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TELEFUNKEN Donates Limited Edition M80 Mics for ZERO Band Benefit

Singer Judge Murphy Battling Liver Cancer

Celebrated San Francisco band Zero is performing a benefit concert and TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is donating six of the company’s acclaimed dynamic M80 microphones, now a favorite stage mic for bands such as Green Day and ZZ Top. Each mic will come in a Limited Edition Presentation Jewelbox, signed by the member of the band who used it, in a box signed by all members of Zero.

For the first time in nearly 20 years, ZERO returns to the Great American Music Hall: March 4th and 5th. Almost two decades ago, the quintessential Bay Area band recorded “Chance in a Million,” their most successful album to date, featuring songs penned by Grateful Dead lyricist, Robert Hunter. The band reunites to commemorate the music and to benefit bandmate, Judge Murphy, who is battling

liver cancer, awaiting transplant.

The TELEFUNKEN M80 is quickly becoming the new defacto standard in dynamic microphones for live stage performance. With condenser-like detail, impressive gain before feedback, and the tightest cardioid pattern in the industry, the M80 has quickly become the mic of choice for performers from Phish to Big Head Todd to Bootsy Collins and an ever-growing number of major artists.

ZERO, a psychedelic rock ensemble formed by Steve Kimock and Greg Anton in 1984, is best known for its free flowing jazz-rock-electric sound. For the next two decades the project would feature some of the best talent on the Bay Area circuit, including legendary guitarist John Cipollina, Martin Fierro, Nicky Hopkins, Bobby Vega, Pete Sears, Judge Murphy, Liam Hanrahan, and Chip Roland.

ZERO released eight highly-acclaimed albums, hundreds of live recordings, and occasionally appear unexpectedly in select cities nationwide. The band’s appearance at the Great American Music Hall will mark the first of its kind in two decades since the live recording of “Chance in a Million.”

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