Biography

Zen Lunatics are a Tempe, AZ based pop rock band formed in the early 1990s. Originators of what became known as the Moon Valley Sound, Terry Garvin (vocals/guitar), Chris Hansen Orf (vocals/guitar), Ric Napoli (drums) and Gilbert Padilla (bass guitar/vocals) have been making music together in one form or another since the late 1970s in bands as diverse as Fourth Generation Rain, The Cartwheels, Dead Brains and others. Garvin has also worked extensively as a producer for many other Valley bands, helping to define the Arizona sound for a generation.


The Zen Lunatics combine classic pop rock sensibilities in the vein of The Beatles, The Who, and The 1910 Fruitgum Company, with kabuki-style make-up and bombastic stage antics to create a most memorable musical experience. The effect of Zen Lunatics on Western culture is widely regarded as immeasurable.

Edited by Lieberseth on 12 Nov 2011, 16:26

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