Student Makes her Mark on Music Industry

Heidi Zettl Band Performs at Six Flags over Texas, Back Porch Stage, Sept. 8, 2012

Texan Singer-songwriter Heidi Zettl Releases Newest Single “Crazy”​

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Arlington born Heidi Zettl has released her newest single, “Crazy,” to broad acclaim. The track combines the complexity of classical composition with the radical overtones of modern rock 'n' roll to create a sound that is both intellectually intriguing and emotionally charged. The melodies are mostly carried by Zettl, herself, whose...see compete article.

The single "Crazy" is distributed globally by MondoTunes.

Heidi Zettl Band Performs at Collin Classic Benefit for City House of McKinney

June 27th, 2013

The Heidi Zettl Band performed at the Aardvark, a Fort Worth landmark, with two other bands including "Henry the Archer".  The Aardvark is Fort Worth, Texas' premier live music venue and has featured such bands as: Bowling for Soup, Son volt, Bob Schneider, Portugal. The Man, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses, Tim Reynolds, Fickerstick, and MC Chris, Todies, David Allan Coe, Green River Ordinance, 10,000 Maniacs, Tripping Daisy, and...about the Aardvark

Heidi Zettl Band Performs at the Historic "Aardvark", Ft. Worth, Texas 

Heidi Zettl Band Performs

at Local High School 

Heidi Zettl Band Opens for Hit Band Sons of Fathers

Oct. 19th, 2013
The Heidi Zettl Band opened the 2013 Whitesboro, Texas, Peanut Festival parade with Heidi Zettl having the honor of singing the national anthem. More than 20,000 visitors attended the event. The live music was broadcast on a local radio station and the Heidi Zettl Band performed their original music and popular cover songs.

Heidi Zettl Band Opens Parade, Performs at Whitesboro Peanut Festival 

Opening Bell Coffee is Dallas' best acoustic live music venue & coffee bar. Live music most nights. The Heidi Zettl Band performs at the famous Opening Bell Coffee, Dallas. Opening Bell Coffee is a hot bed of talent and the place to hear original live music in Dallas, Texas. December 7th, 2013

About Opening Bell Coffee...

Heidi Zettl Band Performs at

Opening Bell 


Dallas Morning News, Guide Live

Photo: Jerry McClure/Special Contributor.

SonStock 7 brings out the hippies, Woodstock nostalgia at Sons of Hermann Hall in Deep Ellum, Dallas. The Heidi Zettl Band was one of 19 bands to perform at August 19, 2013 benefit, the 100th anniversary of the historic building. The event raised over $1,000.00 to paint the  historic more

Heidi Zettl Band Performs at SonsStock 

100th anniversary of Sons of Hermann Hall

Heidi Zettl Band Writes ABC Affiliate,  WFAA-TV Theme Song, Performs Live on Show

Heidi Zettl Band

is a four piece band of award winning native Texan musicians based in Allen, Texas. The band consists of Heidi Zettl, Cameron Griffin, Angel Trujillo and Zach Whitchurch, all of whom have been recording music and performing  together since June, 2012. Their wide variety of performances have ranged from the Oklahoma Festival of the Arts in Oklahoma City to the Voodoo stage at the House of Blues in Dallas, with their busy performance schedule keeping them on the move.
     They recorded and released their all-original debut EP titled “Soul Colours” in 2012 and soon found their songs being playing on Internet radio programs featuring up-and-coming indie artists and even local radio stations such as KNON 89.3 Fm in Dallas.  Lead singer-songwriter Heidi Zettl won first place in the 2012 Texas Independent Music Expo (TIME) Performing Songwriter Competition placing her firmly in the ranks of other great Texas songwriters. That same year the single “Crazy” won semi-finalist in the 2012 International Songwriting Competition.
      They recorded two more original songs in early 2013, those being audience favorites “River” and “Tell Me Everything” while also creating a dynamic professional music video based on “River”, which is available on YouTube. The band members also collaborated summer 2013, writing and recording a theme song as well as short clips that are used in the Dallas-based,  ABC- affiliate WFAA-TV show “Live, Love, Laugh Today”.  Dallas is the fifth largest media market in the United States.
     Heidi’s classical and jazz vocal and keyboard stylings can be heard in their pop rhythms while the diverse musical background of Zach Witchurch, Angel Trujillo and Cameron Griffin brings a different perspective to their sound. The band’s creative chemistry is undeniable, their timing impeccable. Their diverse musical backgrounds bring these serious musicians to a place where creativity thrives and the party is on! 

Allen American News

Collin County Band Branches into Dallas Music Scene
By Kelley Chambers
Since 2011, the Heidi Zettl Band has been going places and making a name for itself in DFW. Comprised of Lovejoy High School sophomore Heidi Zettl on lead vocals, Plano Senior High School graduate Zach Whitchurch on drums, and Allen High School graduates...

