"There are songs that are just aural wallpaper, chewing gum for the ears. Then there are those special songs that become part of your life. It's a rare artist that can capture the universality of human emotions and experiences and lay them out in a song. Tony Mecca does just that. He reveals the rawness of the city streets and the eloquence of life and presents it as a symphony of the human experience. Of all the many artists I have worked with over the decades, it is Tony's songs that have stayed with me and become the soundtrack of my life."
"What keeps me coming back to see Tony Mecca live is his songs. Tony is a solid songwriter with catchy melodies, thoughtful lyrics, and music that transports you to another place. Put that together with a band that plays flawlessly and you have a top-notch night of entertainment. Bravo!"
"I saw Tony Mecca & The Heavy MeNtal Gypsies four times and loved them every time..... their show was always different - they are truly an amazing and unique original band with a lot of twists, turns, Logic and Witches...... rock on you damn Gypsies.......
"Headed out to see 'Tony Mecca & The Heavy MeNtal Gypsies' - had a blast! If you ever get a chance to see them live, I highly recommend it" - "Great Original Band... A Must See. If you're looking for a unique musical experience that is off the beaten path ~ you will love this refreshingly Smart & Fun Band... Seen them twice"
“HELLO, GOODBYE & EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN is the Everly Brothers, Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp from a blender, poured into melodic Americana via street-level tales of everyman and his or her tales of love and longing, work, and watching life play itself out. A great slice of Americana!”
“Beautiful east coast Romanticism! "HELLO, GOODBYE …" recounts tales of life/love in the blue-collar South Philly neighborhood where Mecca has spent his life. “Americana rootsy” w/ lyrics reminiscent of Springsteen or Cohen but with a gritty Philly twist. A wonderful effort - Highly recommended”