Meet Zeke

Zeke L’Vek started the phenom rock bandcropped-zeke-logo-bc-1.jpg called

Zeke and the Endorphins

 

back in early 2001, drawing from the pool of incredibly talented local and national musicians he’s played with over the years, to record and perform original music. All of the players are exceptionally creative, have great listening skills, and a deep love of music! While the focus is on “Zeke tunes”, the band’s rock roots encompass all genres and styles in a go anywhere, do anything—anytime fashion. Each song’s performance will delight or haunt—they emote, float, sting, or bring you to laughter or tears. It’s worth more than a listen! It’s goose bumps!

PRINCIPAL:  ZEKE L’VEK—DRUMS EXTRAORDINAIRE, VOCALS, KEYS, GUITAR

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A classically trained percussionist, Zeke fell off the deep end pursuing a postgraduate degree in Philosophy. Torn asunder between academics and musical corruption—he chose the latter —joined a rock band, toured the heartland, and began composing and recording songs. His musical background includes stints with symphonies, drum corps, college bands, a 20-piece big band, and multiple rock, jazz, and R & B groups. The more diverse, but less diffuse, the better. “You gotta feel it!” There were some famous people along the way of course. But, you could find him playing smoky jazz in Paris someday, reggae in Jamaica, surf music in the Baja, or maybe all of the above! Nah, “Rock it!!”.

CURRENT CORE :

MARK GUNTER : B-3 ORGAN, NORD KEYBOARD
J KATS: GUITAR, ALL THINGS FENDER
CHRIS BAILEY: BASE

OTHER ENDORPHINS:

DAVID WAKEFIELD: TENOR SAX, HARMONICA
NAT BAILEY: GUITAR
LINDSEY MONTANA: PIANO
STEVE HARCUS: GUITAR, KEYS
SAUL GLAZER: BASE
AARICK BEHER: PIANO
TAYLOR KNOWLES: TRUMPET
JEFF ERTMAN: TROMBONE
JEFF MILLER: TENOR SAX
JON GOLDBERG: GUITAR
DOUG BUZZELL: TENOR SAX, FLUTE
JAY MASTRIAN: BASE
CHARLIE BERNSTEIN: GUITAR
MARK LENARD: GUITAR
JASON PHELPS: CHIEF ENGINEER, ALL THINGS STRING
RAY LEVESQUE: BASE
JAMES VALENTE: GUITAR

DAVE FROST: GUITAR, VOCALS

 

Zeke has played, performed or recorded with:
Zeke and the Endorphins
I Suppose You Know Karate
Zendogs
Lower Village Band
Night Rockers
Bishop Underwood Band
Device
Vanguards
Wet Behind the Ears
Changes
the Alpine Brass
PNS Blues Band
The Elvis’
the Rednecks (college boy band…..)
Opened for National Acts: Rosanne Cash, Savoy Brown, the Replacements.