"Thank you to the Heidi Zettl Band for creating a fun, catchy and oh so memorable theme song for our television show that we are so proud of!  We expect to see a wonderful future for this talented band". -Linda Cooper, Co-Host and Executive Producer of the "Live Love Laugh Today show".
Heidi Zettl and the Heidi  Zettl Band wrote and recorded the theme song for the popular
 "Live, Love, Laugh Today"  TV show and performed their original theme song, "Live, Love, Laugh Today"  live on WFAA-TV channel 8, January, 2014. They performed again on the show in February, performing their original song "Soul Colours".  Their theme song and transitions can also be heard throughout the show.

WFAA-TV, Dallas, Texas, is the 5th largest media market in the US.  

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Heidi Zettl Performs for Lovejoy Independent

School District Board of Trusties Banquet.

Private Performance, Jan. 22nd, 20113, 6:00 pm

House of Blues, Heidi Zettl Band at Open Mic!

May 1, 2013 7:00 pm

We are performing three songs at this open mic event. 

Heidi Zettl, 14 Years Old, Performs All Original Music, Solo Concert, Steinway Hall, Plano Texas, April 14, 2012

This is the performance that started it all! Thank you for all who attended and started this incredible journey with Heidi! She performed 8 original songs, three of which the band recorded soon after.  

April 11th, 2013


June 1st, 2013

The Heidi Zettl Band performed at The Blue Fish.  This trendy sushi house serves world-class cuisine and fine beverages as well as great live music!  We thank them for inviting us, it was fun!

The holiday concert, held at the Village at Allen, Allen, Texas at "The Grove" was sponsored by Bliss Cupcakes and Confections.  Dec. 15th, 2012, 7-10:00 pm

Heidi Zettl Band Performs at Benefit for Children's Medical Center, at House of Blues, Dallas

The Heidi Zettl Band performed at the Collin Classic and Family Fun Fest helping to raise thousands of dollars for City House. City House, located in McKinney, Texas, assists children and families in transition. 

Heidi Zettl Band opens for the hit band Sons of Fathers. The sold-out concert packed the house in historic downtown McKinney, Texas. Heidi Zettl, Cameron Griffin, Angel Trujillo and Zach Whitchurch performed for the standing room only ticket holders. Sons of Father had just returned to Texas after their Nashville, Grand Ole Opry performance.

Heidi Zettl to Perform at Cafe Bohemia

Upcoming Show

April, 26, 2014
8-10:00 pm
Cafe Bohemia, 2320 Los Rios #105, Plano, TX 75074
​Cafe Bohemia is a trendy little cafe that is known for it's live music and great coffee. Heidi loves performing for her friends and neighbors and in this casual atmosphere you just may get to hear her newest music-ink still wet on the paper! She will be performing some great cover song, many of them from her favorite "indie" bands. She will also perform her newest song "Chase the Sun", hear it live before it hits world-wide distribution! See you there!

By Melody Johannsen, Guest Contributor

January 9, 2013

Everyone has listened to music at some point in their life. Whether it was in an elevator, on an iPhone, at church, or at a concert, However, not many can claim that they have written lyrics, the music, and even performed those songs. Freshman Heidi Zettl is one of the few that can.  when she is not studying for her next chemistry test, she is rehearsing with her band. When she is not writing essays in French, she is writing lyrics for her label. Read complete story...

16 Year Old Writes TV Theme Song 

Heidi Zettl Band to Perform at Historic Downtown McKinney, 2012 "Dickens of a Christmas"

The Heidi Zettl Band performed at the famous Opening Bell Coffee, Dallas. Opening Bell Coffee is a hot bed of talent and the place to hear original live music in Dallas, Texas. May, 25th, 2013 

About Opening Bell Coffee...

Heidi Zettl Band Performs at Opening Bell Coffee, Dallas

The Heidi Zettl Band's sidewalk performance drew crowds of listeners at the monthly "Art Walk" at Historic Downtown McKinney, Texas. Their performance, hosted by the popular Garret Art Gallery, had couples and even children danced to the rockin' sound of the locally celebrated band. Thank you Garrett Art Gallery and all those who came to enjoy their sound.

