Guitarist extraordinaire, Ryan Maza has joined forces with some of the top musicians from the Tucson, Az. music scene, assembling a ‘super group’ to take the city by storm. It is an electrifying Rock band in which the likes of have not not seen, nor ear heard, in many years. The band is called, Maza – a guitarcentric named group akin to Van Halen, Santana, Vai, Satriani, etc. All of which front the guitarists name.
From what we’ve heard, this band will perform original material as well as cover songs in which are rarely heard played by others, due to bands musician limitations. That’s not the case with Maza…as they plan on tackling complex arrangements and sometimes sacred songs in which on never hears but on a CD itself. When asked to give an example, they responded with Dream Theater. This may be an inside look into the bands original style, although it may merely be one example. Another hint may come from Maza’s recent instrumental release on iTunes called, Sidewinder. A diverse roller-coaster of guitar driven rock that attacks the senses.
We do know the they have assembled an all-star cast, including well-known fusion drummer, Mike Troupe, Funk slap veteran – James Jinning on Bass and the well-rounded Royal Cubit on Keyboards. Throw in rock guitarist Ryan Maza into the mix and you’ve got one crazy diverse group. Time will only tell what this ensemble will sound like.
The remaining piece of the puzzle is the vocalist. We do know that the band has been recently holding auditions for their Lead Singer position. We would imagine that this may take some time in discovering the right individual that could front this epic lineup. Furthermore, we are extremely excited to see who they reveal! If you want to get in on these auditions or perhaps know of someone who would, you can message them from the Maza Facebook Fanpage.
Ultimately, this band will fill a much needed void into the Tucson music scene.