Bios

Eyal Rivlin - Guitars, Vocals

Eyal Rivlin has been playing guitar for 25 years. He attended Israel's premier performing arts high school where, inspired by guitarists like Jimmy Page, he was soon appearing on Israeli TV and in the bombastic Tel Aviv bar scene. He has been playing the music of Led Zeppelin, Santana, Van Halen, Clapton, Satriani, Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, Hendrix, The Who and Deep Purple in multiple bands ever since.

Not limited to one genre, Eyal has studied sitar in India, released Ecstatic Chant CDs, and travelled the world performing at yoga retreat centersEyal settled in Boulder 10 years ago and has performed with bands like Hindsight (a Classic Rock tribute band), Temple,  MahaGroove and Tribal Electra in the Tiberias Amphitheater, Bahamas Sivananda Yoga Ashram and the Boulder Theater, to name a few. 

He is in demand as a session guitarist and has produced and recorded over a dozen CDs, 2 music books and 1 DVD with ensembles from Rock to Chant to Klezmer. 

After teaching Stairway for the 1001st time to a guitar student he decided to start a Zeppelin cover band.

Michael R. Mitchell - Bass guitars, Mandolin, Vocals

Ever dynamic Michael R. Mitchell covers the demanding role of John Paul Jones on bass guitar, mandolin, and harmonies. Mike is a lifelong multi-instrumentalist also playing Keyboard, Clarinet, Saxophone and Drums. 

On several national tours he has played in many styles including funk, rap metal, emo, and progressive rock, playing venues like CBGB's in New York and the 930 Club in D.C. He has appeared on over a dozen albums.

Chad Coonrod - Drums, Percussion

Chad Coonrod has spent the last 20 years drumming in bands. In Milwaukee & Chicago he toured and recorded CDs with Boneyard, Motormouth, the Fuel Injected Love Crickets and Engine Number 9.

In 1999 he moved to Denver playing with: Truth of the Matter (now The Incantations), 3rd Straight Loss, Phat Planet, Mercy Code and Man in the Box (Alice in Chains tribute band). In Denver he has played at the Gothic, Bluebird, Little Bear, Oriental Theater, Santé Fe Theater, and Sunny Side Music Festival, to name a few.

Sonya Surrett AKA "Sonni Blue" - Lead Vocals/ Background Instrumentation

Sonya began her musical journey when her father bought her a Tama drumset in 12th grade.  This fueled her fire to join Drum Corp and tour the states and Canada with other young musicians.  She learned piano at a young age and has written and recorded numerous originals, over the years, with some of Denver's finest musicians.  After moving to Denver, Sonya has played drums and been a vocalist in both Rock and Acoustic bands such as, Dreamboat Annie (Colorado's Premiere Heart Tribute Band), Profusion, Blue Phoenix, Don't Tell Mama, and was the long time drummer and vocalist for the Rock Doctors, for 7 years.  Recently, Sonya has done some drum studio work for Trick Pickle Studios For an Indie Radio project.  When given the opportunity to work with Zeppephilia, Sonya jumped at the chance to sing the music she loves with these amazing musicians.  With her ability to play multiple instruments, she is excited to bring more than just a vocal performance to all the Zepp Heads out there!  For our audience, Sonya's main focus is to bring emotion and amazement to the music we do and to create beautiful memories to last a lifetime!