About us

Waiting on Mongo is an award-winning funk band from Asbury Park, NJ. Since the current lineup’s formation in 2016, They’ve been featured at events such as Jams on the Sand, Convention Hell, and other local events. They have also been on several tours spanning New Orleans, Charleston, SC, and Burlington, VT.

The band features seven devoted musicians on guitar, bass, keys, drums, and horns, bringing funk and jams inspired by Phish, James Brown, Chicago, The Grateful Dead, and more.

Waiting on Mongo released an EP titled “Just A Taste” in 2017 and celebrated it’s release at a sold-out show at the Saint in Asbury Park, NJ.


Meet the Band

Notable Appearances:

• 2019 - Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park
• 2018 - Official Phish NYE Run After Party, Rockwood Music Hall, NYC
• 2018 - Convention Hell, Convention Hall, Asbury Park
• 2018 - Wonder Bar (Sold Out Show), Asbury Park, NJ
• 2018 - Asbury Park Oysterfest
• 2017, 2018 - Jingle Jam at the Stone Pony, Asbury Park
• 2017, 2018 - Asbury Music Awards
• 2017, 2018 - Nectar’s, Burlington, VT
• 2017 - Jams on the Sand, Asbury Park
• 2016 - NYE 2017 + CD Release Show, The Saint, Asbury Park

Artists WOM has shared the stage with:


Asbury Music Awards: Top Jam/Groove/Funk Band, Top Live Performance, Top Keyboard (Mongo), Top Horn player (Anders)

Asbury Music Awards: Top Jam/Groove/Funk Band


Spring 2018 : Burlington, VT to New Orleans; LA to Cambridge, MA; Candia, NH; Birmingham, AL; Tupelo, MS; Charleston, SC; Tybee Island, GA; Savannah, GA

Spring 2017: New Orleans, LA to Charleston, SC; Tybee Island, GA