The Zombies

Western Reserve Folk Arts Association presents

The Zombies

Don DiLego

Sat, March 24, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$45.00 - $60.00

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The Zombies
The Zombies
About The Zombies:
The second U.K. band following the Beatles to score a #1 hit in America, The Zombies infiltrated the airwaves with the sophisticated melodies, breathy vocals, choral back-up harmonies and jazzy keyboard riffs of their 1960’s hit singles “She’s Not There” and “Tell Her No.” Ironically, the group broke-up just prior to achieving their greatest success – the worldwide chart-topping single “Time of the Season,” from their swan-song album Odessey & Oracle, ranked #100 in Rolling Stone’s ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time.’ To this day, generations of new bands have cited The Zombies’ work as pop touchstones, and the band continues to be embraced by new generations of fans.

Following the break-up of the original band, Blunstone went on to develop an acclaimed solo career, and Argent rocked ‘70’s arenas with his eponymous band ARGENT, but the legend of The Zombies continued to take on a life of its own. By the start of the new Millennium, Blunstone and Argent were inspired to resurrect The Zombies. The media excitedly welcomed their return, leading to a 2011 performance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

2013-2016 has marked a major resurgence for the band, with two U.K. and five U.S. tours (including stops at SXSW in Austin, NYC’s Central Park SummerStage, Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival and Milwaukee SummerFest)…the American release of their new album, Breathe Out, Breathe In (Huffington Post’s David Wild called the album “inspired” and said “some songs recall the haunting melodic heights of the group’s 1968 masterpiece Odessey and Oracle.”)… the debut on & VEVO of their first-ever music video for “Any Other Way”… a PBS Special filmed on the legendary Austin City Limits stage….Eminem’s sample/cover version of “Time of the Season” on his comeback album… the amazing Keira Knightley "She's Not There" campaign for Coco Chanel… The release of 2015’s Still Got That Hunger… and the announcement of their second nomination to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame
Don DiLego
Don DiLego
Don has released 5 studio albums and 1 full-length score for the motion picture “Ranchero.” His last album, ‘Magnificent Ram A’, (One Little Indian/Velvet Elk) was “DiLego’s Masterpiece” if you are to believe No Depression, and a “Stunner of a record”, if you’re willing to concede that opinion to Paste Magazine. Either way, Don was quite pleased with the album title, which he scribed after his umpteenth trip to The Museum of Natural History, in NYC, where he currently resides, on Avenue C.

Before releasing his last record, he produced albums for Jesse Malin and Hollis Brown, among others, and continues to write with the electro-twang side project Beautiful Small Machines which he started with Bree Sharp after David Duchovny stopped issuing restraining orders on her.

Don’s dad had a train station bar when he was growing up in Western Massachusetts and his first record was a 45 of “Rhinestone Cowboy” by Glen Campbell…who he would often mix up with The Lone Ranger, which makes kind of a lot of sense if you think about it. Since then, he has purchased other non-Rhinestone Cowboy related records, but still pines for the “good ol days” when you could wear “something bejeweled and sparkly” while singing country songs.

In September of 2017, Don released his new single, “Different Man,” an ode to his far East Village neighborhood, on Velvet Elk / One Little Indian…really on the hopes of buying some time to finish his next full length record which he already has the name of but doesn’t know if anyone pays attention to album titles any more.
Venue Information:
The Kent Stage
175 East Main
Kent, OH, 44240