ZenFM, founded by the songwriting and production partnership of John Fossey and Zoran Milavera, is a 5/6piece band offering a unique fusion of Rock, Funk & Soul, delivered in dynamic, stirring and charismatic performances. An accomplished band with a universal arrangement of a vocalists, drums, congas, guitars, bass, electric violin and saxophone.
Also, Zoran Milavera and John Fossey are often performing as an acoustic duo in London songwriting club circuit.
ZenFM engages the audience, taking the performance off the stage onto the dance floor and using diverse stage art-forms such as performance yoga, multi-instrumental players, and hi-fushion music to create a spectacular showcase. A truly original live act, ZenFM’s musical talent integrates screaming rock and rhythmic acoustic guitars, combining soulful and rap vocals with samba / funk percussion, delivered with high-energy dancefloor grooves. Their songwriting talent encompasses strong melodies, with powerful choruses and instantly familiar hooks. Influences are compared to likes of Lenny Kravitz (rock), Santana (latino fusion), Prince (showmanship), James Brown (funk) and the Rolling Stones (blues).
The band is fronted by John Fossey, who together with Z Milavera produced and wrote the album at RP’s StudioX. Furthermore, ZenFM’s independent production / publishing company – RP (Record Production) Consultancy Ltd has independently produced and created the DVD video and documentary set – directed by John Fossey. In his late 20’s, John Fossey is a dual US and British citizen who performs vocals, guitar, keys, bass and drums, and plays many of the parts of the album.
The full live band consists of John Fossey – Vox, Keys and Guitar / Yuki – Guitar / Michel Angelo – Drums / Costa Tancredi / Bass / Z – Guitar / Olof – Congas / Antonio – Sax and G – Keys.
The CD (11 tracks) and DVD (2 videos, 30 min documentary and photo gallery) material have been mastered to broadcast quality standards by Metropolis Studios and Ealing Studios respectively. All products can be downloaded at www.zenfm.net.
ZenFM are quickly becoming a major innovative force in the UK music industry including:
ZenFM currently is broadcasting its documentary and videos via Chapters TV, which has a global audience of 300 million. In addition to daily broadcasting of ZenFM DVD products, Chapters TV music network (www.chapterstv.com) will launch a dedicated ZenFM channel – the first for an unsigned band – expected launch date Oct 2006. Available through Sky and NTL, this channel will air ZenFM concerts, videos, documentaries, interviews, photo galleries, plus footage and videos from associated bands performing at ZenFM’s own festivaljam and hoxton lux bar concerts.
Concerts and Festivals
ZenFM are hosting and promoting their own shows in London with audiences of approx. 1000 per month.
– ZenFM host ‘Festival Jam (www.festivaljam.com), which was watched by a 800 capacity audience ‘Under the Arches’ in London Bridge – SE1. A total of 25 to 35 acts perform at Festival Jam; making it 2006’s most prolific live music event for a one-day, indoor London festival. Festival Jam occurs every 2 months – email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info / www.festivaljam.com). This show will be televised via cable TV.
– ZenFM also host bi-monthly shows at Hoxton Lux Bar, Old Street, N1 and Pop Bar, Soho Street, W1.
– Other venues performed in 2005 / 06 include Shepherds Bush Empire, Ealing Jazz festival, London Astoria, Clapham Grand and Half Moon (Putney).