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ZionaurA

Garland, Texas, United States

Garland, Texas, United States
Band Rock Reggae

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"ZionaurA "Chill""

ZionaurA – Chill
This is a stunning effort from local rocker Jet Tessmann.
Stunning for two reasons: first, it is unheard of for a
rock musician to veer so far from his long-time comfort
zone, and second, he hits the reggae-groove-rock nail
right on the head. The disc hits its stride by the third
track and never lets up. Tessmann, known for his incredible
ability to cover a huge range of rock vocalists, sounds as
if he’s been singing the scale-jumping croon of reggae for
his entire life. He even adds a subtle touch of Jamaican
accent to great effect. While the variety of sounds and
styles here is impressive (horns, congas, timbales, guitar),
the best tracks are those that avoid complicated arrangements
or serious lyrics, giving the listener a chance to kick back
“chill.” Tracks like “Firefly” and “Lazy Summer” are the
half-time break in a disc filled with action. Ultimately,
you’ll forget that you’re listening to a locally produced
disc and wonder when Sublime put this one out. (MB)
- Lit Monthly Magazine


Discography

ZionaurA "Chill" was released April 20, 2008 published by Snack on Bacon, ASCAP. Available at CDbaby.com, itunes.com and many more. Streaming airplay at many internet radio stations. Receiving Airplay by on-air DJ's at radio stations in 7 countries around the world.
A 2nd album is currently being recorded after much success with sales of the first CD.
Each band member has several CD's in their individual discography from previous projects including: Critikal Mass, Captain Pyrite, Jet Tessmann, One Bad Habit, From Creation, Cyteres, and many more!

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Horns pop to the conga bouncing rythm of a brand new sound, as an ordinary evening is
transformed into a beach side dance party. An island vibe is in the air with ZionaurA!

ZionaurA "Chill" was released online (itunes, Amazon, CD baby, and many more) in April 2008.
The 11 song Album immediately received rave reviews from two respected music magazines, and
several online sources. By mid summer '08, DJ's from around the world began to contact ZionaurA
for a copy of the CD. To date it has received airplay on radio stations in Germany, Spain, Australia,
England, Canada, USA... and the list continues to grow. ZionaurA has also been on regular rotation
at several internet radio stations, and has been played by many night club DJ's. CD sales and
downloads had spawned a following that was eager to see the band perform live.

Having originally been a studio project by Jet Tessmann, it quickly became
clear that this would become a live project. The additional 4 musicians that would complete the 5 member
line-up for ZionaurA live had been carefully selected. The roster is made up of Dallas
music scene veterans of the cover song and original scenes, as well as 2 members with music degrees.
This level of talent and experience makes this band unique and incredibly versatile.

The band can perform a 45 minute set, or a dynamic 3 hour show including the 11 tracks from
'Chill', as well as an endless list of covers, and brand new original songs. With the uncanny ability
to put their own spin on a few of the covers they perform, they can brighten the mood and atmosphere
of any venue. The music is bouncy, fun, family friendly, and perfect for patios and summer festivals.
ZionaurA live is an escape from the ordinary...to an island of paradise!