Proudly psychedelic pagan, progressive punk, space rock, reggae amalgam, with some really nice guitar work and folk influences. Classic material infused with a driving energy and mushroom power.
Mondragon was formed at the end of the 80s by three brothers ? Andy, Paul and Tim Ashton. The equally highly talented drummer Richard Austin was the drummer.
The quickly became Cornwall's premier band an... [More]d were soon travelling up-country to perform. The release of the 'Dream' album greatly enhanced their reputation and they began to support name bands.
In the early 90s Richard left the band. The search for a drummer of equal talent became prolonged. Thus songs appeared but proved to be more folk based in nature. The band Lordryk becamse the result of the shift in musical direction. Richard Mulryne was joined up as the new drummer and Moondragon were up and running once more.
Thereafter it was almost constant touring in the UK and mainland Europe where Moondragon built up huge fan bases. The band consistently headlined at festivals and major venues + the occasional support.
Athene was welcomed into the band in the mid nineties playing fiddle and occasional backing vocals that further enhanced the sound.
In between tours they returned to their home, the late lamented Vroe Community on the Lizard in Cornwall where the in-house studio was used to record yet another album.
Sadly it all came to an end in 1999 but its members are still in the bizz. Andy is a guitarist in a band whilst busy writing and recording a solo album. Paul helps run a community in Holland that is both a nightclub and recording studio. Tim & Athene are two thirds of The Three Daft Monkeys and Rich formed the increasingly successful : Hitchcock Rules.!