Chasing Zen
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Chasing Zen

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The best kept secret in music


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Still working on that hot first release.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Since their inception in the fall of 2002, Chasing Zen has become one of the most acclaimed bands of the Cincinnati music scene. Sharing the stage with some of the biggest regional and national tour bands they have quickly matured into one of Cincinnati’s must see musical experiences. Led by principle songwriters SJ Turner (guitar) and Mathew Vaughn (vocals), Chasing Zen seamlessly integrates emotional, thought provoking lyrics with instantly memorable melodies. Drawing inspiration from their mid-western surroundings their songwriting is more a testament to hard work and perseverance than to a desire to follow the latest trend. Their straight ahead guitar driven rock is a refreshing change from the over processed sounds the dominate today’s top 40 charts.
Chasing Zen is completed by rhythm section Scott Boone (bass) and Philip Gregor (drums). Boone and Gregor’s solid meter provide the foundation over which Turner and Vaughn build their textures.
Though Chasing Zen pride’s themselves on being a mid-western band their appeal has not been limited to the Midwest. Chasing Zen has developed a strong fan base (via regional touring and the internet) in such diverse markets as Lexington, Los Angles, and Austin, TX.
In late 2003 Chasing Zen temporarily put their rigorous touring schedule of hiatus to record their first full-length album. The album, tentatively titled Fireflies, will be released in the summer of 2004 and will coincide with the unveiling of their new website ( and their return to touring.