Tucson, Arizona-bred ZeeCeeKeely plays a percussive-heavy eclectic mix of Roots, Reggae & DUB, with a classic rock-influenced style & an energetic stage presence here to spread a message of Love, unity & life.
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ZeeCeeKeely is an American Reggae band from Tucson Arizona. ZeeCeeKeely was formed by the frontman and the band’s namesake, Zachary C. Keely. Having an extensive musical career through his teens and early 20s, in multiple local bands, the Tucson native set out to form his own project. Zach found several friends and individuals with the perfect blend of: talent, dedication, passion, and devotion, to help spread and play his music. By blending his messages of peace, respect, reflection, and rights, with the sounds of roots reggae, rock, dancehall, and jazz, ZeeCeeKeely is promoting a music and lifestyle that it’s quickly gaining traction in these trying times. All of the music and lyrics have been written by Zach, who also is the singer and lead guitar player of the band. He has shared the stage with a plethora of like minded musicians during his tenure as a performing artist; be it a supporting act for nationally recognized bands (E.N. Young, Inna Vision, Skanks Roots Project, Swells) or performing in a nationally known music festival (Arizona Roots). ZeeCeeKeely is also made up of 5 other members. Carlos (C-los) Vasquez and Adam Chavez both switch off with drums, congas, and djembes, bringing a full and booming sound on the percussive side. Both of them have extensive drumming backgrounds, having been a part of several well known local groups.
Gabriel (Gabe) Villa, ZeeCeeKeely’s bass player is perhaps one of the most versatile musicians in the emerging Tucson music scene. Having been trained in a background of classical music and jazz, Gabe is able to bring such a dynamic with amazing rich sound to add to the already smoking sounds of the band. His musical arsenal is sure to impress and shine at every show. ZeeCeeKeely’s unequivocally unique sound and flavor is rounded off by a stout and robust rhythm section. Justin Nazari, one of Zach’s closest friends, holds down the reggae skank beat on rhythm guitar, and helps to emphasize all the catchy guitar riffs ZeeCeeKeely has to offer. Josh (Lava Man) Closs completes the quintessential reggae sound of ZeeCeeKeely on the keyboard. His punchy organ and melodic bubble add such a flavor from Lava, that it keeps everyone dancing to the rhythm of ZeeCeeKeely. Zach’s hand selected musicians also all share the same message, passion, and vision he does. Such a like-mindedness amongst the band members have brought these men to all set forth one of the most amazing and ambitious drives to share love, unity, and reggae music, the Tucson music scene has ever seen.