Starting from early music inspiration, Art Zimmer (vocals/guitar) and Chris Zimmer (vocals/bass) grew up around live music. Their father A.D. Zimmer is a 30 year master of the bass guitar, playing with bands such as Immaculate Mary and currently playing in the Lou Gramm Band. Whether it’s a live show or a flat bass line from the basement, it was easy to find inspiration from their father. At the age of 16 Chris and Art started a band called 16-Bit, a three piece punk rock band. 16-bit lasted about two and a half years and fell apart due to conflicting ideas.
A year or so went by and the brothers couldn't go without writing and preforming their music.
They got back together with the drummer from 16-Bit and started a band called What It’s Worth. Their drummer dropped out after six months and the search for a new drummer began. Art and Chris soon found Kyle Craw (drums) and started practicing again. They played 30 or so shows and received over 100,000 views on Myspace.com. The band broke up due to challenges in life.
Two years went by and it would seem that the brother’s song writing days were over. But, as the musician saying goes, “once a musician, always a musician”. The bug bit Art one day and he started trolling craigslist.org for bands. He contacted Steve Mackin (guitar) and set up a jam session. It was “guitarist at first sight”! At that time, it was just Art and Steve with two guitars and a drummer that was a little off base from what they were looking for. Steve and Art set out to find a drummer that fit the part. While in the search process, Art called his brother Chris. Chris picked up the bass and started writing again. This new band started creating some of the brother’s best music yet.
The band shuffled through five different drummers and landed with Anthony Raymond (drums). Soon after, the band Mulu Lizi was formed! Mulu Lizi is the name of a star and means “Man of fire”. Although the band was happy with the music they were creating, something was off. Anthony was a hard rock drummer, and after 6 months, life issues came up and we had to go our separate ways. It had been about three years since Art last talked with Kyle Craw, but he figured he would give him a call. Kyle showed up to practice and we soon realized we had found the missing piece. Mulu Lizi was complete!
Now Mulu Lizi is writing new music and recording. Mulu Lizi has been playing live since summer, 2012 and we continue to play local shows and festivals.