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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Zen Warship
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Story behind your band/artist name: We came up with the name Zen Warship to represent the duality in modern life. People seeking solace and peace but also conflict, destruction, violence are all around us. We have to find ways to confront all of these experiences. And like music, listeners seek intensity, action, while also searching for sounds of harmony and tranquility. The juxtaposition of an image of zen musicians confronting life with the intensity of a warship seemed appealing.
Band Members: Tyler Moselle: guitar; Phil Marnell: vocals/keys; Reuven Sussman; drums; Ben Devries: trumpet; Roberto Giberti: bass; Richie Hertzberg: Trombone
What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Washington DC
At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Tyler the guitarist had played in punk and funk bands in Boston and New York City. After moving back to DC several years ago he saw George Clinton perform at 9:30 Club and had always loved Fugazi and Minor Threat. He was inspired to start up another band in DC that blended funk, rock, and punk. He found singer Phil Marnell who shared similar music interests and the band grew from that initial friendship and music sensibility.
Our bass player, Roberto Giberti, is known for his performance skills and wild dancing. After a gig at Mason Inn, a fan told the band: I wish everyone in the group had terrets like the bass player.
Our trumpet player, Ben Devries, is also a talented jazz musician and often can be seen playing pick up gigs around the city.
Our drummer Reuven Sussman also plays drums for a group in Canada, which he also manages and often travels back and forth to perform there.
Our trombone player, Richie Hertzberg, is a talented filmmaker and filmed our first music video, to be released February 17, 2018.
Anything else we should know, or you want to share:
Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/ZenWarshipBand/?ref=bookmarks
Other Links: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7LMpLpE8otibmIn_FZeq9g
Main Genre: Funk
Other Genres: funk-rock, punk-disco, post-punk, alternative rock