The Tonekillerz
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What do you get when you bring together a group of musicians who's love for all types of music combine with 20 years experience? …TKZ
The Tone Killerz (TKZ for short) have a new lineup for fall 2009, new songs, and new clubs!! Check em out! ToneKillerZ is a Ventura County cover band that plays energetic, fun inspired Rock. Unique in that the individual members of TKZ have successfully played music, taken the time to raise families and are now back doing what they've always loved…
Rocking and definitely entertaining the masses!

Rik Galliano – Lead Guitarist/background vocalist:
A recent transplant to CA from the East Coast, Rik brings 20+ years of playing experience to the band. Rik's influences run the gamut from guitar heroes like Eddie Van Halen and Joe Satriani to Funk to Metal to Pop - his diverse influences let him blend seamlessly in a variety of styles. Over the years, he has performed for crowds ranging to 5000, performing covers and originals.
He is also a solo artist - his 1997 debut CD received accolades from guitar publications the world over, and earned him a spot on the GRAMMY nominations list for Best Rock Instrumental!!

Mike Mazza - Lead Singer:
As lead singer for TKZ, Mike Mazza brings to the stage his passion for music and performance. From the multi-harmonies of 1950's singing groups to hard driving rock and roll, Mike has been influenced by and performed a wide range of music. For years, Mike has thoroughly enjoyed the rush and energy of playing in front of crowds throughout California. Mike's stage presence and instant connection to the dancers packing the dance floor is legendary. Mike can put a smile on everyone's face and genuinely loves entertaining people.

Jimi V – Rhythm Guitarist/background vocalist:
Jim “Jimi V” is the group's rhythm guitarist and background vocalist. Jim first appeared on the LA showcase circuit scene in the late 80s playing in such clubs as the Whiskey, the Roxy, Gazzari's and the Troubadour, in the ever elusive quest for a record deal. His most successful project was with the rock group Rampage, who signed with A&M records in 1986. Prior to and after that period Jim has played in several successful rock cover bands playing all over southern California. Jim continues to bring his passion for rock music to the southern California nightclub scene.

Kenny Jacobi - Bassist:
Kenny has honed his bass chops by playing everywhere from local clubs to national venues. Kenny's influences span the musical spectrum. Performing, writing and producing with many artists has led him to co-create some of the most influential music over the years covering virtually every genre of music. On the cutting edge of the entertainment scene, Kenny continually pushes the musical envelope. Playing with the Tonekillerz, Kenny holds down the pocket producing some of the most danceable classic and current rock grooves in the area.

Mike Dietzman – Percussionist:
Mike "Micky D" Dietzman is an incredible drummer bringing years of experience playing all of the area clubs and concerts with various local bands and artists. Mike leads the Tonekillerz rhythm section with driving beats that fills the room and pulls dancers to the floor. Mike's incredible high energy style is contagious turning any club scene into a fun, rocking experience you will not soon forget.