Zachary Ross
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Zachary Ross

San Francisco, California, United States | INDIE

San Francisco, California, United States | INDIE
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San Francisco's next generation soul maestro channels the spirits of old-school R&B virtuosos like Al Green, Curtis Mayfield and Marvin Gaye...his seductive grooves have the ability to temporarily transform ordinary men into smooth talking Don Juan's.

-Bill Picture

San Francisco Examiner
- San Francisco Examiner


Modern-Vintage Soul with tinges of everything from Stevie Wonder to Norah Jones to Sting. This is a fresh, neo soul zing informed by the tradition but reaching towards the future.

-Derek Sivers

CD Baby
- CD Baby


charlesthepublicist@yahoo.com
PHONE: 415.517.3819
351 Buena Vista Ave East, 103E
San Francisco, CA 94117 - Publicist • Artist/Media Relations


How could anyone pass up an event called the "Funkalicious Valentineous Get Down"? Yes, that's the program tonight at the Boom Boom Room where Zachary Ross and his nine-piece soul orchestra, Desolation Angels headline. The group's debut album, "For the Love I'm Forgetting" could be viewed two ways: the plan to remember your anniversary, or celebrating the breakup that just didn't happen fast enough. Either way, the music sounds great.
Check out that horn section!

-Best of the Bay
San Mateo Times - San Mateo County Times


Discography

Take Me
On My Side
For the Love I'm Forgetting

Soul - EP
All Night Ride - EP

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RECENT HIGHLIGHTS:
On November 8th, soul singer/songwriter/guitarist Zachary Ross will release his 3rd solo record, "Take Me". This latest effort is splashed with cinematic, creative production and features a collection of well crafted songs. This is Zachary's second record produced by Jon Evans of Tori Amos fame. Zachary and Jon moved past the traditional soul framework of Zachary's early works to create a new sound full of depth and vibrancy.

In Summer 2006, Zachary released "On My Side". Produced by music legend, Jon Evans, this latest effort features intimate, stripped down acoustic performances complimented by a handful of special guests. Zachary, having just completed a string of Bay Area performances is gearing up for another tour around the country this time as a solo artist.

In 2004, Zachary released, “For the Love I’m Forgetting” backed by a full band, complete with brass and hammond B3. The group’s sound, usually part horn-section funk / part “Quiet Storm” ballad calls to mind some of the old-school soul artists of the 60’s but Ross’ lilting, smoke & honey voice and his non-standard approach to songwriting give things a twist that keeps his music fresh and classic all at the same time.

Songs from "For the Love I'm Forgetting" were played by dozens of radio stations throughout the country, including KFOG, San Francisco's number 1 commercial AAA station. Zachary's music was also featured on compilations by Oasis Medai, Owl Magazine, KFOG's local scene and others.

Zachary‘s touring for "For the Love I'm Forgetting" saw a host of a sold out shows during which the group played with Chaka Khan, Blues Traveler, Aimee Mann, Sugar Ray, among others. The band has been joined on stage by members of Tower of Power, Ray Charles’ band and the amazing Grammy-winning Tony Lindsay, lead vocalist with Santana.

HISTORY & BACKGROUND:
Born and raised in Kansas City, Zachary developed his craft sitting in with older, more experienced players in seedy blues clubs, where he was invariably the youngest guy on stage. “Seeing the passion and soul that poured from those players, watching them connect with an audience in such an honest way was a huge motivation,” recalls Zachary. That listener connection is what hooked him for good, fueling his love of soul and gospel music and inspiring his almost folk approach to lyricism. His pure and sincere words string together an imagery filled recollection of his life. But as Zachary says, “these are scenes that we’ve all been through and my hope is that people get something of their own from the tunes. My job is to take something true, make it beautiful with words, and accessible with groove.”

More information on Zachary, including tour dates, full press kit, images, and information about the record releases can be found at www.zacharyross.net.