Zuma is a group of young rockers from Kensington, Prince Edward Island, Canada. They were brought up on traditional East Coast and Celtic music, as well as the classic rock of the 1960s, 1970s and beyond. These four self-taught musicians have been good friends and jamming partners for years. The band formed in 2007 and began playing tunes written by the dynamic duo of Dan Paynter and Iain McCarvill. They have the rock and roll sound "impressively figured out" (Kent Aitken, The Cadre) and have used these skills to book their own shows through 2008, have a number of their songs featured on local FM radio and have showcased in the Maritimes at Contact East 2007 and on the Discovery Stage at the 2008 ECMAs.
Iain McCarvill- Vocals, Lead Guitar, Harmonica
Dan Paynter- Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Liam McCarvill- Bass, Vocals, Keys
Derrick Curley- Percussion, Vocals
several basement tapes
10 song demo (2007)
9 song demo (2007)
2008 demo recording in the works.
We have been university students the last few years. We're too poor to do a professional recording at this point but we've been using our time wisely to work on pre-production, song arrangements, and writing new tunes.
"Watch out for Zuma..."
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"In an indie rock culture, launching into the style Zuma has is rare...Zuma's got the rock sound imp..."In an indie rock culture, launching into the style Zuma has is rare...Zuma's got the rock sound impressively figured out, throw around some sincerely appreciated harmonica, and Paynter and McCarvill harmonize well. As their songwriting gains experience Zuma could add a distinctly different flavour to the Prince Edward Island scene." Kent Aiken
Pleased to Meet You
Trip to Morocco
Second Hand Stoned
North Shore Fisherman
There are no upcoming dates at this time.