There's this unbelievable story about Zoid being an alien from another planet called "Vulva," and that he's over 500 years old. What he REALLY is, is one hell of a guitar player, singer, songwriter, and midi sequence writer who puts it all together like nobody else. He is known to have been in some rather wild and wooly rock'n'roll bands, including Yancy Derringer, THE... VERS, and theXpairOmentals.
After spending some time initiating the guitar parts for Tom Lapp's "Death of the Illuminati" rock opera, Zoid has been playing duo with gifted singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist "Tiffer the Riffer" Tiffany Hulse in a duo called "Tiff 'n' Zoid, based in Cape Coral.
He's on numerous records and CD's as a recording artist, and he's played venues as diverse as the Five Flags Civic Center in Dubuque, Iowa; Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Park West in Chicago; Headliner's in Madison, Wisconsin; the UW Stock Pavilion in Madison, Wisconsin; the Madison, WI, Civic Center; and Key West Willie's on the Gulf Coast of Florida.
He conservatively estimates that he's played professionally something like 2,500 times, during which time, his bands have shared billing with many internationally known acts including: U2, Loverboy, Ted Nugent, Cheap Trick, Head East, REO Speedwagon, the Ramones, the Romantics, the Stranglers, Split Enz, Wall of Voodoo, the Greg Kihn Band, the Grass Roots, Leslie West, Adrian Belew, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Billy Squire, and many others.
He now plays solo, which he has done previously at various times during his career, usually on nothing more than a jumbo flattop, but for a dozen years now he’s been writing midi sequences, played though a digital sound module, which gives him all the sound of any band or orchestral format he wishes, although his favorite medium is the classic 5-piece rock band. But there’s never any doubt about who is up front, and where the music ultimately comes from.
Zoid is also the guitarist for Passion for Power, a 7-piece band campaigning a rock opera with narration, written by Tom Lapp, called "Death of the Illuminati," which is planning on touring soon.