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I've Known You Once Before – That Was Then, This Is Now (Single)

I've Known You Once Before - That Was Then, This Is Now Inspired by a vision from the past, the listener goes on a folk rock musical journey with the singer / songwriter meeting and sharing the haunting vision of a violinist, now manifest, who plays electric rock jazz fusion leads and hot handed blues like the legendary guitarists of the 20th Century.

Musicians include Victoria Hammill (Vocals / Electric Violin / Keyboard), Sergio Yazbek (Acoustic and Electric Guitar), Luiz Coutinho (Drums), and Kristopher Lee Wade (Bass).

Music and lyrics composed and co-written by Victoria and Edward T Hammill.

Recorded, produced, and mastered by Tim Dolbear, Eclectica Studios, Austin, Texas, an iTunes certified mastering engineer.

Digital download now available for purchase through CDBaby!

Mastered for iTunes version available for purchase in December 2016.

   
It's A Lazy Morning Rain (Single)
Victoria & Zeta Five "It's A Lazy Morning Rain" 2016 Single Release First released as a slow blues / jazz contemporary piece in the 2006 Victoria & Zeta Five "To Be Announced" album, this 2016 romantic Brazilian bossa nova jazz fusion single release of "It's A Lazy Morning Rain" reflects the piece in its original form, when the writers, love fresh and new, spirits laughing and murmuring to the rain, first collaborated.

Musicians include Victoria Hammill (Vocals / Electric Violin / Keyboard), Sergio Yazbek (Acoustic and Electric Guitar), Luiz Coutinho (Drums and Percussion), and Kristopher Lee Wade (Bass).

Music and lyrics composed and co-written by Victoria and Edward T Hammill.

Recorded, produced, and mastered by Tim Dolbear, Eclectica Studios, Austin, Texas, an iTunes certified mastering engineer.

Digital download now available for purchase through CDBaby!

Mastered for iTunes version now available for purchase.

 

Fast Track (Single)
Purchase Fast Track through CDBaby. Inspired by the high pressure demands of the corporate world and the strive to maintain my truth as a professional performing artist, musician, writer, and teacher; the music and lyric of the new single "Fast Track" brings a sense of calm and peace into today's hectic, fast paced world.

"Fast Track", and other recent single releases with Brazilian influence, such as "Janaina" and the "Quiet Storm / New Americas", will be included in the new Victoria & Zeta Five CD album, titled "The New Americas", which is targeted for release in Spring 2016.

Musicians for "Fast Track" include Victoria Hammill (vocal, guitar, keyboard, and violin), Luiz Coutinho (drums and percussion, and Kristopher Lee Wade (bass).

Music and lyrics composed and written by Victoria Hammill.

Digital download now available for purchase through CDBaby!

Mastered for iTunes version now available.

 

Janaina (Single)
Purchase Janaina through CDBaby. The making of “Janaina” was first conceived the Christmas of 2009, after returning to Austin from our fall 2009 mini tour in Wisconsin and Nashville.  The “ancestral drum” rhythm guitar piece, inspired by our good friend and musician, Luiz Coutinho (a percussionist and drummer born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), is the key that opened the doors to glimpses of Brazil from America.

The song is about the longing to visit the homeland and family of his youth, and the heartstrings of his cherished daughter, Janaina, in the United States who bids him to stay for fear he may not return.  Speaking his heartfelt desires to his daughter, his soul begins to feel the ancestral drums of his roots, and soon his thoughts take him to Brazil.  He dreams of the kaleidoscope of color, dance, song and rhythms of The Carnival.  Then he wakes, explaining to Jana that he must pack to see his Papa again, but not to worry, he will return because his life is with her in the USA.

Musicians for "Janaina" include Victoria Hammill (Lead Vocals, Lead Violin), Edward T Hammill (Guitar - Intro), Tim Dolbear (Guitar – Jam), Chris Castaneda (Guitar – Outro), Luiz Coutinho (Drums and Percussion), Kristopher Lee Wade (Bass, Background Vocals), and Kelly Glover (Background Vocals).

