Raised in the Fresno sun, early rocker with the Bards. Zamora later developed Jazz and orchestral skills in Music College. Inspired to find his musical destiny by Alan Harkins, Zamora sojourned to the musical kaleidoscope of San Francisco. Fronting underground Rock, Blues and Latin bands, the myth of Zamora started to grow. A wild road trip to LA landed Zamora in a Hollywood bungalow. Where he was soon to find the hallowed vocal chamber of Sunset Studios and share the stage with Van Halen. The man with the chameleon voice, effortlessly transforming himself into Muddy Waters, Jim Morrison, Gordon Lightfoot and Jack Bruce. Zamora, after a forty year journey, has pulled back the veil. To, emerge from the shadows and forever, Stand True.
Ron Rose is a sonic explorer. Believing that music and songs tap some unknown foundational element of the universe, Rose probes this mysterious frontier with meager musical skills and limited lyrical vision. Aided by the gifted musicians in ZRP, he occasionally comes across the fragments of a song ready to emerge from the deep beyond. Rose remains on the quest to unearth that one song that will stand the test of time.
“I am committed to and strive to attain the best possible tone, while adding a distinctive touch to the songs. I also attempt to enhance the lyrical content, through a variety of shadings, colors, twists and turns with my guitar. Overall I hope to connect with listeners to add some sparkle and light to our time, through my music.” - Joe Colella -
Born in Providence, Rhode Island I relocated to Redondo Beach, California in 1971 and began playing music on guitar, on the beach. I took about 6 guitar lessons in 1973 and then just started playing, jamming and listening. My early influences include; Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Robbie Hoddinott, George Benson, and many others.
Back in 2001 I had an opportunity to get a replica of Garcia’s Cripe-Bolt guitar and with the help of Resurrection Guitars proceeded on faith, with the project. A blessed lucky streak in Las Vegas basically paid for the guitar. “The Cross Bolt” as I fondly refer to the guitar, has wonderful tone and is full of possibilities, plus it’s lucky!
I’ve played with various bands on the Coastside including; The Worm Farm Band, Highway 84, amongst others and currently play most of my music on the Mariner’s Church Worship Team. Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to play with many musicians, notably, Stu Blank, Vassar Clements, Robbie Hoddinott, Ryan Hedgecock, and of course the wonderful musicians and producers of the Zamora Rose Project.
Although it moves, I’m hoping to Stand True with my guitar, on our ZRP music.
Scott Beyer hears the beat of a different dimension. A veteran of various jazz, rock and pop bands, Scott is the musical director of the Zamora Rose Project. A graduate of the prestigious North Texas State music program, Scott is an expert in music theory and all such complicated matters. Just ask him anything. He’ll have an answer. He did once think he was wrong, but he was mistaken. Playing keyboards, guitar, harmonica, and adding vocals, Scott has never met an instrument that didn’t like him. Music plays him. A sound wrangler from way back, Scott’s arrangement skills are instrumental in reigning in the more unruly aspects of ZRP. We still don’t know why his “S-c-o-t-n-e-s-s” decided to grace our presence. It may have something to do with his ability to hear beyond the boundaries of reality. To hear the possibility of that one great song. Then again, it just might be the cool guitars.
An accomplished drummer with many years of experience, Phil was formerly owner of Drum World, the Bay Area's percussion and education center.
Phil has performed with the 60's tribute band The Back Pages, Ticket To Ride (Beatles tribute), Heavy Petty (Tom Petty tribute), Elliot Schneider, Jesse Kincaid & New Rising Sons, Nigel & Clive - The British Invasion and Just Cream (Phil Zamora, Rob Wullenjohn, Jeanne Parson and Scott Beyer) a tribute to Eric Clapton and Cream.
Phil currently plays drums with: The Great American Robber Barons (featuring Keith Dion, Diana Mangano, Robert Pendergast and Phil Zamora) and the ZAMORA ROSE PROJECT