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ZenSome / Bio

ZenSome is an accomplished five-piece band fronted by the dynamic Bridget Dawkins.
ZenSome will funk rock and roll your soul with your favorite R’n’B, blues, rock, soul & funk covers.
Good music, good times, good karma – and zen some!
Night clubs • Private parties • Corporate events • Weddings & more...
For bookings or to get on our email list: zensomeband@gmail.com

More About Zen Some

Bridget Dawkins. Her name is synonymous with pure, honey-laced, yet soulful, vocals. She has performed with the Sounds of Blackness, Power of 10, Michael Bolton, Barry Manilow and Grammy-Award Winning vocalist Larnelle Harris to name a few. Many refer to her as “Tina” for her Tina Turner-style vocal abilities. An engaging and dynamic performer, Bridget will have you up and out of your seat and dancing the night away!

Stephen "The Captain" Vertnik has been tickling the ivories since the late 1960's with a variety of groups, including Rumors, Genuine Taste, Playback, The Sneetches and Stevie Renner & The Rennegades. Steve is a seasoned professional who’s Blues, Rock, Fusion, and Jazz keyboard chops are in demand on stage and in studio alike.

Palani "p2" Pozzani grew up in Kobe, Japan studying classical piano as a youngster, then picked up the drums in 6th grade because he wanted to "rock out". Since arriving in the Twin Cities in the mid 80's, Palani has had the pleasure of performing with bands like Milton's Playhouse, Blue Matter, Shane's Gang, The Sneetches, and musical theater productions like 10 Years Later, Vixens: The Sexy Bad Girl Revue, and Schoolhouse Rock Live.

John Hermansen is a Minnesota native who has a taste for eclectic rhythms, jazz-influenced melodies and guitar chords that have yet to be named. John has performed at a variety of venues for over 30 years with bands like Legal Tender, The Boneshakers, Wood Brothers Band, Mojo Bliss, and Dr. Bellows. He enjoys synchronized swimming and scrap booking.

Gary "Chili Dogg" Miller has performed with a variety of Twin Cities bands, including Lucky Town, Higher Mind, and Prophets of Soul; he has also performed with members of Sounds of Blackness and the Renee Austin Band. Chili Dogg is bipedal, sentient and has opposing thumbs and forefingers.

General Info

Band Members
Bridget Dawkins - lead vocals; Palani Pozzani - drums/vocals; Stevie Vertnik - keys/vocals; John Hermansen - guitar/vocals; Gary Miller - bass.
Artist Name
Home Page
Active Since
R&B/Soul / Rock / Blues

Contact Info

Minneapolis, MN
Palani Pozzani