The Area's Premier Cover Band
Performing Rock, Dance, Oldies, and Country
Cynical Z started as an idea during the Pandemic. Kimmi thought when things are normal again, people will come back out to see live music. She envisioned a band that not only enjoyed playing but one that entertained a crowd into having a great time. That's when Kimmi started the quest for musicians.
Welcome Cynical Z!
They don't just perform the songs; they feel them to the core and bring the energy they feel to the crowd. You watch the show in amazement of what they do. You never know what to expect from their song list or them on stage.
Kimmi Zadroga started singing at the age of 8 with the help of her Nanna, learning her trademark vocal style by mimicking Elvis records. She has been in original and cover bands since she was 16 years old. Rocking out from the East coast to West coast and back again in many bands over the years. She has opened for major acts such as Quiet Riot, Joan Jett, Jimmy Van Zant, Artimus Pyle, and Fred Norris. Also performing at Warped Tour and Lallapalooza. Her high energy performances are sometimes compared to Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin. In 2019, she formed this Premier Party Cover Band with the help of Joe Mal on bass; however, Joe made the decision to leave the band to pursue his passion with his original project, Monte Carlo.
Frank Treppiedi- previously from Black Cherry, Wicked Cricket, The Deck Band and Screem. Originally a South Philly Boy. He brings a different style and flare to our mix of songs through the ages..
Jay Campbell came into the mix in Sept 2022 when we revamped the song list to a more versatile one. He brings diversity and has just the right stage presence the band was searching for in a guitarist. Jay comes from a musical family. He started playing guitar at 16 years old and hasn’t put it down since. Soon after, he got into singing and playing bass (and even a little bit of drums). It’s fair to say he’s a bit of a music junkie. He’s been in Original and Cover bands WiRTH, The Approach, Dashboard Lemon, and New Horizon.
Performing from New York to Virginia and as far out as Ohio. His bands have opened for King Norris ( Fred Norris's band from Howard Stern show), Peter Tork of the Monkees, and has even shared the stage with Dennis Rodman of NBA Fame.
Jay’s multi talented perspective was just what the band needed to move forward to the next level.
In July 2023, Richie Yusko joined Cynical Z. He fell perfectly into place and completed the missing piece they we're looking for. With his sick dynamics and perfect timing, he drives this band forward to the next level to where this band can be.. Richie has been playing his whole life.. He is well known in the music scene and has played in numerous band and has filled in for major acts.