About the Band
ZEE is a modern rock band based out of Fort Collins, Colorado. Since the band's inception, they have been writing music that fits between Alternative Rock (or "New Rock") and Indie Pop, but with an unconventional variation. In this band, traditional electric guitar leads are replaced with electric violin melodies and solos which are played through effects pedals. This, paired with the band's wide range of influences gives ZEE a sound that is all their own.
Lead singer, electric violinist and founder of the band, Zee Crain (from where the band gets it’s name), writes music about life experiences and dreams and carries the songs with a voice that has been compared to Christina Aguilera, Brandi Carlile, and Ann Wilson of Heart. ZEE was formerly known as “Zee Irelynn” and has recently rebranded to mirror the sound of their upcoming, full-length album. ZEE is made up of four members: Zee Crain on electric violin and vocals, Kyle Gravitz on guitar, Chandler McCown on bass, and Malek Haltam on drums.
The members of ZEE draw their influences from bands such as Halestorm, Meg Myers, Led Zeppelin, Metallica and Grace Potter. Woven throughout the band’s music, the electric violin brings a new and dynamic edge to the rock n roll sound while occasionally showcasing the softer melodies that the violin is capable of.
To learn more about the band members, read their individual bios below!
Meet the Band
Zee Crain was born and raised in Nashville, TN and moved to Colorado almost three years ago. She has been playing music for 23 years and writing songs for 13 years. Growing up in music city had a big impact on Zee, and from a young age she knew she wanted to be a musician.
Zee is the founder and songwriter for the band ZEE. She brought her solo act (formerly known as Zee Irelynn) from Nashville to Colorado and transformed her old music project into a rock n roll band that has allowed the music come to life in a brand new way.
Zee started on acoustic violin but discovered the electric violin around age 13. Pair that with her love and discovery of classic rock and she was bound to fall into the rock n roll world. Her influences include Led Zeppelin, Heart, Halestorm, Grace Potter, Meg Myers, and Kimbra.
Kyle Gravitz is our guitarist and an integral part of ZEE. He has a great ear for song structure and arrangement and brings a heavy driven sound and fullness to our music.
Kyle is a Colorado native and has been playing guitar for 12 years. Before joining ZEE, he played in a local metal band called Genocide Method for several years. Kyle’s biggest influences are Metallica, Lamb of God, Pantera, AC/DC and Guns & Roses.
In his spare time, Kyle enjoys building choppers, riding and working on his motorcycles, and going rock climbing.