Louie Zagoras

Louie Zagoras

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Louie Zagoras has played with some of the premier roots rock musicians of our time. With the LZB, Louie croons along with guitar-driven music that mixes undeniable hooks and Floydian grooves all with the relaxed ease reminiscent of Tom Petty.

Biography

Louie Zagoras is the founder, lead singer/lead guitarist and the primary songwriter for the band ROLLOVER. He was the first Chicago rock artist to be signed by the legendary Bill Graham Management (Santana, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Neville Brothers, Joe Satriani, etc.). Louie lets his music speak for itself and by his own choice always adds plenty of guitar. He loves and has been influenced by the music of Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers Band, Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison, Tom Petty and other classic bands/artists. His sound is described as "roots rock meets the blues".

Louie and ROLLOVER toured the country extensively in the 90's when the bands first record broke big on Chicago's 93.1 WXRT-FM radio. Louie's song "Shipwreck" was the break-out single. With the popularity of ROLLOVER's debut CD growing, Bill Graham Management put the band on the road supporting top rock acts like The Allman Brothers Band, Joe Satriani, Sheryl Crow, Blues Traveler, The Neville Brothers, John Hiatt, Hot Tuna, Johnny Winter, Jimmie Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Robin Trower, Cheap Trick, Eddie Money, Atlanta Rhythm Section, and many others.

In 1995, Louie's song "Shipwreck" was featured on A&M Records "H.O.R.D.E. CD Sampler". They were constantly on the road, sometimes spending months traveling from L.A to New York and back again. This gave the band a chance to really develop their sound and tighten up their already exciting live shows. The band did many tour dates supporting Joe Satriani and performed with him in the U.K for a month of sold out shows in 1996. Upon returning to the states the band did two more sold out nights with Joe at the famous Fillmore in San Francisco.

Louie's songs have been used for TV shows (Nash Bridges, Spelling Productions etc.) and movies (Lost and Confused). For the last 17 years, he has been writing songs with Roy Marinell. Roy co- wrote “Werewolves of London”, “Excitable Boy”, and other hits with the late, great Warren Zevon. Louie is also a Producer, Recording Engineer and Session Musician. He produced all of the ROLLOVER CDs as well as the new ‘Twenty Fingers’ solo CD. He has also produced many other artists. Louie is a multi-instrumentalist who plays drums, sitar, bass, harmonica, piano, Hammond B-3, pedal steel guitar, mandolin, ukulele, percussion and many other instruments.

After three nationally distributed CDs and countless tours with ROLLOVER, Louie has just released his first solo CD, “Twenty Fingers” on Isis Records. Produced by Louie and The Herron Brothers, it features top Chicago musicians Jay Davenport on Drums, Ed Stevenson and Mark Gleed on keyboards and former Black Crowes/Jimmy Page bassist Greg Rzab. Joe Satriani says "Twenty Fingers" is a joy to listen to.”

Discography

Albums:
ROLLOVER self titled debut CD (Released in 1993 on ROLLOUT Records)

Singles: Shipwreck, Burning time

ROLLOVER "Hold on til' you Drop" (Released in 1997 on RPA Records)

Singles: Postcard to myself, Shine

ROLLOVER "No Place Like Home" (Released in 2004 on RPA Records)

Singles: Last song ever, I can see it all

Twenty Fingers ( Released in August 2007 on Isis Records)

Singles:
Twenty Fingers

Set List

The set list includes any number of original songs, sprinkled with a few rock and blues classics, usually lasting an hour, but is flexible to the allotted time. The band can play three hour sets. The Louie Zagoras Band is constantly writing new material, so many songs not on the Twenty Fingers may be in rotation on the list.

Below are two versions of LZB's standard set list.

Set I
GTO
Thin Man
Million Dollar Blues
Never Sounded Better
The Loner
Lost in Love
Imagination
New Day
Twenty Fingers
Little Wing
Nobodys Fault But Mine

Set II
Down By the River
Every Hunrgy Woman
Waiting for the Sun
Wah-Wah
Commin Home
Shipwreck
Spinng on Top of the World
Last Song Ever
I Want You
Spanish Castle Magic
End to End