Matt Bissonette, MIke Valerio and Eric Zimmermann
Drums: Chris Howard and Mark Zonder (Fates Warning)
Guitars: Eric Zimmermann
Vocals: Robbie Wycoff
Under Radio is a progressive rock project put together by
guitarist Eric Zimmermann and friends. Eric has previously
participated in Lion Music’s Warmth in the Wilderness – A
Tribute to Jason Becker in 2001. Born in Kings Park, New York,
Eric Zimmermann acquired his first guitar during high school
when he traded in his porn collection for a friend's guitar.
He soon thereafter began studying under Dream Theater guitarist
John Petrucci. When John's bands started touring, Zimmermann
continued his studies under Rich Kern and Terry Syrek. After
graduating SUNY Stony Brook's Psychology program with flying
colors (as a student, not a patient), he decided to veer off
the path that he was paving toward the FBI Behavioral Science's
Department and dump it all to move to California and start
a rock band.
Zimmermann's eclectic musical tastes and styles are evident
on the Under-Radio self titled release. You're bound to get
many colors on your easel when you incorporate performances
of members ranging from the Los Angeles Philharmonic to Fates
Warning. One minute you're taking a peaceful walk on the beach,
the next you realize there is a tsunami.
In addition to being an accomplished musician and producer,
Zimmermann is also a Grammy-nominated mastering engineer.
He spends his spare time studying martial arts, watching the
news and hanging out with friends who collectively support
many different breweries.