Here's hoping you all had a great Christmas and New Year. We
we're busy penning the songs that are to be our second album. We're
a committed bunch of Muso's here at
Z&P HQ and the whole band were in
the studio starting work on the album 1st January.. Now thats
getting down to business.
We jumped head long into the album with Jack Eggelstone (drums) and Andrew Brown (bass)
laying down the rhythm tracks in two days. Llion Roberson is back
with us Engineering and Mixing the album so we're in safe hands.
This weeks we'll be bringing in additional players to really expand
the songs as creatively as possible. We have Jazz Ledged Lee Goodall coming into the studio to lay down
some Wood Wind instruments and John 'Catfish' Thomas will be
bringing the Cosmic Country element to the party with his Pedal
Steel. We're having loads of fun making this record. Can't wait for
you all to hear it!
Another Excellent week on Radio!!
With Radio Shows reviewing 2012 Musical high points 'Zervas&
Pepper' picked up some fine accolades.
BBC 6 Music,
Mark Radcliffe & Stuart Macconie picked 'Cigar Store Indian' as a
highlight as did Tom Robinson.
Don Letts choose 'Buffalo Crow' as
BBC Radio Wales,
Adam Walton choose 'One Man Show' in his top sounds of 2012.
A great end to an excellent year for our Music, here's to a
creative and exciting 2013.. xx
Hello and thanks for dropping by to check out the latest
Z&P news. Autumn 2012 has sure been a great couple of
months for us! Performing some great shows across the UK,
highlights include our completely sold-out headline show in
our home town of cardiff's Clwb Ifor Bach where we also launched
our first official music video for 'One Man Show' and performed
with a full 7-piece band.
Also performing a live acoustic session/interview on BBC
Radio 2's incredibly popular 'Wake up to Wogan' show in
September. Further highlights were debuting the full band in
London for a show in 'The Windmill' Brixton and playing a further
sold-out show as part of Wale's SWN festival alongside the
fantastic Al Lewis and Paper Aeroplanes and organised by
the brilliant NewSoundWales. And finally of course releasing
our latest single 'Buffalo Crow' that's currently hitting the
UK national airwaves! It's digital-only at the minute and you
can purchase it on iTunes.
Coming up we've got
a fantastic BBC Radio 2 appearance on the lovely 'Janice
We'll be joining Janice to chat, Pick some great tunes and take
part in the new 'Spoken word' section of the show! It's a late
one but be sure not to miss it!
We're also extremely pleased to announce that we'll be
performing on BBC 6 Music live in session/interview for the
Lauren Laverne show with our band on the 30th of
this month (Nov).
We'll be performing the new single 'Buffalo Crow' amongst others
and chatting to Lauren about forthcoming news etc! Be sure to tune
in for this and feel free to text or email the show as we're on as
we love to hear from you!
Coming up gig-wise we'll be providing support for the brilliant
Beth Rowely at the Fleece in Bristol at the end of the month and
also supporting the incredible 'Band of Skulls' at their show
at Cardiff's Coal Exchange in early Dec. We're also playing as part
of an intimate songwriters Circle' Show in Penarth, S.
Glam. Tickets for all shows are available now, Check our events
page for details.
Finally we're truly ecstatic to announce that we'll be heading
out on tour in February/March 2013 supporting the rather brilliant
Canadian Songstress Lindi Ortega on all of her UK Dates.
We'll be performing a stripped-back acoustic set for these shows
with perhaps one or two guests musicians at a couple of the shows.
We're very much looking forward to it and we hope to see you there!
Check the our 'Events' page for more details.
Hi peeps and thanks again for stopping by. Well, It's been
a great spring/summer 2011 for Z&P and we're still buzzing from
performing at some Wales' best summer festivals and the
overwhelming response the new album is getting! Be sure to check
out the latest (Oct 11) issue of superb Americana/ Country
publication 'Maverick' magazine which sees 'Somewhere' reviewed
with 4 out of 4 stars!
Our performance at Green Man was certainly the amongst the
highlights for us, With sunny skys and an almost packed-out crowd
in the courtyard things couldn't have been better, Thanks to all of
you who caught our set and we're certain you had just as great a
weekend as ourselves with all of the incredible bands/shows on
We'd love to do it all again, Hopefully next year :) If you'd
like to see us there again let those lovely people at
And hey...You never know, And thanks. Check out our interview from
the festival for the BBC by clicking this link - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00jy3pj
Also we're pleased to announce that our track 'Cigar Store
Indian' is BBC Radio Wales 'Single of the week' this coming
October, Our second SOTW this year! So thanks to those wonderful
folk at the BBC once again, And please put in your requests to hear
more Z&P on the station, It's greatly appreciated.
Less than a week away is our support show for Ex 'Gene'
Frontman Martin Rossiter in the lovely St Georges Hall in Bristol
on the 28 Sept, Martin is a fantastic singer/songwriter so this is
sure be a great night in one of Bristol's oldest and cosiest
So that's it for now folks and keep your eye on our events
listings for more upcoming shows. Have a great Autumn! Z&P