Kondol started playing at places like the TOP HAT and Brick in the Tacoma and Seattle WA.area. After moving to Seattle he met Scott McCaughy (young fresh fellow, minus 5, REM).Scott was working at a record store at this time. He encouraged Kondol to put out his demos locally. Currently Kondol is putting out a new cd.
Robert Doerschuk (Keyboard magazine): Strong alt-country ties wrap around Seattle's Mike Kondol, but these StarPolish selections from his album Avandguard harbor something older in his sound too. "Tornados and Hurricanes" reaches all the way back to the Sixties, with its uncanny evocation of Buffalo Springfield in Kondol's quavering harmonies and gently eccentric instrumentation.
Rocket(Seattle music magazine)- Kondol is a professional songwriter. He sings and plays well. Is worth a listen.(Seattle Weekly)- Kondol on his way with his new CD "Avand Guard"Listen.com- "his strained voice is well suited for his jangly pop driven guitar" " Perfect indie pop " The Record Industry.com
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Kondol is a songwriter who has played in every genre band. When he was a kid, his guitar teacher gave him a copy of "supersession" and told him to learn to jam to the album. That was Kondol's last guitar lesson. He has recorded in the same Seattle studios as Steve Miller, REM, Heart, Screaming Trees and the Posies. More recently Kondol was encouraged by Scott McCaughey (REM,young fresh fellows) to release his CDs.