Friday, January 9, 2009

The Mingo Revue

"Featuring Grovor"
LP Min-Gro 2002 - 1978
Recorded live at Ramada Inn, Springfield, Ohio

For over thirty years Mike Mingo with his little buddy Grovor has been entertaining audiences with music and comedy. Their act came to Tipp City's American Legion on Saturday, October 15 and for over three and a half hours kept the attention of everyone in the crowd. With his many voices Mingo performed songs that span from the 60's all the way to the present by artists such as Neil Diamond, Elvis and George Strait. His smooth voice hit all the right notes to lead a trip back in time through music. mingo_revue

Despite Mingo's talents it was his sidekick, Grovor, that stole the show with his sharp humor. Despite being controlled by Mingo the green puppet has a mind of his own and isn't afraid to share his opinions, which can't be printed here due to their adult content.

The Mingo Revue was first formed in 1977 and for several years performed regularly at the Ramada Inn of Springfield during which time the show included other members such as Tim Rowe and Brian Brenner.

In 1990, Mingo and Rowe opened their own nightclub in Springfield named Grovor's where the Revue was performed five nights a week. However, it was an unfortunate victim of the times and closed a year later.
Next the Mingo Revue started traveling to various Moose, Elk and Eagles lodges throughout Ohio and Indiana. While Rowe has gone on to pursue other interests Mingo continues to carry on the show along with Grovor for occasional appearances.

Mingo is also a professional golf caddie and works the Nationwide and PGA Tours. With golfer Darron Stiles, Mingo won three times on the Nationwide Tour; the 2000 Tri Cities Classic in Richland, Washington, the 2002 Food City Classic in Knoxville, Tennessee, and the 2006 Rheem Classic in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

Mike Woody - The Tipp City Independant Voice -Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Visit the MINGO REVUE website

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