1) Jeffrey Beringer is a local San Diego artist who combines an outlandish, almost theatrical performance style with electronic and acoustic grooves. He is known throughout the border region as "Mono Mono," the crazy gringo who dances with inflatable monkeys, sacrifices virgin pinatas, and covers crowds with confetti and exploding foam at his shows. Some of his more notable projects include "Genie in the Desert," a tribute to illegal immigrants, "Raise Hell, Raise Babies," an electronic, danceable ode to classic stories, "Amor en la Frontera," a multi media Spanish language production that includes a cast of over 20 people, and "VOTE SANTA, NAUGHTY OR NICE?" a collection of political Christmas music.
In 2006 Jeffrey is focussing on "The MONO MONO International LOVE Tour." The show revolves around a collection of racy, scandalous, eye-opening songs that attempt to help people acheive spiritual enlightenment by shocking them into a liminal state of pure consciousness. It includes hypnosis, full nudity and a complete lack of inhibitions! The tour will span both coasts of the USA, Mexico, Spain and about ten cities in South and Central America, and is projected to start this summer.
Jeffrey has performed at festivals and sold out venues all over The US Southwest and Mexico, including Mexico City, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Puebla, Guanajuato, El Paso, San Diego, Tijuana, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Locally, he has been featured in the SD READER, City beat, The Local 94.9, Notivisa Buenos Dias TV 12, La Frontera, El Puente, UABC Radio and Radio Organyka, and has been in too many media outlets in other cities to mention them all here. He was the featured performer at the 2006 San Diego Latino Film Festival music showcase, The Imperial Beach Art Jam, The Cesar Chavez Festival, and the SD Pride Festival, and he has shared the stage with well known Mexican groups Kinky, Faca Faca, Los Pegajosos and Los Guanabana.
2) Mono Mono may also refer to an artist featured on the Nigeria Special compilation released 2008 on the Soundway label. See: Monomono