Byron Zanos Finds Silver Medal In "Pandora's Box"

From: Jerry Lembo Entertainment Group
Published: Tue Dec 06 2005

Singer/Songwriter Byron Zanos was recently awarded a Silver medal in the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest for his Pop category entry "Pandora’s Box," which can be heard on his debut CD Somewhere in the Middle.

The Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, sponsored by the Songwriters’ Association of Washington, is one of the longest-running songwriting competitions in the United States. Winners are chosen by a panel of music industry professionals.

A featured performer at a recent BMI Showcase held at New York City’s acclaimed Rockwood Music Hall, demand for Zanos outside the New York/New Jersey area is increasing, thanks to his growing popularity on His next show is scheduled for the All Asia Bar in Cambridge, MA on December 12, 2005. After an enthusiastic response at NACA (National Association for Campus Activities), Zanos is now booking dates at colleges throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

Zanos’ lifelong love of music began in his parents’ living room, listening to his father’s opera collection. As a kid, Zanos had a more classical bent, with his first instrument being the piano. That all changed though, when he bought his first album: Guns ‘N’ Roses Appetite for Destruction. "It was like a bowl of Lucky Charms after eating oatmeal my whole life," Zanos says.

Zanos’ wit permeates his music. With lyrics like "You bought ’Happiness for Dummies’ and you/you think you’re gonna teach me something" ("Pandora’s Box"), "You want everything to come the easy way/…money without all the working/weight loss on pasta and chips" ("Better Days"), "Pack your bags/looks like we’re going on a guilt trip again" ("Sleeping Sally") and "Everyday life version 4.0/tech support is no help at all/answers in the next hot reality show – or in the drug that keeps grandfather’s love tall" (21st Century Boy), it’s hard not to laugh (as well as sing) along. However, other songs on Somewhere In The Middle, such as "Blind Today", show a softer, more vulnerable side, and when Zanos sings "I never knew a foot so good to fit your shoes" in the aptly-named "Sweet Melancholy," listeners are bound to be touched.

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