Music and lyrics composed and co-written by Edward T. Hammill and Victoria Hammill.

Recorded, produced, and mastered by Tim Dolbear, Eclectica Studios, Austin, Texas.

Digital download now available for purchase through CDBaby!

Mastered for iTunes version now available.

Quiet Storm / New Americas (Single)
Quiet Storm / New Americas Album Artwork In collaboration with Victoria & Zeta Five in the summer of 2009, The Batikum (Luiz Coutinho) incorporated rock, blues, rhythm 'n blues, and jazz fusion, to create a new platform for dancing.

Luiz Coutinho is a musician, drummer, and percussionist from Brazil, born into a family and culture of music and spirituality. While a young boy growing up in Brazil, Luiz Coutinho participated in several samba schools — Blocos Afros and Afoxes — collaborating with other musicians and studies, traveling all over Brazil, studying Brazilian culture from north to south.

In 1993 he arrived in the USA settling in Austin, Texas, "the live music capitol of the world" in an effort to broaden his love and knowledge of music. Coutinho has initiated his own interpretation of world music and dancing with The Batikum using his Brazilian influence with many different styles from Africa, South America, Central America, Middle East and Europe.

The Quiet Storm represents the conception of the voyage from East to the West, followed by the storm of change, and the melding of diverse cultures from Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America, into the New Americas – a homeland of freedom, peace, and opportunity for the pursuit of happiness for all.

Musicians for "Quiet Storm / New Americas" include Victoria Hammill (Lead Vocals, Lead Violin), Edward T Hammill (Guitar - Rhythm), Omar Molina (Guitar – Outro Lead), Luiz Coutinho (Drums and Percussion), and Kristopher Lee Wade (Bass).

Music and lyrics composed and co-written by Edward T. Hammill and Victoria Hammill.

Recorded, produced, and mastered by Tim Dolbear, Eclectica Studios, Austin, Texas.

Digital download now available for purchase through CDBaby!


All Singles Recorded, Engineered, and Produced at:
Eclectica Recording Studio
Tim Dolbear - Sound Engineer / Producer
Austin, Texas

Ph: (512) 219-0100
Email: dlbmusic@eclecticarecordings.com

To Be Announced (CD)

"To Be Announced" Victoria & Zeta Five Album Cover

  1. Say What? (S.R. Vaughan)
    Bass: William Scruggs, Drums: John Raska, Rhythm Guitar: EDward T Hammill, Lead Guitar: Markus Rodriguez, Hammond B3: Larry Van Loon, Violin: Victoria Hammill, Vocals: Sue Birch, Julieanne Denton, EDward T Hammill, Victoria Hammill, John Raska, Markus Rodriguez, & William Scruggs

  2. Bendin' Like A Willow Tree (L. Fulson)
    Bass: William Scruggs, Drums: John Raska, Guitar: EDward T Hammill, Hammond B3: Larry Van Loon, Violin: Victoria Hammill, Vocals: Victoria Hammill

  3. Down By The River (N. Young)
    Bass: Jack Hartford, Drums: John Raska, Guitar: EDward T Hammill & Markus Rodriguez, Violin: Victoria Hammill, Lead Vocals: Victoria Hammill, Backup Vocals: Sue Birch, Julieanne Denton, James "Nick" Nixon (Guests)

  4. Let Me Go (Victoria & Edward Hammill, John Raska, Bonnie Holmes)
    Bass: William Scruggs, Drums: John Raska, Guitar: EDward T Hammill, Lead & Backup Vocals: Victoria Hammill; Sax: Waldo Weathers (Guest).

