Native Los Angeles musician and artist.
is awesome in scope, covers a lot of ground and different styles, with an
emerging style of his own, and has obviously paid much attention to the guitar
heroes of our time as well as the best songwriters."
---Tony Visconti (David Bowie's Producer
(aka Singer/Songwriter Mike Jones) is a native Los Angeles musician and visual
artist. He has been performing professionally in numerous bands since the age of
fifteen when he co-formed the band Eulogy with Rusty Anderson (one of LA's top
session guitarists, who's worked with everyone from Paul McCartney to Sinead
O'Connor.) EULOGY won the battle of the bands at the Pasadena Civic and produced
the song "WHEN YOUR
YOUNG" for LA' s powerhouse radio station KNAC, which also featured them on
spot with the group QUEEN.
EULOGY, Zallen formed the band ECLIPSE and continued to
tour and entertain packed high schools and college stadiums with his
flamboyant stage antics. Zallen, along with Daniel Van Patten and Chris
Velasco formed a new band called ZICKO GLICK, an early
incarnation of what eventually became the top selling group BERLIN , (SEX, TAKE
MY BREATH AWAY and numerous other hits). Daniel went on to
produce the first BERLIN album.
co-composed, produced, and performed an independent release with friend Billy
Paul under the band name BOZART in the late 80's, garnering
him attention from PRINCES label, Paisley Park and Grammy winners Terry
Lewis and Jimmy Jam. The sound could be described as The Beatles meet Prince.
Zallen's band CRYIN OUT LOUD, co-formed with his friend Steve Zdriok,
was named as Band of the Month by KLOS Radio and the song "This City"
and "Handguns and Home Survival" were featured on the "Local
Licks" program. The song "This City" was featured in the
film "Nature of the Beast", starring Eric Roberts and Lance Henricksen,
and directed by Victor Salva, who's other movies include "Powder" and
Zallen has recorded five CD's: "I
Live In A Box", "Mook",
from his digital home studio and released them on his mp3.com
website. He is a weekly featured artist and has had over 21 songs in the Top
20 Psychedelic, Mod, Glam Rock, Brit Pop, and Latin mp3.com music charts. The
song "Mars Express" held at #2 for 3 months straight on the
Psychedelic charts, and "Expensive Date", co-written by Rusty
Anderson, hit # 1 in the Mod Charts.
Mp3.com selected the Zallen
tune "Just Knowing" out of virtually "millions of songs as they
put it, for their "Rock Without a Net" compilation CD.
In January 2002 Zallen composed the music for two 1-800 DENTIST TV
comercials that are presently running nationally, as well as original music for
an animated short film, written and directed by Arthur Gu.
In March 2002 MTV chose
Zallen's progressive Dance track "Sexedelic" for a worldwide
promotional campaign as well as being included in their new TV series
brand new CD release "Afactsafact" is now available at e-retail stores
and Noble.com, CD
Books and Music.com.
Zallen has written numerous
jingles, and instrumental film music, and is an accomplished painter
specializing in Surrealistic and Photo Realistic works of art.
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