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by skyblue72

skyblue72 exists in a world where melody meets vibe,where truth and beauty collide, where the beat hits and this is it; this is real
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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1. gr8 big heart
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Album Notes
skyblue72 exists in a world where melody meets vibe,
where truth and beauty collide, where the beat hits
and this is it; this is real. Consisting of a brother,
a sister, and an honorary brother,
skyblue72 offers driving and insidiously catchy
rock/pop/and ya don't stop. Each member brings
strength as a writer, performer, and showman (or
showwoman?). sb72 wants to groove you, to move you,
and to make you feel. And of course to rock out.

skyblue72 is a band of three. Davis on guitar and vox
brings the rock and roots, Frank on the bass brings
the groove, and Jessica on vox and drums brings the
melody and form. Theirs is a chemistry undefinable, a
magic so pure, brimming with light and energy and
sheerly unmistakab-

Umm, it's a rock band.

The musical beginnings of Frank and Jess Zweback,
brother and sister, rhythm section for skyblue72,
started out innocently enough. Mr. Kaufman taught
Frank how to play "The Pink Panther Theme" on the
piano. For Jess it was "The Theme to Happy Days".
Interestingly, neither one now owns a t.v. Their
Uncle Ellis was a huge influence, sending audio
cassettes to the Zwee's in Baltimore filled with
African rhythms played on his homemade drums and
asking, "Are ya dancing, yet, Jessie?".

Jessie was dancing.

From these first musical memories, the Zweback kids
grew up in Baltimore soaking up all styles of music,
and upon Frank's move to Houston, he established the
damn groovy Zwee and the Graveberries, to the delight
of that city's ears and booties. Frank's biggest
musical influences include Curtis Mayfield, The
Meters, Pharaoh Sanders, James Blood Ulmer, and Donny
Hathaway. Later reconfigured and renamed simply Zwee,
the 6 piece snagged the 2003 Houston Press Music Award
for Best Funk Band.

Meanwhile, Jess (Houston Press Best Female Vocalist
2003) had been singing and playing keyboards along the
Eastern Seaboard. She moved to Houston ostensibly to
start a career as a social worker in the Third Ward,
but mostly just to jam with her brother and enjoy
warmer winters. Jessica's major influences include The
Police, Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and
of course Tori Amos (Goddess Incarnate to aspiring
woman writers of the 90's). Playing with Zwee, keys
first, some percussion, and then just singing, Jess
decided she what she really wanted was to play the
drums. A lifelong dream coming to fruition! No longer
would Jess be afraid of all of that gear! Or of
sweating too much on stage! Jess took to the drums
like a dog to those chewy things...tasty!

Three words changed the course of fate for Davis

Jimi Plays Monterey.

Growing up in rural Pickton, TX, Davis frolicked in
the great outdoors, but thanks to the modern miracle
of satellite technology, was able to tune into
everything from Canadian music television to Samurai
movies from the 50's. With the nearest record store
existing about two hours away in Dallas, Davis mail
ordered to his heart's delight. This brought the
strapping young lad lots of loud punk and metal
perfect for pissing off adults. Simultaneously,
Davis sunk his teeth into The Beatles, Pink Floyd,
Ornette Coleman, Otis Redding, Dylan; Davis even
studied classical guitar (that's how he can maneuver
all of those crazy riffs, along with of course the
diligent Hendrix studies).

Upon moving to Austin, Davis was received smashingly
into the music scene. Garnering acclaim as both a
solo singer/songwriter, as well as with his groovy
band, Pakalolo, Davis honed his performing and
writing chops. After meeting up in Houston, Davis
played bass with Frank in Zwee, forging a lasting
friendship , musical connection, and comedic duo. Or
something like that.

(Foreshadowing music. Go to sunny Texas porch in the
late springtime. Young blond man with acoustic guitar.
Young brunette woman holding a gold-colored journal
and pen. On the cover of the journal is printed the
Chinese symbol for imagination. Fade to night. Music
wafts from the porch.)

Davis Jumper and Jessica Zweback started writing
together one afternoon, and skyblue72 was born shortly
thereafter. Enlisting Frank Zweback (a.k.a. "The
Brother") to play bass, these three played their first
gig together at the illustrious Home Plate in Houston,
summer 2003. Rock rock on!

A truly fortuitous turn of events and introduction by
a good friend (thanks April) led the trio to Robbie
Parrish, producer and world renowned drum stylist. By
the grace of God, Robbie agreed to produce the band's
debut CD, forthcoming. A dedicated and tireless
champion of Houston music and musicians, Robbie has
helped the band focus and hone their style.

We hope you have enjoyed this foray into all that is
skyblue72. Or at least a little that is. Or

Rock rock on!



to write a review

Guy Schwartz - Texas Music News

These funky guys rock!
Nothing like siblings to make a band tight. These funky guys really rock!