In this edition of Quad Cities Songwriter Spotlight, we talk with a band called "The Zealots", who were featured recently in the 97Xposure contest...and even more recently in the 97Xposure drama that followed.

The "Covers VS Original" debate is not one I will have here because there's been plenty of snarky social media comments & podcasts devoted to the topic.

But I will say, these guys are incredible.  Great players and down to earth dudes. They've got their eye on the prize, and as you'll hear in the feature below, a cool systematic approach to song writing.

The Zealots signed with The Artery Foundation management and are currently shopping some new material that sounds incredible!

Go see these guys!! You won't be sorry.

Band Name: The Zealots

Band Members:
Micah Martin (Vocals), Ryan Housenga (Vocals/Guitar), Adam Housenga (Drums), Jeff White (Bass), & Colton Menke (Guitar).

Style of Music:
New Rock ’n’ Roll.

Influences:
Rival Sons, Highly Suspect, Switchfoot, Blink-182, Jet, Royal Blood, & Don Broco.

Where are you from?
Bettendorf, Iowa (Quad Cities).

How to contact the band:
The best way to contact us is through our Facebook!
Shout us out on Twitter & Instagram as well.
fb.com/thezealots or follow us @WeAreTheZealots.
Business Inquiries: TheZealotsOfficial@gmail.com

Any Upcoming Shows You'd Like to Promote?
Wednesday, August 17 we are performing with Every Time I Die in Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews. Tickets are $15, message us on Facebook for tickets.

Have You Played With Any Notable Bands?
Buckcherry, Saving Abel, The Word Alive, Adelitas Way, We Are Harlot, I Prevail, I See Stars, & Every Time I Die.

Career Highlight Thus Far?
Honestly our whole tour was the best band moment. Being able to perform music every night in a different city is an amazing feeling. We got video documentation of our first tour that we will be releasing it soon!

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LYRICS:

Momma said don't play with matches,
But nothin' 'bout daddy's gun,
I got a rebel soul, You can't control,
And I'm kissing cold steel for fun,
Oh yeah,

I can't believe, You got to me,
I'm climbing up the walls now,
I'm on a sinking ship, With good intentions,
I'm screaming for help, Will somebody listen?

But honestly, You got to me,
But I keep coming around,
I'm on a sinking ship, With good intentions,
I'm screaming for help, Will somebody listen?

What if I got up & walked through the door,
I'm out of my mind, I'm out of time,
Would you turn your back and just ignore,
I'm out of my mind, I'm out of time,

And honestly, You got to me, But I keep coming around,
Coming around, coming around,
Face to face, With my reflection,
I can't finish the race, With bad intentions,

What if I got up & walked through the door,
I'm out of my mind, I'm out of time,
Would you turn your back and just ignore,
I'm out of my mind, I'm out of time,

What if I got up & walked through the door,
I'm out of my mind, I'm out of time,
Would you turn your backs and just ignore,
I'm out of my mind,

Momma said don't play with matches,
But nothin' 'bout daddy's gun,
I got a rebel soul, You can't control,
I'm kissing cold steel for fun

If you’d like to be a part of Quad Cities Songwriter on 97X, or would like to nominate someone, email: BillStage@97X.com for more information.