Randy Z has been performing
professionally for over 25 years, playing for audiences
from Key West to Ontario.
As acoustic music first entered the local scene in 1978,
Randy Z, performing solo, or as Gypsy Bleu, Part III, and
Red Vino and the Winers, helped establish the acoustic
guitar, singer/songwriter genre in Central PA, and has
performed at almost every major acoustic venue in that
From 2000 through 2009, Randy Z was half of the
nationally acclaimed trop-rock duo "Tropical
Soul" working with Peter Mayer, Doyle Grisham, Tina
Gullickson, Jim Mayer, Amy Lee and TC Mitchell of Jimmy
Buffett's Coral Reefer Band; and has worked with R. Scott
Bryan of the Sheryl Crow Band, John Hammond Jr., Preston
Reed, Rory Block, John Herald, Michael Brewer, and Keith
Knudson and John Mcfee of the Doobie Brothers.
Randy Z's orginal songs have appeared in
commercials/videos for the Multiple Sclerosis Society,
Pacer Society, the State of Minnesota and many others.
Randy Z has performed for Parrothead Clubs across the
country: the Meeting of the Minds, National Jimmy Buffet
Festival in Key West (8 years opening the Streetfest in
front of Margaritaville Cafe on Duval St); Ocean State
Parrothead Club "A Pirate Looks at Newport" in
Newport, RI; Washington DC Parrothead Club's "Winter
Meltdown" in Manassess, VA (4 years); Blue Water
Parrothead Club, Sarnia, Ontario's "Flock to the
Dock"; Tampa Bay Parrothead Club's
"Floridaze" in Clearwater Beach, FL and others.
He has performed at the Orlando and Key West
Margaritavilles; 14 Cheeseburger in Paradise Restaurants
from Detroit to Ft. Myers; the famed Navagator Bar on the
Peace River in Arcadia, FL; and pre Buffett concert
Randy Z has also performed with Parrothead favorites John
Frinzi; Jim Morris; Sunny Jim White; Scott Kirby; Hugo
Duarte; Emily Leader (from the Army National Orchestra) ;
John Patti; Kelly Mcguire; Tall Paul and Crawdaddy; the
Calypso Nuts; Jimmy and the Parrots; Jerry Gonntag, Jambo
Joe Bones and others.
In 2002, Randy Z, as Tropical Soul, opened for Jimmy
Buffett in front of 4000+ fans in Key West, FL.
He has recorded 2 albums with Tropical Soul, a solo
album, and is currently working on songs for a new album.
Since departing Tropical Soul, Randy Z is now performing
solo, playing his assortment of covers and originals of
Trop-Rock, Classic Rock, Blues, Country and Americana
COVERS THE FOLLOWING ARTISTS eric clapton, johnny cash, elvis presley, van
morrison, beatles, jimmy buffett, bob marley, creedence,
muddy waters, harry belafonte, eagles, bruce cockburn,
neil young, grateful dead, janice joplin, doors, willie
nelson, gordon lightfoot, jj cale, steve miller, bo
diddley, little feat, rolling stones, chuck berry, bob
dylan, woody guthrie, tony joe white, james taylor,
crosby, stills & nash, merle haggard, hank williams,
roger miller, harry nillson, jerry jeff walker, the band,
lynard skynard, wilson pickett, buddy holly...
... AND MANY MORE ARTISTS & GREAT ORIGINAL SONGS!!!