(Bass, Vocals) - Mario LaForgia is the bassist and resident home recording guru for The Good Mess. Mario was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1988. After trying the guitar beginning at the age of 9, Mario switched to bass when he was 12 years old. Mario was also the bassist in the band All Eyes on June, along with Tim Mellor. The bass guitar is like an extra appendage for Mario. His ability to maintain sharp steady rhythm while incorporating slick, slappy, funky bass riffs into the songs, contribute significantly to the final product. Mario counts bands such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens of the Stonage, and Modest Mouse as influences, along with an ever growing list of modern indie bands.