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Springfield, Virginia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2020 | SELF

Springfield, Virginia, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2020
Band Rock Adult Contemporary




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LESSON ZERO is Angelo Tornese: guitar and vocal; Tom Zimmers: drums and vocal; guitar George Anspach: guitar and vocal; and Kerry Miller: bass and vocal. Guitar George: keyboards on “Scrapin’ Knuckles,” “Losing Ground,” ”I Just Want To Rock With You,” and percussion on “Effing St.” Kerry: percussion on all songs and acoustic guitar on “Effing St.” Andreas Barrett: keyboard on “Why Don’t You” and viola on “I Saw Momma Sneaking Santa Claus” and backing vocals on both songs. He also wrote the lyrics on “Welcome To The Game” and made contributions to other songs. Angelo Tornese: guitar on “Baby Bought A Ticket” and “Find It And Take It” and backing vocal on “Losing Ground.” Bobby Farlee: tympanis on “Coming Back,” drums on all songs except"I Saw Momma Sneaking Santa Claus" and "Why Don't You," and backing vocals on “I Just Want To Rock With You” and “Effing St.” Guitar George sings lead on “Welcome To The Game” and “Run-around” and duets with Kerry on “Baby Bought A Ticket,” “Losing Ground,” and “Find It And Take It.” And with a little help from our friends… Kevin Scannell: drums on "Why Don't You" and "I Saw Momma Sneaking Santa Claus." Ken Farley: soprano saxophone on “Run-around.” Mixing and mastering done by Anspach Productions except for “Why Don’t You” and “I Saw Momma Sneaking Santa Claus” done by Andreas Barrett. Visit us online at www.myspace.com/lessonzero. You can see lyrics on our web page. We didn’t have room for everything. Lesson Welcome was carefully handcrafted and aged to perfection for three years. It is an eclectic variety of LESSON ZERO’s original alternative, indie roots rock, plus a cover and a half. It is something old, something new, something borrowed, and even some blues. It strays from rock’s standard 4/4 to 6/8 and 9/8 time. It’s new adult, contemporary music with a bit of pain, a dose of reality, a smattering of hope, a wink from God, a whole lotta love, a little happiness, considerable fun, occasional excitement, a twist of twisted humor, and of course the proverbial eye of newt, wing of bat, toe of frog, etc. which all adds up to Way Cool Music.
Baby Bought A Ticket, Halloween Night, Bail Out, and No Time Left In Your Head are leleased as singles.



LESSON ZERO is a roots-rock band from Northern Virginia with strains of country, Cajun, pop, adult contemporary, and indie sounds thrown in to their original music for good measure. DJ Andy Och from WRYR describes their music as sounding like a mix of The Beatles, The Guess Who, Pink Floyd, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, and The Eagles.

LESSON ZERO recently finished their follow-up cd to Lesson Welcome, Lesson Won. LESSON ZERO is playing clubs and concerts close to home and recording in their Springfield studio between shows.

LESSON ZERO is Kerry Miller, bass and vocal; guitar George Anspach, guitar and vocal; Terry Kean, drums and vocal; and Glenn Rickman, guitar, harmonica, and vocal. LESSON ZERO began in the 90’s when Kerry, the only remaining member, was playing guitar. The present band began with the addition of guitar George replacing Rick Lutyk who died. Tom Zimmers played with the band for 5 years back in its formative stage and rejoined in 2009, replacing Bobby Farlee who moved to North Carolina after recording on 10 of the tracks for Lesson Welcome. 

Some lyric fun:
Now I’m asking for forgiveness; she said, “Boy it’s much too late.”
Now I’m on my knees and begging; that’s when she threw another plate. – from “Baby Bought A Ticket”
How will you know if I was even there
While you comb your hair in your underwear?
I just dropped by I thought to take a look
And now I’m hooked. I ain’t going nowhere…
You left your web cam on – from “Web Cam On”
But the postman said, “There is no Effing St.”
When he brought your letter back.
He insisted in giving me his point of view,
“There’s more than the address that you lack.” – from “Effing St.”
You can’t hide your love, ‘cause I know where to look.
I’ll search every cranny, and I’ll check every nook – from “Find It And Take It”

Web site: www.myspace.com/lessonzero www.reverbnation.com/lessonzero
Videos: www.youtube.com/lessonzero
Lesson Welcome review: http://gcmusic.tmblr.net/?tag=lesson-welcome
Radio: WRYR 97.5 FM (www.wryr.org)
WERA 96.7 FM wera.fm
WNRN 91.9 www.wnrn.org
WUVT 90.7 FM www.wuvt.vt.edu

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