The Friendly Tap has a new monthly gig, and that’s Vince Mammoser every Fourth Thursday. Growing up just blocks away from the Friendly Music Community, we’re lucky that Mammoser stayed close by. Now a Forest Park resident, this dynamic musician (who I had the privilege to see rocking out on his acoustic last month) looks forward to his Tap residency. “I'm just looking to have a great time, and maybe share the stage with some great friends and players. I was lucky enough to have Ian Leith join me last Thursday.” That “lucky” feeling is sure to be mutual for anyone who accompanies this local talent.
How did you get started in music?
I got started in music out of the love of the Beatles records my parents used to play us. One of my cousins had a guitar and soon enough we were all learning. Had my first band in, I’d say, 7th grade.
Who were your influences?
Hugely influenced by the Beatles and Who and other British rock early on. In my high school years it went to Phish and the Dead with some Floyd sprinkled on top. But always back to the Beatles.
How do you describe your style?
I would describe my style as intense. Really depends on the crowd, never really quite sure what's gonna come out.
What is your favorite part of performing?
My favorite part of performing is just that..the excitement of striking a chord that grabs someone's attention and building off that.
What is something surprising about you?
Something surprising about me is I can't read a lick of music. Not even tablature.
A Fan’s Two Cents: If you live in the Oak Park/Forest Park/Berwyn area, you’ve probably heard Vince play. Not just heard him, but experienced him, because being in this musician’s presence is truly an experience. Vince’s energy is magnetic, drawing in a crowd with vocal passion and explosive guitar entertainment. Before meeting him, I received texts from friends who were in his audience, telling me I had to come see this guy perform. I heard the day-after stories of the memorable fun that was had by all in attendance. Now that the Tap has Vince Mammoser booked for every 4th Thursday, any music lover who wants a guaranteed good time doesn’t have to look any further than Roosevelt Road. Welcome to the Friendly Music Community, Vinny! It’s going to be a blast!