1997 Recipient – Orange County Band of the Year – 7th annual LA Music Awards
Zebrahead is an Orange County, CA-based punk-pop-rap band which was formed in 1996 by vocalist/guitarist Justin Mauriello (formerly of once there), guitarist Greg Bergdorf (formerly of 409), bassist Ben Osmundson (formerly of 3-Ply), and drummer Ed Udhus (formerly of 409).
Matty Lewis – Rhythm Guitar, co Lead vocals (2005–present)
Ali Tabatabaee – co Lead Vocals (1996–present)
Dan Palmer – Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals (2013–present)
Ben Osmundson – Bass, Backing Vocals (1996–present)
Ed Udhus – Drums (1996–present)
Zebrahead spent summer 2006 on the Warped Tour while their new album Broadcast to the World was released in Europe on July 3 through the German based record company SPV. The album which had come out in February of the same year in Japan, went gold in just over a month’s time.
Due to Zebrahead’s growing popularity in Japan, Matty Lewis and Zebrahead bandmate Ali Tabatabaee were asked by SEGA to record vocals for a new theme song, entitled “His World”, which appears in the game Sonic The Hedgehog for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The entire band later recorded an alternate version of the song for the vocal soundtrack.
The rest of 2006 was spent touring Europe and the US as part of the Broadcast To The World Tour.
In March 2007, the band took two months off to begin writing new material for their, currently as of yet, untitled new studio album.