The Good Mess


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Inspired by the Rock/Grunge scene of the 90's, the Philadelphia-based band was formed in 2014 by vocalist/guitarist Tim Mellor, bassist Mario LaForgia, drummer Mike Skierski and guitarist Josh Rovinsky. 

The roots of this band can be followed back to 2007 when Tim, Mario, and Josh went to college together and played music at local open mics.  After going their separate ways post-graduation, Tim and Mario formed the band "The Suits" in 2012.  With some lyrical help from Zack Wiese and the addition of Mike on drums, the band developed a large catalog of original music.  The band changed their name in 2014 to The Good Mess and started playing shows.  Josh joined the band soon after seeing them play their 2nd show, solidifying the lineup as it stands today.  In early 2015 the band recorded its first EP "Smoke Like Ghosts" at the famous Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA and officially released it that September.  2015 was a big year for the band, not only for their EP release but for their participation in the first (and only) Legendary Dobbs Rock-Con and the fourth annual Liberty Music Fest.  In March of 2016 they made their live radio debut on 104.5 and were named WMMR's Local Artist of the month for April.  In August of 2017, the band released their second EP "New History".  Drawing comparisons to Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, Queens of the Stone Age, and Bush, the band continues to write high energy rock songs and look forward to having them appear on future releases.  


"The Good Mess creates a generally feel-good atmosphere with driving instrumentals and sleek vocal takes, whether in the form of soft melodies or all-out exclamations."

-Jay Breslin,


"The Good Mess delivered with an upbeat great set of original music. The band has a strong following of fans.They were real professionals and a pleasure to work with. I will have them back to The Trocadero!"

-Steven Cermanski, Praying Mantis Entertainment


"The Good Mess delivers a diverse set of rocking songs with an amazingly energetic live show!"
- Scooter, The Grape Room (Manayunk, PA)


Vocals, Guitar / Tim Mellor
Bass, Vocals / Mario LaForgia
Guitar, Vocals / Josh Rovinsky
Drums / Mike Skierski



Live Shows

 JUN 08 SAT - The Grape Room - 105 Grape St, Philadelphia, PA 19127

Lineup: Superunknown, Delmont, Knightlife, The Good Mess, Candice Lee

$8, 21+, Doors 7:30pm

[FB Event]

JUL 20 SAT - MilkBoy - 1100 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

THE GOOD MESS ALBUM RELEASE SHOW ft. Peace and The City Grease

$10, $13 day of show, 21+, Doors 7:00pm

[FB Event] [Purchase Tickets] [MilkBoy]

News & Updates


The Good Mess tour dates

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