Heidi Zettl Band Performs at "Second Saturday Art Walk" 

Heidi Zettl Band Concert at Watters Creek, On the Green

Heidi Zettl Performs at Steinway Hall Plano Texas

Private Performance, May 24th, 2013

House Concert-BOS

​Beginning of Summer

Heidi Zettl Band Performs at Six Flags over Texas, Back

Porch Stage, Aug. 8, 2012

Heidi Zettl Band to Perform on the Main 

Stage,Water Stage, Oklahoma Festival

of the Arts, 2013

Heidi Zettl Band Performs at Market Street Allen, USA Celebration, 2013

The Heidi Zettl Band performed on the Community Stage at the Market Street Allen USA Celebration, Saturday, June 29th, 2013.  Attendance for the festival was estimated up to 65,000 people.  See  Video (which include an add for the band)

The Heidi Zettl Band performed at Lovejoy High School, September 6th, 2013. Lead singer-songwriter and keyboardist, Heidi Zettl, performed for her fellow students and teachers. The students, faculty and community turned out event and to hear the locally celebrated pop music band. 

Star Local News

Nov. 2nd, 2013

The Heidi Zettl Band to perform at the Whitewright Grand Street Fall Festival. More than 4,000 people attended the annual event.  They had so much for in 2012 they were honored to be invited back to perform on the main stage in 2013. We love this friendly little town!

Heidi Zettl

is an award winning singer-songwriter, pianist, and keyboardist. Heidi has spent over 5,000 hours in music study, songwriting, production and performance, both classical and jazz piano and vocal training. As a result, she has found her own style.  She began singing at 13, finding that her vocal range is quite unusual in that it registers from the lower contralto range to that of the much-higher soprano. Heidi discovered songwriting early in life and found it gave her the musical flexibility she was looking for. Filling notebooks with song ideas, lyrics, and chord studies she always works on several songs at the same time.  She writes the lyrics and lead sheets when the band is starting a new song. She is also experienced with live performance sound systems, including the  band’s own Bose L1 Model II system with B-2 Bass unit and accompanying Bose T1 ToneMatch digital controller, not to mention the band’s Mackie ProFX-12 12-channel live sound mixing board. She enjoys exploring the endless live vocal and instrument performance and studio applications enabled by her TC-Helicon Play Live GTX effects platform, along with the recording capabilities of Pro Tools music production software. She meets with and auditions with music venue entertainment managers when required. 

We are grateful for the support we have had from the start.

We are grateful for our fans - we wouldn't be anywhere without you! We are forever grateful to Clint Doggett, of Clint Dogget Designs, for his mentoring, professional
 photography, logo design, CD cover art and friendship. Veronica Harms, of the Veronica Harms Music Studio, it would not have happened without you and Elayne for being there with us from the beginning. We are grateful to Jana Zettl for being an excellent band manager. Karl Zettl for his tech support and more. Karyn Moore for the first keyboard, Jan Delisle for independent study, Sienna Scalf for her professional event photography and for helping to track our gear. JoAnne Scalf for her publicity work, support in so many ways, mentoring and friendship. Dean Griffin for his expertise on sound, Kim Griffin for her support, Tim Whitchurch and family, The Trujillo family, Producer Tim Roberts, Producer Sherwin Charles, Producer Marcos J. Perez, Ladona Sheets, Basilfilms, Scot Dorn Photography, Lisa Bryn and the Dallas Songwriters Association, and just too many others to list, but we thank you all!

We are forever grateful to Linda Cooper and Susie McAuley for this wonderful opportunity.

Working with you was a true pleasure and we are honored to be associated with you show.

From Face Book-

Jan. 14th, 2014

By Sienna Scalf

On January 19th the theme song for the WFAA "Live, Love, Laugh Today" show will be performed by its author, a Lovejoy High School sophomore, Heidi Zettl and her band

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Heidi Zettl Band Performs on the Main Stage at Fort Worth's Sundance Square,

2012 Parade of Lights

Heidi Zettl, Featured Artist on Women of Substance Radio

The Allen American Newspaper

May, 19, 2013

The Heidi Zettl Band performs at House of Blues in Dallas, Texas for Children's Medical Center benefit "Rockin' The Red Balloon".  The band received a personal invitation from Tim Jorgensen, manager of House of Blues, Dallas.  They enjoy contributing their talent toward children's causes so this was a wonderful opportunity.  Thank you House of Blues!

Heidi Zettl Band's EP "Soul Colours" focus Feature on Radio Crystal Blue, Philadelphia! Announced on Twitter!

Radio Play: Radio Crystal Blue, Philadelphia PA selected the Heidi Zettl Band's EP "Soul Colours" to be a focused feature on Dan Herman's radio podcast show, 2013.

We are performing on the Main Stage on the historic square.  We will perform our version of some old favorite Christmas songs as well as Heidi's original song "Born on Christmas Eve".  

Heidi Zettl Band Performs at Grand Street Fall Festival, 2012, 2013

Heidi Zettl's Song "Crazy" Wins Semi-Finalist

Heidi Zettl Wins "Skip the Line" Competition for "The Voice" at The Septien Group, July, 2013.  She Auditioned with "The Voice" in Austin, Texas.

