Zebra Thieves
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Zebra Thieves

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The best kept secret in music


"12th Street at Auntie Mae's Parlor"

12th Street took the stage at around twelve thirty and played almost straight through with virtually no pause whatsoever. I'd never watched a full 12th Street show from start to finish, nor had I seen one featuring their new bass player (which may be because this was the first -- not sure), but I have to say that this band completely blew me away in terms of sheer musicianship. I mean, this band can jam, and there really isn't a weak member, either. There may not be much in the way of keys/harmonica/percussion, and you probably won't notice the drums too often, but it's really not a discredit to those musicians; it is a tribute to how tight this band is together and how fully capable the cello, acoustic guitar and bass can fill up amazing amounts of sound together.

I must confess, being a bass player in a local band, much of my attention was drawn to 12th Street's new bassist, who truly blew me away. He's all over the fretboard, capable of holding down the low end as well as soloing, and sometimes even did both at the same time (thanks to his octave pedal). I've always been impressed by the other musicians, as well, of course, and they certainly didn't let me down on this night, but it's just where my focus, if not admiration, happened to land. - mmclive.com


Self-titled Debut due late Spring 2007


Feeling a bit camera shy


The Zebra Thieves have consistently wowed audiences since their 2002 inception with their innovative combination of rock, jazz, pop, funk, and world music, to name a few, and has built a reputation as a rare band that has found the elusive middle ground between “hook” and musical complexity.

What’s more, this is a band that could get by on the strength of their instrumental abilities alone, as all members are virtuosic in technique. The choice of instrumentation (cello, guitar, sax, keys, bass, and drums) reflects the diverse array of musical colors that the band has at their disposal - all of which are used in just the right places. Couple all of this with great songwriting, and you’ve got a band to watch.

(The Zebra Thieves’ debut album is currently in post-production as of March 2007.)