Zebra Mussels Press Kit Color


Zebra Mussels Press Kit Color
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who we are
The Zebra Mussels, founded in 1997, are a five piece rock and roll cover band that
performs everything from Prince to Bonnie Raitt, Alanis Morissette to Aretha Franklin -we truly have something to please everyone, and we always interact with our audience
in a way that makes them feel like they are part of the show.
We have been playing to consistent crowds in the Twin Cities Metro and St. Croix
Valley for several years. We have grown a loyal fan base by constantly adding to our
700+ email list which we use along with other social networking tools to promote our
upcoming shows on a regular basis. We also work with club owners to implement
special incentives such as birthday parties, benefits for local food shelves, targeted
drink specials, and other promotional events to ensure consistent crowds.
Featuring three talented lead singers and well-blended harmony, we place great
emphasis on the vocal aspect of our performance. To that end, we have recently
expanded the band to include Trish Sisson, one of the most dynamic female vocalists
in the Twin Cities.
We understand that song selection, placement, and delivery are critical elements not
only in attracting a large audience, but also in keeping a club filled with happy patrons.
Our musicians have strong improvisational skills and the ability to switch between several
instruments throughout the sets, making each performance unique and exciting.
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Trish Sisson - vocals
Trish’s career began at age 16 in Miami, Florida when she joined her first band, Miami Hot.
She’s been rockin’ the house ever since, performing coast to coast with artists such as Gloria
Estefan and The Miami Sound Machine, the Bee Gees, KC & the Sunshine Band, Freddie
Hubbard, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nell Carter and Loretta Lynn. She has been the Mistress of
Ceremonies, featured vocalist, and vocal director for large-scale production shows in Atlantic
City, New York, San Diego, Philadelphia, and on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast.
dale martell - guitar, vocals
Dale grew up in Somerset, Wisconsin, picking up the guitar at age 9. He has toured as a
guitarist with the Beach Boys and as a singer and guitarist with Mike Love, lead singer of
the Beach Boys. Dale brings enthusiasm and creativity to his performances, blending rock,
folk, blues and bluegrass into outstanding, exciting shows. Dale divides his time between The
Zebra Mussels, bluegrass band Pickin’ Up Steam, and his family. Dale sings and plays electric
guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, and fiddle.
Chris Boston - bass, vocals
A Chicago native, Chris Boston’s musical journey began in the 4th grade with ukulele lessons.
His earliest musical influences were Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath and Chicago. Be it blues,
rock, jazz, bluegrass, or metal, Chris provides his bandmates solid, crisp rhythmic support
and finely articulated grooves. He has performed extensively all over the Midwest with many
bands including Second Wind, Onyx, Front Street, Bottom Line, The Alter Boys and Boston
Haas. His career highlights include sharing the stage with such greats as Nazareth, Kansas,
Judy Collins, Charlie Bingham, Howard Luedtke, and Clyde Stubblefield.
john koziol - keyboards
John Koziol has been entertaining Midwest audiences for over 30 years. Every time he steps
on stage he delivers energy, creativity, and a rockin’ good time for all. John taught music at
St. Paul Academy for 25 years, and is the director of the Hamline University jazz program.
Past bands include Masquerade, Zypper, The Score, The Steel Cats, OceaNation and One
Nation. He has shared the stage with many national acts, including Night Ranger, Great
White, Davey Jones, REO Speedwagon, and Fergie Frederiksen of Toto. John also plays with
andy artz - drums
Born in Pittsburgh, Andy grew up in Apple Valley, Minnesota. He started playing drums
at age 11, and has been making lots of noise and breaking sticks ever since. By day he
teaches drumming privately. By night he’s a prized sideman known for his versatility and
professionalism, fluent in drum set and percussion styles spanning hard rock to jazz to world
music. He runs the Andy Artz Society Orchestra, and also plays with the Robert Everest
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Partial song list
Let’s go Crazy
Purple Rain
You Oughta Know
I Wish
Higher Ground
Lady Marmalade
Separate Ways
Would I Lie To You
Working for the Weekend
Sweet Child O’ Mine
Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Play That Funky Music
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Bobby McGee
Gimme One Reason
Thing Called Love
You Can Leave Your Hat On
I Will Survive
You Shook Me All Night Long
Upper Mississippi Shakedown
Don’t Get Me Wrong
Synchronicity II
Chain Of Fools
L.A. Woman
You Wreck Me
American Girl
You Can Call Me Al
Brown Sugar
Born To Run
Sweet Home Alabama
Rocky Top
Brown Eyed Girl
Further On Down The Road
Mary Had A Little Lamb
What I Like About You
Never Been Any Reason
Roll Over Beethoven
Alanis Morissette
Stevie Wonder
Eric Clapton
Patty LaBelle
Guns N’ Roses
Wild Cherry
Pat Benatar
Janis Joplin
Tracy Chapman
Bonnie Raitt
Joe Cocker
Gloria Gaynor
Lamont Cranston Blues Band
The Police
Aretha Franklin
Matchbox Twenty
Tom Petty
Tom Petty
Paul Simon
The Rolling Stones
Steely Dan
Bruce Springsteen
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Van Morrison
Eric Clapton
Stevie Ray Vaughan
The Beatles
The Romantics
Head East
Electric Light Orchestra
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clients & Venues
The Blue Fox - Arden Hills, MN
St. Croix Live - Stillwater, MN
The Village Inn - North Hudson, WI
Willow River Saloon - North Hudson, WI
Neumann’s - North St. Paul, MN
Augie’s - Dresser, WI
Medina Ballroom - Medina, MN
P. D. Pappy’s - Stillwater, MN
The Dugout - Mahtomedi, MN
Lumberjack Days - Stillwater, MN
Pepperfest - North Hudson, WI
Paradise Landing - Balsam Lake, WI
Septemberfest - Eagan, MN
Andiamo River Boats - Stillwater, MN
Hudson Booster Days - Hudson, MN
Wildwood Saloon - Woodville, WI
Iron Horse Saloon - Spring Valley, WI
The Harbor Bar - Hager CIty, WI
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contact us
email [email protected]
Dale Martell
612 - 387 - 0152
Email [email protected]

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