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"Zara @ King King, Hollywood CA"

Zara's mellow/sultry tone was a natural fit with the funky, slightly rocky undertones of the music, while her vocals were the icing on the cake. The music felt like the finished product with many ingredients instead of a salad all mixed up. Her performance flowed smoothly and the acoustic solo in the middle of the set fit nicely, while at the same time showing a different side of her talent. Zara saved the best for last, and her "Ocean Eyes" was complete with killer riffs, soaring vocals and lyrically visual imagery that left a lasting impression. Bob Legget, Music Connection - Music Connection


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'Secrets' apeared on the soap 'Passions'
'The Way' is on an upcoming documentry

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From her auspicious debut, singer-songwriter Zara Phillips has led a charmed musical life. Her engaging and confident style combines strong lyrical themes with powerful melodies to create music that is both thought-provoking and entertaining.
Zara Phillips began her professional career working as a backing vocalist for Bob Geldof. Live-Aid creator Geldof recruited Phillips for his first solo projects after he departed the chart-topping UK band The Boomtown Rats. She worked on Geldof’s album “Deep in the Heart of Nowhere,” music videos and television appearances on some of the U.K.’s most highly-rated programs. She also toured extensively throughout Europe, Japan, New Zealand and Australia.
Zara’s musical career quickly blossomed from that point. She continued her work on tour, in television and videos with U.K. artists such as Matt Bianco, Nick Kamen, David Essex, Perfect Day and the solo project from Dire Straits’ John Illsley. Additionally, she toured in support of Bananarama, the most successful British girl group in pop history.
At the same time as her busy touring schedule, Zara enjoyed a successful career as a session singer and lead singer on various commercial jingles. This success eventually led her to shift her focus to a solo career. She began writing music and formed her own band, Zara and the Last Temptation, which played throughout London at prestigious venues such as The Mean Fiddler.
Born and raised in London, Zara loved to sing and dance from a young age and enjoyed spending hours in her room writing all the lyrics to musicals and performing each part. She auditioned for school shows but was told her voice was too deep and never got the leads. A boyfriend persuaded her to join a band and soon started playing gigs around London. She also started tinkering with the guitar, asking any musician she knew (including Geldof and Illsley) to teach her a chord.
Zara moved to Los Angeles where she continued writing new songs and performing solo. In 2005 Zara finished work on a new CD entitled “When the Rain Stops” produced by Ted Perlman, winner of 2006 Grammy Award for Burt Bacharach’s CD “At This Time”. Zara’s work with Ted features 14 original tracks written by her (one track is a co-write with Ted).
Zara’s deeply personal song “Secrets” was used on the Emmy Award winning Daytime Soap, NBC’s “PASSIONS.” Two other songs, “My Time” and “Naked Loving You” both are heard on the soundtrack for upcoming films from Organic Digital Productions.
Zara is currently directing and producing a documentary film entitled “ROOTS: UNKNOWN” due for release in the Spring of 2008. This educational and informative film will focus on the emotional influence adoption has on the adoptee and their families. Interviews and sound bites with adult adoptees, their families and children will be mixed with artistic images of their art and creative expression.
In addition, Zara is also an author. Her book, ‘Mother Me’ is about Zara’s personal journey to motherhood from an adoptee's point of view. ‘Mother Me’ is being published by BAAF (British Adoption and Fostering) in the UK and will be released on March 3rd 2008. This is an intensely personal and compelling memoir in which Zara describes her feelings and explores her relationships with her adoptive and birthmothers, and invites the reader to join her in her own journey to becoming a Mother. “It seems that birthing my children was also a birth for my whole self,” Zara writes. She regularly talks and facilitates workshops and events related to adoption issues, along with performing her music at clubs in NYC and New Jersey.