Regina Zernay Roberts
Voice, Piano, Guitar
L.A. musician Regina Zernay Roberts has played bass for 23 years. She's best known for playing bass with Cee Lo Green and New Orleans rock band Cowboy Mouth. She's currently in the studio recording her latest project, Detroit Diesel Power.
With Cee Lo and his backing band Scarlet Fever, Regina has played "Saturday Night Live," "The Today Show," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Good Morning America," "Ellen," "Jimmy Kimmel," "The Colbert Report," "NBA All Star Saturday Night," "Later with Jools Holland," "VH1 Storytellers," "A Different Spin (FUSE)," and more. She's also recorded with Cee Lo at the legendary BBC Studios. She recently appeared in Pharrell's new "Start Pure" commercial for Smirnoff Vodka.
Cee Lo & Scarlet Fever's live shows include opening for Prince at Madison Square Garden, opening for the Foo Fighters at Wembley, and participating in Red Bull's "Sound Clash" with The Ting Tings. On July 11, 2011, Regina was the featured interview at ForBassPlayersOnly.com. In January 2011, Regina was interviewed and given the front cover of German bass magazine "Bass Quarterly." In March 2011, she was pictured with Cee Lo on stage at Wembley in NME magazine.
Before joining Scarlet Fever, for three and a half years Regina was a member of Cowboy Mouth. Playing over 200 shows annually, Cowboy Mouth traveled the U.S. a half dozen times while she was with them. They also performed internationally, doing a USO tour of military bases in Kuwait and Iraq in 2009.
Cowboy Mouth appeared twice on "Regis & Kelly," as well as many local TV shows nationwide. The band's live performances included Jazzfest, Voodoofest, the Superdome, and House of Blues shows throughout the country.
Cowboy Mouth has been featured in numerous publications. In 2010, the band was pictured as a cartoon in "The New Yorker." That same year, the band was given front page coverage in the Chicago Tribune's Entertainment section. In April 2010, Regina was selected for Notreble.com's Bass Player Spotlight. In 2009, Pollstar.com featured a picture of Regina performing at Voodoofest on their front page. In 2008, Relix magazine included a live picture of Regina in their Jazzfest recap. The band released the DVD "The Name of the Band is Cowboy Mouth," and the full-length CD "Fearless" during her time with them.
As a solo artist, Regina fronted the band MECHANT (the French word for "wicked"). The band has released two records. Mechant's music was featured in the films "Outta Moves" and "The People I've Slept With." Garageband.com selected Mechant songs as "Powerpop Track of the Day" twice. Commercials for Mechant's record "Fate and The Arsenal" aired in Los Angeles on MTV, Comedy Central, and VH1.
Regina's earlier bands include hip hop/rock band Jam Balaya (who appeared on the TV show "Half & Half"), and Dreamworks / Megatronic band Halfcocked.
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