Members: Khaled, Murad, Rob and Dean
Emerging from Youngstown, Ohio; Nouveau Rock band THE ZOU has been a prominent and influential voice in the midwest and south recording and touring all over North America. The band has performed over 300 shows in over 20 states in such respected venues as:
The Bitter End and The Hard Rock Cafe - New York, NY
Crane's Tavern - Hollywood, CA
Tasty World - Athens, GA
The House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
The Monte Vista Hotel - Flagstaff, AZ
The New World Brewery - Tampa, FL
Herman's Hideaway - Denver, CO
Le Swimming - Montreal, QC
The Exit/In - Nashville, TN
THE ZOU's new album "ARCHAEOPTERYX" has been receiving rave reviews nationally for killer songwriting and their unique approach to creating "non rock-inspired rock". Drawing influences from such bizarre sources as Nintendo games, musical theater and 19th century pop, THE ZOU still creates music that is pure rocknroll - just smarter.
THE ZOU completed 4 successful tours in 2008. In January, the band journeyed for two weeks on "The PineBox E.P Tour" that took them as far west as Los Angeles, CA. They ventured out again in March on their spring tour which took them to college campuses throughout the south hitting cities like Athens, GA; Chapel Hill, NC; & Tampa, FL.
THE ZOU draws from an eclectic source of influences. National reviewers have drawn comparisons to The Who, Jesus Christ Superstar, Tom Waits, The Flaming Lips, & Modest Mouse. THE ZOU does more than entertain - they exude an amiable "artsyness". They harmonize over distorted tube amps, powerful keyboards, dark melodic bass lines, and catchy, primitive drum breaks.
The music is intelligent, well crafted, electrifying original Indie Rock.