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The Duo's History
With a goal to be a part of music history and a will to win Ducado VeGA & Zenya are on a quest to show the world that they are certifiable game changers. Steeped in Sly Stone Funk, Jimi Hendrix styled rock, bathed in electronic pop nuances with a hint of hip-hop, this team is a musical juggernaut. With influences like Prince, The White Stripes, Evanescence, James Brown and Led Zeppelin the intent is crystal clear, rule the day and make history. A fiery stage show, dynamic live presence and a desire to be the total entertainment experience is a driving force behind this duo. During Live Performances the duo share singing duties and swap playing every instrument on stage.
The intent is to give their audience innovative musical experience. You get a unique blend of Funk, Rock, Soul, Electronic, Hip-Hop and Pop. They have coined the phrase Slasher Pop to describe their music style. Both are prolific songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, vocalists and arrangers. Ducado serves as the band’s producer. When recording they perform all duties including writing, producing, performing, engineering and mixing their original music.
Their musical catalogs combined has over 1500 original songs and continues to grow. Both Ducado and Zenya started out as solo artists but quickly realized there was a new found strength as a duo. This became official in 2012. Zenya originally joined Ducado’s band in 2010 and the 2 quickly became friends. They started writing songs together as well as sharing the stage together. In 2011 Ducado VeGA and the band won the Dallas Observer Music Award for "Best Funk Act". In 2012 the group disbanded and Ducado and Zenya opted to forge ahead as a duo. Ducado had already established a loyal following as a solo artist and becoming a duo helped to skyrocket their popularity even more. Their supporter base grew, they headlined high profile venues, booked numerous regional shows and caught the attention of the Media.
Fast forward to now, the band’s sound has evolved into something exciting. Their goals and focus have not changed. The has a cache of new music and videos ready for release.
Ducado VeGA a Louisiana native, is a multi-talented musician, songwriter, producer, artist, multi-instrumentalist (plays 13 instruments), engineer, actor, author and speaker. Ducado has been in the music business for over 2 decades, has years of experience in recording and performing and a vast knowledge of the music biz. Ducado started out as a sax player in his first band and moved from there to keys, guitar and vocals. After years of performing in bands in his hometown, he opted to go it alone, moved to Michigan and eventually Dallas where he became quickly established.
He has many recording projects to his credits including 1 solo album and 4 solo EPs. VeGA has produced a multitude of artists (regionally and nationally) and there is no letting up. He has authored a book of motivational quotes and co-authored a music marketing book called "Xtreme Music Marketing". He crafted his musical sound through combing several different musical styles including funk, rock, hip-hop, soul, electronic, Latin and dance. Ducado is in no way shy when diving into innovate new projects. Having written and produced music in over 15 genres, Ducado has the reputation of never sleeping. Ducado has an innate ability to combine the old with the new and never lose a step. Releasing new content is constantly on the menu. Ducado the owner of C.O.A. Entertainment and C.O.A. Empire Records.
Zenya Vi was born in Texas and is an all out Rocker. She contributes keyboards, guitar, bass, drum playing and vocals to the Ducado VeGA and Zenya sound. Having lived in both Texas and California as a youth she started singing, composing, and songwriting at a very young age. Heavily influenced by her father, (a drummer), she brings a unique fire to the duo. Her father taught her to play drums and her grandmother was instrumental in her learning to play piano and her learning to sing. She is self-taught on all instruments except drums. Most of her musical life was spent as a solo artist prior to joining Ducado’s band in 2010.
In early 2017 she was diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast C - word and has undergone a radical transformation since her diagnosis, surgery and being declared c-word FREE! She and Ducado have opted to not use or speak the name of the disease, simply calling it the C-word. It is their way of taking the power back from that which attempted to rob Zenya of her power. The hope is to be an inspiration to others who may be fighting the disease. During post-op Chemo Therapy Treatment, Zenya has continued to record, write, create and film.
Ducado The Speaker/Author
As well as a recording artist, Ducado is also a speaker (Transformation Coach). Ducado has a regular schedule of speaking engagements as well as Live performances. Ducado's audiences range from High School to corporations. His Transformation Speaking sessions cover many areas including, self-awareness, self-love, setting high standards, finding your purpose, personal and financial success, pursuing your dreams, entrepreneurship and a host of other subjects. He has conducted sessions middle schools, high schools, music associations, youth associations and Indie Music Festivals and Conferences. Each session is concluded with a Live performance and or DJ performance by Ducado. Music and Motivation.
Ducado re-released his book Take the Sky formerly titled Shoot the Messenger and Burn the Bridge. Take the Sky is a book of motivational quotes and perspectives. It addresses the burning question who am I and what is my purpose? It's messages are intended to inspire and motivate. It offers tools and strategies on how to move forward and live the best life you can possibly live. Chalked full of energetic, this book will gives the reader insight on what it takes to live in destiny and fulfill your purpose. It is thought provoking, witty and bold.
Ducado VeGA is currently accepting bookings for speaking engagements. For more information and pricing for speaking engagement message us via our contact page.
Ducado The Producer
The Writer /Producer
Ducado VeGA is a prolific songwriter/producer, having written music in over 15 different genres. Over the years his catalog has grown and now exceeds 1500 songs. He has written for, Produced and or Co-Produced a wide range of Artists. As a Producer he focuses on finding the Artist in the song. Never one to just give an Artist a song that he has just lying around, he caters to the specific need of the Artist.
Ducado's writing/production genres include: Rock/Pop/Rap/ Hip-Hop/ R&B/ Contemporary Gospel/ Blues/Pop Rock/ Alternative/ Soul/ Dance/ Reggaeton/ House/ Country/ Jazz/ Instrumental/ Funk/ Latin/House/ Electronic and beyond.
WE DON'T JUST MAKE RECORDS-WE MAKE HISTORY!!!
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