Two of the original Too Many Zooz founding members met at the Manhattan School of Music where they realised their goal. Born underground, they initially started out busking on the New York City subway in 2013. Quickly gaining millions in online views of their energetic busking, they became a phenomenon. It’s frontman Leo Pelligrino’s absurdly fantastic dance moves that help draw in the crowds and add that extra glamour to their brass band outfit.
Too Many Zooz create their insanely lively tunes with a saxophone, a trumpet, and a drum. That’s all they ever need really. It’s a concoction of jazz, funk, Afro-Cuban rhythms, house music, all with an EDM structure to seriously get your foot tapping. A wild flavour combination that they pull off with flair.
A career highlight for Too Many Zooz has to be their collaboration with Beyonce in 2016. Originally appearing on her album ‘Lemonade’, the trio joined her on stage at the CMAs to perform ‘Daddy Lessons’.
Now doing a massive UK and European tour, Too Many Zooz stop off at Newcastle’s iconic Riverside on the 22nd of May. Their mad music ought to be heard live.