (percussion)
Mondo takes inspiration from a diverse array of music and the landscapes of New Mexico. The band began their journey in 2009 playing house parties, pubs, and were quickly welcomed into the booming music scene of Albuquerque, which Mondo considers their extended family of artists. Mondo Vibrations has been blessed with many accomplishments and experiences. They released their first album “Dazed” in 2011, their second album “The Muse I See” in 2014, and have put out multiple music videos, and live recordings throughout their journey. They have shared the stage with bands such as Slightly Stoopid, Groundation, The Wailers, The Supervillains, Afroman, Bunny Wailer, Passafire, Marlon Asher, Fortunate Youth, The Expanders, Authority Zero, Thorough the Roots, Voodoo Glow Skulls, E.N. Young, The Expendables, Zach Deputy, Hoobastank, Brothers Gow, and Onedrop, among many other great bands. They have been featured live on the radio (Coyote 102.5, KUNM, KRUX), and have been showcased in infamous local publications (The Alibi, ABQ-Live Magazine, and The Local IQ).
Keep an ear out for Mondo Vibrations. We expect you’ll be able to hear us coming long before we arrive.