May 10, 2018
Josh and Maureen have on the fabulous ZouZou Mansour, lead
singer of the hot rock band Soraia - "ZouZou has been referred to as
"a true mix of Iggy Pop and Joan Jett" onstage."
Not only is the band represented by Wicked Cool Records, but
they've been featured in Rolling Stone, and their new
single, "Monster" is tearing up Youtube.
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Soraia epitomizes raw power,
unrelenting energy, chaos, and freedom. ZouZou Mansour and Travis
Smith are the core of this group -- their songwriting rooted in
early garage rock with strong dynamics and melody -- and their live
show frenetic and intensely interactive. ZouZou has
been referred to as "a true mix of Iggy Pop and Joan Jett"
onstage.They have toured constantly throughout the US, playing the
dingiest corner dive bar, to the most massive amphitheaters in
their career, even opening Milwaukee's Summerfest in 2009. Venue
highlights include playing their hometown stadium, Wells Fargo
Center, as supporting act, as well as opening for national
bands at The Rave in Milwaukee as far back as 2006. Their
ever-blossoming writing career includes four studio albums, one
live cd, one EP, and many singles.
Their last record garnered their
first #1 song with their attitude-laden, punk cover of The Kinks'
"(I'm Not) Like Everybody Else" on rock radio in South America
(Radio Doble Nueve in Peru) after spending 10 weeks in the Top 40
there. In addition, Little Steven Van Zandt's SiriusXM Radio
Station "The Underground Garage" Channel 21 chose their song
"Electrocutioner" as the #1 "Coolest Song of the year
Previous records also reached
the Top Ten Songs of the Year, with single "Love Like Voodoo" as
the #2 "Coolest Song of 2013", and their cover of The Kinks' "(I'm
Not) Like Everybody Else" was the #5 "Coolest Song of 2014"
(according to their listeners' poll). In addition, both rock n'
roll legends and deejays Bill Kelly, Genya Ravan, Kid Leo, and
Michael Des Barres chose Soraia's single "(I'm Not) Like Everybody
Else" among their favorite "Top Ten Coolest Songs of 2014".
Above all this, Soraia's ferociously energetic, intoxicating live
shows are their trademark calling card, showcasing a will to defy
and survive. True rebels of rock 'n' roll, Soraia has overcome
hundreds of obstacles other less fortuitous bands would never
survive thanks to their unwavering love of music and all that it
Whether in a hot, sweaty rock club or huge amphitheatre, Soraia's
charisma and spirit transcend the concert stage and reach all those
who witness the band live. Rarely will you see a band with as much
magic and soul as Soraia, and never will you hear a journey so full
of hope and heart as this band's story. Their every breath is a
testament that miracles really do exist, and that the underdog
really can win the whole world. (From https://www.soraia.com/bio)
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