Powerful and original; CAPITAL Zen has swept the scene with innovative riffs and challenging compositions. With a wide spectrum of inspiration, CAPITAL Zen’s roots tap everything from Jazz to Punk, Prog to Classical, Metal to Blues, along with many other stops in between. Zen creates a feel and tone unlike any other. Since 2009 CAPITAL Zen has managed to progress and shape unique grooves, while refusing to sacrifice quality vocals or thought provoking lyrics. With a little unzi and perhaps some 7/9, CAPITAL Zen keeps the blood flowing and feet stomping.
CAPITAL Zen is constantly working to bring their high energy dance party to new venues throughout the northeast and beyond. Performing over 100 shows last year, Zen strives to consistently surprise their fans night after night. With a variety of covers sprinkled throughout each set, accompanied by an entrancing light production, every show is an event.
Over the past three years, while rolling around the Northeastern US, CAPITAL Zen has been blessed to share the stage with many great artists. Including some of Zen’s greatest inspirations and friends, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Garaj Mahal, Bernie Worell, Kung Fu, Dopapod, Rublebucket Orchestra, Twiddle, Lucid, Tony Vacca & World Rhythms featuring Mark Egan, Caravan of Thieves, Sophistafunk, Aqueous, FiKus, ShwizZ, and many more.
Zen has also been privileged to be mainstays at Camp Bisco, playing Bisco 9,10 and 11. As well as Backwoods Pondfest in ’09 ’10 ’11 ’12. CAPITAL Zen has taken the stage at many other great music festivals. Including, The Big Up, Wormtown Music Festival, Sterling Stage, The Upstate Boogie, The Strawberry Jam, Evolve Fest and many more. Zen takes on large and small stages with the same intensity, whether as headliner, support, or late night act.
CAPITAL Zen heads into 2013 looking forward to the recording and release of the group’s third album “Party BooBy traP”. Along with the continued opportunity to entertain music lovers everywhere.