Hot to Trot
Welcome to the Blues Zone where we are putting the Fun back into the Blues. Roger Reinhart - Lead Vocals/Guitars/Harp Roger started out singing in theatrical shows at a very early age. When he reached his teens he picked up guitar and started writing songs. It was always the vocals and strong lyrics that drew his attention and was influenced by the great Tin Pan Alley songwriters of that more colorful time. Blues was always around him and kept coming back to him in all styles of the musical media. He entertained all up and down the coast in the last few decades as a single act and in a few different groups. Roger sang a few of his songs on 'The Merv Griffin Show'. He wrote and starred in a one-man show entitled 'The Blues Zone'. His love for blues harp added to his sound and soon afterwards 'The Blues Zone Band' was born. Finding his new family in The Zone was the perfect mix. Allan Feldman - Bass/Guitars/Vocals Allan first picked up the guitar shortly after hearing the Beatles and the Rolling Stones on the radio. When Cream made the scene in the late 60's Allan convinced his parents to get him his first electric guitar. Heavily influenced by the likes of Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, Allan discovered the 'roots' of the music he so much enjoys playing. Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Robert Johnson, along with dozens of other blues artists helped shape Allan's love for the Blues. In the mid-90's Allan began playing the Bass, as well as guitar, thus expanding his musical journey. According to Allan, 'Hooking up with the Blues Zone Band is the most refreshing and enjoyable music experience I have encountered since first taking up the electric guitar.' Karen Brown - Keyboards/Vocals Karen started entertaining almost from conception. She began in Film, T.V.and commercials. Then later on, voice-over work, playing piano, singing and dancing in various world renown musical groups. Her many theater credits include the Evita understudy in the L.A. company of 'Evita.' After playing with musician/songwriter John Tesh, Karen next joined the Blues Zone Band and became the last piece of the puzzle. The world of Blues received yet another daughter whose input and style brings entertainment with heart and soul. Gisela - Drums/Vocals Gisela lived and traveled all over Europe as a Top Fashion Model. Like most models she seemed to always be where great music was being played. After rubbing shoulders with both the 'Royals' and the 'Rockers', it looks like the 'Rockers' won her over. Her love for American music has always been very strong and her love for the drums even stronger. After leaving the fashion world she headed for the States. Gisela has played in clubs from Oklahoma to California. In between acting/commerials and print work, she has found her groove in The Blues Zone Band.