Rising up from Riverside, CA, A DAY AT THE ZOO creates music fulfilling a combination of genres like no other group.
Peak in sub-genre #18
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Beowulf and Grendel: The Final Battle
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Hindsight is Always 20/20
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Bringing together various genres from a lazy reggae to a forceful hardcore, A DAY AT THE ZOO has taken massive measures to move steadily in the direction of an experimental sound while maintaining the ability to provide catchy melodies. After periodically playing with drummer Mark Rizkallah in early 2007, cousins Geoff Moreto and Khris Kempis began writing a combination of progressive and alternative instrumental parts. Over the summer, the group was brought together but still missed a crucial element, a vocalist. Moreto and Rizkallah called upon a friend Bobby Perkins to attempt filling the void, and he was able to do just that. In solidifying the instrumentation and lyrics, the group made its debut as "Thanks to Butters". When second thoughts arose about the name, the band painstakingly searched for a new name. After a trip to the zoology department of the University of California - Berkeley, the sound could only be described as A DAY AT THE ZOO, portraying both the predator and the prey.
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We DO play live anywhere and everywhere :], and of course we love it.
It's pretty much the only reason why we're in a band.
Though our greatest influences are each other, we also gain ideas from many different styles of music such as latin, reggae, pop and expiremental.