Midori and Ezra Boy, a San Francisco Bay Area rock band, brings a revved up twist to the Pop-Rock genre. Inspired by everything from Rock n' Roll of the 1970's to The Black Keys to Grace Potter, lead singer Midori Longo belts vocals like a true rockstar and is backed by the wailing fervor produced by bandmates Sean Zilla, Dave Briggs, and Tiger Yakimoto.
Mona Lisa, MEZB's newly released album, is a project two years in the making and combines the band's old soul rock roots with modern driving rhythms. The song "Way to Close" was co-written by all four members of the band and brings together the individual style of each band member. Lush background vocals fronted by Midori's edgy vocals give the simple, straightforward rock and roll song a unique sound.
With Mona Lisa under their belt, Midori and Ezra Boy are hitting the road to promote the record and share their unique sound with rock fans across the country. They have already torn up stages all along the West Coast from The Bottlerock Festival in Napa, CA to The Crocodile in Seattle, WA. Music enthusiasts who have never heard or seen Midori and Ezra Boy before, "walk out with their soul cleansed" by the homage paid to the Rock legends who came before them.
After being together for 2 years and spending countless hours in a crammed van, MEZB are like family and use this relationship to help them on their journey of creating the perfect rock song. Lead singer Midori Longo has been performing since the age of 13 and will not stop pursuing her dream until she is performing to sold out stadiums.
As a writer, Midori looks to create material that resonates with her fans and initiates a connection through music. Laying down the bass groove is longtime musician and audio engineer Tiger Yakimoto who interned and then signed at Sound Cell, original label for Brian McKnight and Take 6. He writes or co-writes the majority of the material for MEZB and is constantly working to write his perfect rock song. Keeping the band playing in tempo and giving them a true rock sound is drummer Dave Briggs. Touring since he was 14 years old, Dave is driven by a strong passion for everything music related and goes crazy when he is not doing something for the band. Last but not least is the wild and crazy lead guitar player Sean Zilla. His exuberant stage presence and guitar playing brings life to MEZB's live performances which get the fans off their feet and involved in the show.
MEZB are currently playing shows across California and fan-by-fan are looking to establish themselves as a premier pop-rock band in today's cluttered music marketplace. Their distinctive blend of musical inspiration lead by Midori's powerful vocals give MEZB a sound unlike another band in the genre. Look for more things to come in the near future from Midori and Ezra Boy!
Midori and Ezra Boy Contact Information:
Jamie Barnes (Manager): (707) 360-5187
Dave Briggs (Booking Manager): (707) 953-1777
Mailing Address: 50 Commerce Lane, Unit S, Cloverdale CA 95425