In 2016, Gina Castanzo was featured on NBC’s The Voice, where she sang Andrew McMahon’s Cecilia and the Satellite. Only seventeen years old at the time, her performance granted her a spot on Team Blake for the show’s tenth season.
After The Voice, Gina set off on a journey with the local label Raw Life Records under her new name, Gina Zo. She released two albums: My Weakness and Free Your Soul. The album releases landed her a spot on iHeartRadio’s Dunkin’ Donuts Lounge, where she performed the songs Lost, Gypsy Sounds, and a previously unreleased track, Born to Ride. Gina later performed Born to Ride on Soho Radio: London in 2018. Gina is currently the lead singer of the band Zo and has performed at an eclectic mix of Philly’s music venues including a sold-out show at Kung Fu Necktie, MilkBoy, World Cafe Live, Bourbon and Branch, The Fire, and Voltage Lounge. Joining Gina on stage are Buddy Mazzenga, Joe McEnany, and introducing Andrew Amado. Mazzenga, a veteran Philly drummer, has circulated the Northeast music scene over the past 15 years with The National Rifle, Bondage & Discipline, and Sad Heaven. Amado, a Philly bassist played in local band, The Cultour.
Zo’s debut EP Dark Hallways was released in October of 2021 amassing over 30,000 plays on Spotify. WXPN has played rotations of Cry and Never Meant, calling the tunes “seductive” and “slamming”. The rest of the year is jam-packed for the Philly Gypsy Soul Rock n’ Roll band as they work on their next set of singles with Brian McTear (War On Drugs, Sharon Van Etten, and Dr. Dog) at Miner Street Recording.
The Knights Bar at The Queen
AGES: All Ages
DOORS: 5:00 PM
Following the latest CDC guidelines, masks are recommended to be worn while attending events at the Queen.
Come grab a drink at the Knights Bar before or after the show!