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The best kept secret in music

Press


"GUITAR PLAYER Magazine"

“Scorching debut album" - Matt Blackett


"ALBUM NETWORK Magazine"

“Racquel Zonté has done such a masterful job of blending her influences (capitalizing on her guitar virtuosity) that she pushes the envelope, coming up with what could be the sound of the new millennium.” - Album Reviewer


"LOS ANGELES TIMES"

“Zonté - Winner of Phillip Morris Dueling Diva Contest by a landslide-her guitar virtuosity knocked the competition out” - Times Music Reviewer


"INDIA WEST Magazine"

“Alt-Rock with an Exotic Pedigree…she can’t be categorized with the rest of alternative rock’s army of posturing, plaintive females.” - Lisa Tsering


"FEMALE FYI Magazine"

“Zonte is a ripe, edgy songwriter and performer with intuitive talent for communicating her emotions through an absorbing blend of vocal and guitar- she is sure to become one of the most respected guitarists in the music industry. You’ll definitely want to watch this woman’s career.” - Rita M.


"ILLINOIS ENTERTAINER"

“Racquel Zonte proves to be a diverse composer and performer on Give Yourself Away. Her music is an original new rock sound that explores rock, jazz, and techno pop. Zonte also wields a pretty mean electric guitar particularly on harder edged material like Do You Know and Infatuation. Another highlight is the frothy vintage pop of Boyfriend.” - Chicagolands Music Monthly


"INDIA POST Magazine"

“Like her predecessors, Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix, she has maintained her integrity by not selling out and giving us a sound that is raw, energetic and creative, something the music scene is in desperate need of.” - Yon Dumont


"GIRLS' LIFE"

What you getis some good solid guitar playing with a sound thats unique and raw. Some critics have accused her of having too many solos on her album but how can you have too much of a good thing? You can just envision her fingers dancing across those guitar strings. Racquel rock on! - Music Editor


"MUSIC CONNECTION"

Rocaquel Zonte ws recently voted the most popular Diva in the Virginia Slims Dueling Divas music competition. She won thanks to votes from music fans during a five week campaign that featured live performances. - Local Notes


"INDIA CURRENTS"

Indian-American guitarist Zonte grabs you with her songwriting and guitar prowess asshe journeys from cocktail jazz to hiphop to rock. - Teed Rockwell


Discography

Give Yourself Away
Bhangra Rock

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Bio

A 13-year old runaway girl teaches herself to play guitar in a small suburban apartment in Chicago. Although she didn’t know it at the time, Roq Zonté discovered an ideal way to express repressed
emotions from a tumultuous childhood, and a perfect outlet for her wild, creative streak. Now based in Los Angeles, Roq is the founder and
driving force behind pop-rock power trio Zonte. Roq has steadily built her career on astonishing raw talent, passion and steely determination.

Roq has already successfully released a solo album. This bold and richly textured collection of guitar-fueled tracks portrayed a captivating style
that earned acclaim in many renowned publications. The album was supported with live shows and in-store performances in many locations including
New York, Las Vegas and various California cities. Along the way, Rocky easily won the heavily publicized Virginia Slims Dueling Divas competition, where votes were cast based on original songs and live performance. Also, Rocky was flown to New York as a finalist in a national competition for a
Spike Lee commercial.

Cooch on drums and Itchy on bass guitar provide the sturdy backbone for Zonte. This refreshing nirvana-like threesome is currently working on songs for a second album. The dynamic new music engages listeners with attention-grabbing style. Distinctive riff-driven, groove-oriented songs with
anthem-like progressions that stay in the mind. Once again, Roq Zonte is proving herself a phenomenal songwriter and guitar-playing prodigy,
not withstanding her exotic allure and photogenic sex appeal. A quintessential artist with innate pop sensibility who pours her heart and soul into her music.