in Northern New Jersey, Zuka
originally began in 1994 with founding member Anthony Suriano
writing and recording demo material that would eventually
become their first release "Supplemental Restraints".
By the middle of 1995, Zuka found themselves ready to sign
a 3 record artist development deal with the ASi Music Group.
The groundwork for their first record commenced in the early
days of 1996, as the band entered the studio with engineer
Brian Fitzgerald. Nearly a full year in the making, "Supplemental
Restraints" was released regionally on April 30, 1997
and has successfully sold hundreds of copies while hitting
the airwaves of over 20 college stations in the tri-state
area, with numerous spins at commercial radio on such stations
as WZZO, WDHA, and WHTG.
the years that have followed, Zuka
has been steadily building a solid foundation for which they
can ultimately achieve their musical goals. With their intelligent
song writing and captivating live shows, they have begun to
build a dedicated fan base. In addition to being awarded many premier performances at music
festivals, National openers, and radio sponsored events.
known for their impressive vocal ability and heavy guitar
instrumentations, Zuka’s members are Anthony Suriano
(lead vocals/acoustic and electric guitar), James Slick (lead
guitar/backing vocals), Dawn Wilson (backing vocals),Scott
Stark (bass), Karen Stark ( Keyboards) and Charlie Zeleny on drums.
the overall success of "Supplemental Restraints"
and many set backs behind them, Anthony began to write new
material in 99' for the next record when he met James Slick,
where an immediate bond quickly moved him into the band which
led to the collaboration of many new songs for the upcoming
record. During this period, pro drummer MJ Law of Solution
a.d. (Atlantic Records), joined forces with Zuka to prepare
and record the new record as a group effort with engineers
Brian Fitzgerald, Doc Nagle, Anthony Suriano and Jim Slick
as well. The entire process from start to finish was over
14 months where the band attempted to create a masterpiece
from the songs themselves through the recording process down
to the details of the art design that would succeed and surpass
their first effort and stand the test of time.
here to Where?" was finally released in July of 2000.
The CD was spun quickly throughout the East Coast in early
September on over 50 college & commercial radio stations
on a campaign with the help of radio promoter Joe Sweeney
& Onewing Promotions, while selling hundreds and hundreds
of copies throughout the region and overseas in Europe and
the band has experienced solid new additions and will continue
to perform throughout NJ, NY and Eastern PA to promote the
record in various situations to include high energy original
shows and hosting entire evenings while mixing in carefully
blended modern and classic Rock covers. Watch for new Zuka
songs coming in the future!
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