  5. Crosscut Saw / Don't You Lie To Me (R.G. Ford / H. Whittaker)
    Bass: Sue Birch, Drums: John Raska, Harp: Shannon Williford, Rhythm Guitar & Male Lead Vocal: James "Nick" Nixon (Guest), Lead Guitar: Markus Rodriguez, Female Lead Vocal: Victoria Hammill, Backup Vocals: Sue Birch & Julieanne Denton (Guests)

  6. Close To You (W. Dixon)
    Bass: Sue Birch (Guest), Drums: John Raska, Guitar: EDward T Hammill & Markus Rodriguez, Hammond B3: Larry Van Loon, Violin & Vocals: Victoria Hammill

  7. Bayou Blues Jam - Wild Turkeys (E. Hammill, V. Hammill, J. Raska, W. Scruggs, & S. Williford)
    Bass: William Scruggs, Drums: John Raska, Guitar: EDward T Hammill, Harp: Shannon Williford, Violin: Victoria Hammill

  8. He Makes Me Feel So Good (E. & V. Hammill)
    Bass: Sue Birch, Drums: John Raska, Guitar: EDward T Hammill, Sax: Waldo Weathers, Vocals: Victoria Hammill

  9. To Be Announced (E. & V. Hammill, J. Raska, B. Holmes)
    Bass: William Scruggs, Drums: John Raska, Rhythm Guitar: EDward T Hammill, Lead Guitar: Markus Rodriguez, Violin: Victoria Hammill

  10. VooDoo Chile (Slight Return) (J. Hendrix)
    Bass: William Scruggs, Drums: John Raska, Guitar: EDward T Hammill, Violin & Vocals: Victoria Hammill

  11. It's A Lazy Morning Rain (E. & V. Hammill)
    Bass: William Scruggs, Drums: John Raska, Guitar: EDward T Hammill, Hammond B3 & Grand Piano: Larry Van Loon, Sax: Waldo Weathers, Violin & Vocals: Victoria Hammill

    A special thanks to ALL the exceptional musicians and artists who helped make this album a success; most especially for their time, suppot, seasoned years of professional insight, and kindness. Thanks also to those in the Music City Blues community who nurture my continued growth, to the fans who love and support this rockin' electric violin blues and jazz and fusion, for the creativity, support, and business savvy of my husband, EDward T and the beautiful Spirit of the music that blesses and flows through me. Thanks also to Voyteck Kocanek and Dennis Gulley for their dedicated service and expertise as sound engineers and to Shannon Fontaine for his promo photography work. And many blessings to Thom Cronkhite, Stewart Anderson, Veronica O'Grady, Mary Collins, and John Christopher Mount for their healing work and prayers, and to my family and friends whose positive support have helped make this CD a reality.

    Recorded, Engineered, & Produced at:
    Atlantis Recording Studio
    Voytek Kochanek - Sound Engineer / Producer
    194 Cherokee Road
    Hendersonville, TN 37075

    1-877-5000-MIX
    Ph: (615) 822-7648

Hammond B3 & Grand Piano tracks
recorded & engineered at:

Straight Up Sound Studio
(Johnny Neel Productions)
Dennis Gulley - Sound Engineer
2730 Westwood Drive
Nashville, TN 37204

Ph: (615) 460-9353 (Office)
Ph: (615) 830-6643 (Studio Manager)

Produced by Digimind Records
Austin, Texas
Ph: (512) 791-2541


"Peter Gun" and "Glamour Girl" (LIVE clips from Victoria & Zeta Five performance at the Palms Lounge, New Braunfels, Texas)

Victoria & Zeta Five LIVE Performance clips from the Palms Lounge, New Braunfels, Texas, with musicians Victoria Hammill (Electric Lead Violin), Omar Molina (Rhythm Guitar), Rusty Trapps (Drums & Vocal), and Dan McCann (Bass).

Sunny 97 Radio Interview for Fall Mini Tour, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Victoria Hammill (Electric Lead Violin and Vocals), EDward T Hammill (Rhythm Guitar), Luiz Coutinho (Drums & Percussion), and Richard Boyd (Bass)

 

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