The Heidi Zettl Band performed their "Jazzy Christmas"  set including Heidi's new original Christmas song, "Born on Christmas Eve" before thousands at the 30th annual Chesapeak Energy Parade of Lights presented by Chase in downtown Fort Worth on Nov. 23rd, 2012.   The event draws an estimated 100,000 attendees from all over the DFW metroplex.  The bands performance was broadcast on local radio stations 95.5 FM The Ranch, 

Heidi Zettl Band Performs

at the Village at Allen, Sounds of the Season

By: Meagan Clark, Staff Writer 

Aug. 20, 2013

​​The  Heidi Zettl Band will perform a free concert Friday.  The four young pop music ...Read more

Zach Whitchurch

is a professional drummer and songwriter who is quite plugged into the Dallas alternative & indie music scenes. In terms of his style, Zach credits Mutemath and John Bonham of Led Zeppelin as major influences.  He has been a key member of several other bands that also recorded and toured, producing several music videos over the years. He enjoys vintage gear, and is always on the look-out for a retro piece for his collection. He prefers Pearl and DW drums, appreciating their unique strengths.  He is also particular about his cymbals, preferring versatile, larger pieces.  Given the variety of instruments in his collection, he likes to change his gear set up frequently during composition to affect different sounds. Zach’s diverse musical background brings a creative beat to the band’s sound.  Zach’s technique and groove is unequaled; when needed he can be raw and aggressive or soft and stylistic.  He has the rhythm and the talent to keep the beat going.  His bandmates all agree that his drumming is superb and his rythem priceless.  

Angel Trujillo

is a bassist who has played both guitar and bass within several different musical genres. Angel has an ear for the bass and can perform a new song with very little effort.  He makes it looks easy, with years of experience giving him an edge. He is a showman on stage and his dynamic energetic personality is contagious for both band and audience. The band can count on the rhythm of his solid mahogany body electric Ibanez with his FX pedal allowing for expanded creative expression.  His technique has been developed over the years and he prefers fingering over a pick.  He understands the full scope of the song structure and incorporates the nuances in the feel of the sound that are so important to a polished song. He has leveraged his experience across multiple music genres to derive his own style, and can always be counted on for a perfect performance.

Cameron Griffin

is a guitarist with years of experience , in addition to being the live performance backing vocalist for the band. He previously performed with local bands, and has also won four “Battle of the Bands” competitions in the Dallas area. The band "Green Day" influenced his decision to select as his primary guitar the Les Paul Jr. Special Electric Guitar.  His secondary electric guitar of choice is a Fender Deluxe Nashville Telecaster, which Cameron indicates provides a simpler, lighter sound more suitable for particular songs that require special effects like reverb and delay.  His third guitar is a Taylor hybrid-electric acoustic 414ce Ovangkol/Spruce Grand Auditorium. His pedal board features a wide variety of on-demand effects, including a TC-Electronics Reverb Pedal, CMatMods Signa Drive and Radified, Ibanez Tube Screamer, Eventide Delay Digital, Maxon OD808, Volume Pedal and a Compressor.  

From High School to School of Rock

Heidi Zettl Wins First Place, 2012 Texas Independent Music Expo Performing Songwriter Competition

Nov. 17, 2012

Heidi Zettl has been firmly placed in the ranks of other great Texas singer-songwriter by winning first place in the statewide  2012 Texas Independent Music Expo Performing Songwriter Competition, competing against amateur and professional songwriters. She entered her original songs "Soul Colours" and  "Train".  The first place prize included a professional music video, a professional photography session, 200 CD Jewel case custom graphic printing and 4 hour studio recording session.   She also participated in the open mic event held after the competition. Thank you Lisa Byrn and all those who volunteered your time to organize and manage the event in support of Texas' singer-songwriters!

Heidi Zettl Performs a 6 Hour Performance Benefit Marathon for Young Life 

Radio Play: "Women of Substance Radio" songs "River" and "Tell Me Everything" was selected to be in their music rotation as well as be featured on their "New Music Show" and their show "What on My Ipod", beginning Sept. 30th, 2013. Song "Lonely" was played on the internet radio show "What's on my IPod" on 2/26/2013. Heidi Zettl recorded a "liner" for the show as well. The song was also on their thirty day rotation. The song "Soul Colours" was also selected for the same show and and played on March 5, 2013. It was on their 30 day rotation as well. 
Women of Substance Radio, songs "River" and "Tell Me Everything" selected to be on the song rotation until the end of September 2013

Heidi Zettl Band Performs at The Blue Fish, Dallas