Hey what up, you pimped out players from the streets? This is Kiz from the "Kiz and Root show", and I felt like showcasing some of my friends music. Why you ask?... because I'm cool like that.
The first Band I want to talk about goes by the name of Zen Robbi
. These guys have been playing together for years, and they all compliment each other perfectly musically and personality. The Lead singer is "Mic D" he has a very unique voice, and is influenced heavily by Jazz, Country Blues, and Reggae. Mic also shreds lead guitar, and his influences shine through that instrument as well. The bumping bass lines are played by a funky little junky named Timmy Too Tall, and last but most definitely not least they have Scotty Hollywood rockin' the sticks.
This band is very high energy, and their love for music is obvious every time they take the stage. It has truly been a treat to watch them play backyard parties in high school to now playing packed out clubs in Hollywood. I'll be following this band because I'm sure they have much bigger things in front of them... So anyone interested in good jams feel free to check out Zen Robbi on their Myspace page. www.myspace.com/zenrobbi
Also I should mention their front man "Mic D" has a solo project where he goes by "Mic Dangerously" its him doing solo acoustic jams highly enjoyable, and usually hilarious...
So check out his page as well.... www.myspace.com/captainmicdangerously
The other band I wanted to talk about Bandito
is little newer on the scene, but are doing big things none the less. They recently opened for reggae legends "Eek A Mouse", and are playing shows all over Southern California. They are currently in the studio recording their first Album. The front man Jake is a friend to me, you, and probably anyone else you can think of, lets just say he gets around. Outside of being friendly, and singing he tickles his 6 string as lead guitarist. The band also features an extremely talented rhythm section comprised of Jesse (bad ass Bassist), and Bryan (devastating drummer).
They embody the Laid back Surfer vibe of So Cal, and they have a bright future in Music.
You can check them out at: www.myspace.com/lbbandito
Me, and the Rootman will be interviewing both bands on the Kiz and Root Show in the next month, and we plan on making them jam live so be sure to check it out.
Until then keep your pimp hand strong...