Louie Zagoras is the founder, lead singer/lead guitarist and primary songwriter for the band ROLLOVER.
Louie Zagoras, vocals, guitar
Louie Zagoras is the founder, lead singer/Guitarist and primary Songwriter for the band ROLLOVER. The Band toured the States back and fourth in the 90’s when ROLLOVER’s first record broke on Chicago’s 93.1 WXRT FM radio. Their song “Shipwreck” was the break-out single. Their sound is described as “Roots Rock meets the Blues”. Louie and Rollover were the first Chicago Rock Artist’s ever to be signed by San Francisco’s Legendary Bill Graham Managment (Santana, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Neville Brothers, Joe Satriani etc…).
Over the years Louie and ROLLOVER have toured with and supported Top Rock acts like The Allman Brothers Band, Joe Satriani, Sheryl Crow, Blues Traveler, The Neville Brothers, Dave Mason, Los Lobos, Jimmy Vaughan, John Hiatt, Johnny Winter, Buddy Guy, Robin Trower, Cheap Trick, Hot Tuna, The BoDeans, Buddy Miles, Eddie Money, Foghat, Atlanta Rythym Section, Savoy Brown, Lucinda Williams, Earl King, Gatemouth Brown and many others. In 1995 Louie’s song “Shipwreck” was featured on A&M Records “H.o.r.d.e CD Sampler”. They were constantly on the road, sometimes spending months traveling from L.A to New York and back again. This gave the band a chance to really develop their sound and tighten up their already exciting live shows. Rollover did many tour dates supporting Guitarist Joe Satriani and even went along with Joe to the U.K for a month of sold out shows in 1996. Upon returning to the states the band did two more sold out nights with Joe and the famous Fillmore in San Francisco.
Louie’s songs have been used for TV shows (The Rachael Ray Show, Nash Bridges, Spelling Productions etc…) and Movies (Lost and Confused) For the last 17 years he has been writing songs with Roy Marinell. Roy Co- wrote Werewolves of London, Excitable Boy, and other hits with the late Great Warren Zevon. Roy also recently co-wrote the Kid Rock smash hit “All summer long” as well. Louie is also a Producer, Recording Engineer and Session Musician. He produced all of the ROLLOVER CD’s as well as the new ” Twenty Fingers” solo CD. He has also produced many other artists. Louie is currently working and Writing songs with 10-Year old Guitar Prodigy, Tallan Noble Latz (Jackson Browne, Joe Banomassa etc…). Louie is a multi-instrumentalist who plays Drums, Sitar, Bass, Harmonica, Piano, Hammond B-3, Pedal steel Guitar, Mandolin, Ukele, Percussion and many other instruments. After 3 Nationally distributed CD’s and countless tours with ROLLOVER, Louie recently released his first solo CD…The CD is called “Twenty Fingers” it was Produced by Louie and The Herron Brothers, it features top Chicago musicians John Carpenter and Jay Davenport on Drums, Ed Stevenson and Mark Gleed ..keyboards, Tom Gerlach bass and former Black Crowes / Jimmy Page bassist Greg Rzab. Greg has played with with Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and many others so listen for Greg, Jay and Ed on the new CD.