Philip Zoellner Band

Philip Zoellner Band


Philip Zoellner Band is a Roots-Rock band. Influenced by the likes of Tom Petty, The Bealtes and Wilco. Energetic live shows with vocal harmonies, guitar solos & even piano-rock. PZB has fun playing LIVE and has gotten pretty good at it.. with over 100 dates a year in OK, TX, AR, LA, MO, KS


Philip Zoellner began his recording career in 1997 while a student at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK. Under the band name, You and Ponyboy Zoellner and long time musical partner Jody Parsons released one album entitled, "Under The Glass". Zoellner and Parsons home recording project featured 12 songs penned by Zoellner and Parsons. Playing mostly coffee houses in Talequah, OK. After serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Belize, Central America 1998-1999 Zoellner with friend and fellow guitarist started the alt-country group, Marshallcity.

Marshallcity recorded two albums their first and only studio album, "Perennial Travel Fever" was released to great critical praise in 2000. Marshallcity featured Philip Zoellner on vocals, guitars and keyboards, Jody Parsons on guitars, mandolin and vocals, Jay Falkner (now of South 40) on guitar and vocals, Colby Cook on bass guitar and Daniel McElroy on drums. Their other album, a live album, Cure For the Common Show was recorded live in Tulsa, OK and released in 2002.

Philip Zoellner began his solo career with the album, "The Rosedale Sessions" released as a free download to launch In 2003 Zoellner entered the Brooklyn, NY studio Excello Recording and in four days recorded the 70s rock sounding album, "Z" "Z" was recorded with Daniel McElroy on drums, and former Ryan Adams bassist Billy Mercer as well as guitarist Brad Rice, who has played with Ryan Adams, Tift Merritt, Son Volt and currently in Keith Urban's band.

The next studio album from Philip Zoellner was "Right On Time", a change for Zoellner, this album's sound was more piano driven. Recorded in Tulsa, OK in Zoellner's own Orange Walk Studios named after the town Zoellner and his wife lived in in Belize Central America while they were both Peace Corps Volunteers.

In 2007 Zoellner released a full gospel project, "Ride Into The Sky". This album also available as a free download on [] featured Brad Rice and Roger Ray from [Jason Boland & The Stragglers], Mike McClure, Colby Cook of [South 40], Travis Kidd and others.

Philip Zoellner and Band, including once again, Jody Parsons on Bass and Vocals and Tulsa native power house drummer Mike Friedemann. The PZB is currently putting finishing touches on their new album in Oklahoma City with Brad Heinrichs producing formally of the Power Pop band, Wakeland.

Currently Zoellner lives in Tulsa, OK with his wife and daughters.



“RIDE INTO THE SKY” Released: July 2007

A full length Gospel Project Featuring: Mike McClure, Steve Rice (No Justice),

Brad Rice & Roger Ray (Jason Boland & The Stragglers) Travis Kidd, Colby Cook

(South 40), Ryan Tedder (Citizen Mundi). Available as a free download

"Ride Into the Sky." It's a gospel album featuring a who's who of Red Dirt musicians…
At times on this record, Zoellner sounds eerily like a cross between Bono and Coldplay's Chris Martin.

- Matt Elliot, The Tulsa World

“RIGHT ON TIME” Released: Feb 2006

RIGHT ON TIME a critically hailed studio record. For the fist time, the piano is getting equal time with the guitars on this follow up to the 70s rock sound album of “Z”.

" 'Everywhere I Go', the disc's first song, and the title cut, both of which have a definite Jackson Browne vibe. Those songs fit neatly into the package of Beatles-influenced pop-rock, featuring sharp vocals, top-notch musicianship and intelligent lyrics. " - John Wooley, The Tulsa World Febuary 2006

…an intelligent and committed artist headed for national stardom” Tulsa World August 2006

“Zoellner fills the role of the earnest and understated lyricist that isn’t particularly commonplace these days….”

-Charles Martin The Oklahoma City Gazette

“Z” Released: Jan 2004

“Z” recorded in New York. The full-length record features 11 new songs by Philip Zoellner. Philip Zoellner sings and plays guitars, pianos and B3. The CD features: Brad Rice: Guitars (Tift Merritt, Ryan Adams, Son Volt, Keith Urban),. Billy Mercer: Bass Guitar (Mindy Smith, Ryan Adams). Both Rice and Mercer were just off the road opening dates for the Rolling Stones. Dominic Lalli: Saxophone, Percussion (The Motet) & Daniel McElroy: drums. Taxi Cab Driver From “Z”, was featured twice on NBC’s TODAY Show.

“Zoellner is a songwriter with Ric Osasek’s wry sense of humor and a simplistic approach to melody that smacks of Tom Petty. Thankfully, Zoellner’s got more going on in the looks department than his influences do.” TIME OUT NEW YORK

The Rosedale Sessions Released: Jan 2003

This entire record was only available as a free download to launch Produced by Philip Zoellner and Tony Romanello. Rosedale Sessions features Philip Zoellner playing: Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Vocals, Hammond, Pianos, Wurlitzer, Bass Guitar.

“The end result [Rosedale Sessions] is a confident collection of raggedly melodic ruminations on life and love, owing as much, stylistically, to southern power-pop progenitors Big Star as to alt-country heroes Uncle Tupelo and Whiskeytown. – Jarrod Gollihare, URBAN TULSA WEEKLY

Marshallcity released 2 albums.


CURE FOR THE COMMON SHOW (Recorded Live) (2002)

Set List

Upbeat songs from PZ's last few albums, as well as some rock and roll songs from some of our favorites like Neil Young, The Beatles and The Who.