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Zenobia / Bio

Awarded 2015's "Best CD of the Year" and 2014 Best Song recipient for Religious/Gospel category by The New Mexico Music Awards,

Zenobia began singing in the church choir in Los Angeles where she taught herself to play the piano at 5 years old. She wrote her first song at the age of 9 and taught herself how to play the guitar – left-handed-upside-down, just like Jimi Hendrix did.

Immediately out of high school, Zenobia landed a role in the Los Angeles company of the rock musical, “HAIR”, and was then sent to New York for her Broadway debut.

As a studio backup singer, Zenobia sang for Jane Olivor, Julie Budd, Gene Pitney, Mott the Hoople and is one of the original Weather Girls featured in the disco hit, “It’s Raining Men” written by Paul Shaffer & Paul Jabara. Recording artists Leon Ware, The Ritchie Family and Platinum Hook have recorded her songs. Co-writers have been Carol Bayer Sager, Marti Sharron, Lisa Ratner, Denise Rich and James (D-Train) Williams.

An award winning Producer in advertising, Zenobia has produced singers Patti Austin, Valerie Simpson (Ashford & Simpson), Lou Rawles, Michael Bolton and Busta Rhymes. She produced two 12” charted singles for Streetwise Records, Rockers Revenge's “Living for the Weekend” and her own “In The Night”.

She has written jingles and underscored music to commercials and films such as Theater Grottesco’s “Grottesco’s Shorts.”

In her debut CD, “Home”, Zenobia offers up a unique blend of musical combinations that have inspired her through the years.

She is voting member of NARAS since 1990.

General Info

Artist Name
Zenobia
Profile Page
https://www.reverbnation.com/zenobiac
Active Since
07/10
Genres
Americana / Blues / Contemporary Gospel

Contact Info

Location
Albuquerque, NM

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