Multi-Instrumentalist/Producer Zo! is Detroit-area born and raised, Lorenzo Ferguson.
Music was always present in and around the Ferguson house, which led to Zo! taking piano lessons at age 6… which he absolutely despised. The idea of working toward a Major League Baseball career served as the greatest inspiration through his teenage years much more so than the concept of practicing music. After his parents consistently pushed and encouraged him to stick with music, Zo! discovered a newfound passion by teaching himself how to play piano by ear by age 11. Zo! got his production start in 1992 when his parents brought home a Proteus MPS keyboard and a Brother PDC100 sequencer for him to figure out. Since then, he has emphasized the use of live instrumentation as the blueprint for his music while constantly looking to expand his sound with each album release.
Sy Smith has long since solidified her place in underground soul music. This Los Angeles based singer songwriter produce helped to cultivate the nu soul scene in that City more than 10 years ago, a scene which now boasts some of the most progressive artist in that genre to date, some of whom came directly from Sy’s band line ups. Sy has supported a host of world renown artists including Whitney Houston, Usher, Chaka Khan, Macey Gray, Sheila E, The Foreign Exchange and The Rickey Minor Band (as seen on American Idol for 6 seasons). Sy pushes her own boundaries in shows with her recently found musical brother Zo, where Sy can be seen not only manipulating her own vocals with self controlled effect pedals, she is also playing synth bass. To call her a triple threat is truly an understatement.
Carmen Rodgers is a Neo Soul singer from Dallas Texas. She has two albums to her credit in the shape of The Bitter Suite 2010 and Free 2004. Brand New Album – Stargazer drops Feb 2015.
Info & tickets
Simon 07825 588 867 East West & North!
Michael 07762072845 South London
Tickets are just £20.00 each
We will also be at THE HMV INSTITUTE in Birmingham on Saturday 21st March. On sale there 14th January.