What happens when you place a guitarist and drummer from New Jersey with a bassist from Maine and a Pianist from Vermont?
- You produce an energized musical chemistry called ZestA.
This quartet plays a delightful blend of original fusion Rock, Jazz, Blues, Funk, Salsa, Latin/Worldbeat and Hip-Hop, while incorporating both prewtitten and improvisation in their music.
Fans from shows often describe it as the 'Good Groove' and always walk away ready for the next show.
The band was formed in the picturesque town of Plymouth, New Hampshire in 2000 as a trio and quickly became a hit with many of the town's college students. In spring of 2000 the band added new drummer TJ Calhoun and Pianist Todd Stoops of the Vermont based band 'Contraption' with original bassist David Joy and guitarist Harry Morris. The new line up allowed more versatile styles of music to interplay with preexisting themes that helped the bands ongoing pursuit of musicaly generated adrenaline rushes.
Having played at many clubs, festivals and non-profit coalition events, ZestA knows just how to keep a crowd on its toes. A tune may start out as hard rock and then change to another style or musical dynamic without a moments notice. It is also common to hear cover songs such as Led Zeppelin's 'Moby Dick' and The Average White Band's 'Pick Up the Pieces' during a live set. This versatile group has performed many shows in central New Hampshire, the Jersey Shore, and several underground parties within the New Brunswick area.
With the debut of their first album, all of with is original material, the band has in the works a full northeast tour over the summer stretching from New Jersey, New York City, Boston, Portland Maine, Burlington and Plymouth, New Hampshire. The tour is expected to be a succes and a future album is now in the works for post summer production.