By Tony Maiella, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It’s not every day that you meet a restaurateur that has been in more than one successful touring rock band with hit songs. During the eighties and nineties, Mary Byker led the life of an English lead singer taking chances and touring with the bands Apollo 440, and Pigface. It’s really no surprise then, that Byker and his Carioca wife, Ana Vance (a restaurant professional), decided to launch the southeastern Asian inspired bar, Mekong.

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