Another Roadside Attraction is a 3-piece rock band based in Sarasota Florida. Formed in 2009, ARA released their debut album, Deluxe & Delightful, in early September 2011. A DIY project, the album was recorded and mixed in Mark's home studio. The band has enjoyed regular airplay on 96.5 WSLR with Sometimes Blind, Laundromat, and Square Dude in a Crop Circle. Their second album, Not Oat Action, was released in early December 2012.
ARA’s ever-evolving list of influences include Son Volt, Roxy Music, Wilco, Cream, Miles Davis, Soul Coughing, The Clash, Glen Campbell, Television, Pink Floyd and Radiohead. Also Grant Lee Buffalo, Buffalo Springfield, mid-period Bowie and The Misunderstood.
Another Roadside Attraction has performed in most Sarasota venues, including The Box Social, The Venue, Fogartyville, Felice’s, Cock n’ Bull, Caragiulo’s, Mr. Beery’s, Growler's Pub, The Shamrock Pub, Gecko’s, Polo Grill, and Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, along with events such as The Orange Blossom Jamboree, Save The Gulf, A Very Merry Jerry Day, The Indie Railroad, Blackbird: A Tribute to the Beatles, and The Crystal Classic (Siesta Key Sand Sculpture Competition), among others. ARA's song Hard Drive was selected this year for the Sarasota Florida-based compilation CD, Noise Ordinance 3.
Another Roadside Attraction is comprised of three humans. These humans are called Mark Zampella (guitar, mellophone, vocals), Paul Louis (bass, keyboards, vocals),and Ted Sipes (drums, spoken word).