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Sampere / The Zotz / The Laminators / Blackmail
Sampere’s first single, “The Fallen,” was written to inspire those to overcome what they might think is impossible; purely to embrace the fight within. The song was named in Syracuse’s Top 20 Songs of 2016 by rock alternative music station, 95X. For the past year, after absolutely killing their first show together, they have been busy blasting their name across the region and most recently, releasing their debut EP, “World of Illusion.”
Syracuse, NY has set the stage for Sampere; building their fan base, providing recognition, and instilling motivation with partnering artists. Sampere will be promoting the release of their newest single, “Give It Up,” with a Fall tour in cities including Louisville, Detroit, Boston, New York City, and more.
“We want to share our music, play our music, and gain a bigger audience in local and regional markets,” says Matt. Fans from all over the East coast will be able to find venues rocking and jamming with Sampere.
The band’s inspiration originates from a common thread of reaching a balanced state-of-mind while creating music together, and the desire to diffuse inspiration amongst their fans. Matt describes how the lyrics written are often generated from daily encounters, both positive and negative, while DJ forwardly states, “drumming is everything. Without the beat… life would be flat, bland, and one-dimensional.”
The Zotz formed in Spring 2015 originally as a 2-piece guitar, vocals and drums. After a few months of playing , Bobby and Shawn decided to complete the sound by adding a bass player. Within a few days of searching found the perfect fit. Adding Matthew to the group and coming together to create a unique sound reimiscent of the 70’s old school punk with hooks and relatable originals songs based on life experiences. They are fast, hard and fun. Simple and fast drum hits, dynamic leads with sarcastic and heartfelt vocals and rockin bass lines that cut through. The Zotz are a refreshing unique, but surprisingly familiar sound that will make you want to bop your head, tap your foot, shake your fist in the air, and smile, laugh, sing along and dance. Our live shows are always fun and we want to include our audience to join in and have as much fun as us.
We are the Laminators, busters of guts and melters of faces. The greatest band Metro Detroit has ever seen!!!
BLACKMAIL is a HARD ROCK band from Detroit with a funky, bluesy, soulful edge. The band has been nominated for outstanding heavy rock act @ the 2017 Detroit Music Awards. Blackmail features the amazing frontman/vocalist Mayaasa, the atomic rockin bluesy guitar of Mike Brooks, the heavy bottom of bassist Poco “SEEDS” strummer, & the thundering drums of Doug Austin. Blackmail combines influences from Van Halen, Prince, Living Colour , Lenny Kravitz , Metallica, JB & more into their own unique style. The band has been rocking the motor city with electrifying live shows for 10 years, received local & national press & airplay & have put out 3 cd’s, Ghetto Rock, The Hard Groove, & their latest, Sonic Rendezvous