The 60 west Band is fronted by Zai, one of the top female vocalist's in the Tampa Bay Area. The band will get the crowd on their feet with current hits from artists like Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Walk the moon, and Grace Potter. We also play a wide range of classic music like Aretha Franklin, Martha and the Vandells, Etta James, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and more. We also play select R & B and county tunes. We have music to please everyone at your event, young and old. We cover music from the 60's to current hits. All of your favorites!! We are available for weddings ceremonies and receptions, corporate events, cocktail hours, private parties and more.
The band features soulful female and male vocalists. We will do our best to make the music a memorable part of your event! We know how to provide the right atmosphere for the wedding ceremonies, chill cocktail hours, wedding receptions, private parties, corporate events and more. We know how to get the crowd DANCING with a great selection of current and classic dance tunes!
The band consists of seasoned professionals that have been performing for decades. Each has experience in multiple genres of music and have thousands of performances under their belt.
The band members are:
Zai - Vocals
Rick Bales - Guitar and Vocals
Stephen Pagano - Bass and Vocals
Jaysun Foxx- Drums
A triple threat, Zai is a rising star with a story that is sure to capture audiences of all ages.
Her story begins with years of professional training after being given the opportunity of a lifetime at an exceptionally young age. Ruth Eckerd Hall (a well-known Floridian performance theater) recognized her talent and gave her a heavily sought-after scholarship to attend their vocal school when she was just 7 years old. From here, she flourished until she moved on to study beneath several vocal coaches of varying styles.
At this same time, Zai had begun a career as a model while also starting her training in dance to pursue her craft further. Now years later, Zai has professional training and experience in jazz, blues, opera/classical, pop, rock, and R&B; and she continues to study on her own to develop her own style of music.
Zai has a dream to develop a style of music that will prove therapeutic to people who are suffering. Her hope is to gain notoriety in order to one day have a platform to promote positive change. If you've never seen Zai perform – you're in for one spectacular event like you've never encountered before.
Zai is a professional singer and entertainer with specialty in teaching and vocal health. Having been on MTV'S new national TV show "Copycat" as a competitor, being a contestant on American Idol, and having won other competitions like Dunedin Idol and Pinellas County Idol, Zai's experiences are various and many. She also has sung for Phillies and Yankees baseball games, purple-heart and veteran ceremonies, and restaurants - including popular places like Clearsky on FL's number one beach. "
Honors and Awards
- ABC Action New's Tampa Bay Idol Winnner (Aug) 2017
- Music is Published on ESPN and WWE *current* 2017 (Nov 24)
- American Idol Contestant 2017 (Oct)
- Special Guest: 59th Annual Grammy Awards in California (Feb) 2017
- Winner of Abe's Place $1,000 Karaoke Contest June 2014
- Contestant on MTV's “Copycat” January 2014
- Chosen Member of 40 out of 10,000 People for “The Voice” May 2012
- Voice by Theresa: Vocal Student of the Year June 2011
- Metrocon Anime Idol: Winner of “Best in Show” June 2011
- Dunedin Idol: Winner May 2011
- Pinellas County Fair Idol: Winner: $500 April 2011
- American Idol Contestant (April 2010, Nov 2011)
- American Idol Disney Experience: 2 Time Winner September 2010 – March 2014
We look forward to playing for your next event!!