About Regina Zernay Roberts
bass, vocals, rhythm guitar
Detroit Diesel Power, vocals/bass (2013-present)
The John Kerwin Show, house band bassist (2013-2015)
Igor & Red Elvises, fill-in bass & keyboards (2011-2012)
Cee Lo Green, bass (2010-2011)
Cowboy Mouth, bass (2007-2010)
Mechant, vocals/bass (2003-2006)
Jambalaya, bass (2004-2006)
Halfcocked, bass (2001-2003)
Bass player Regina Zernay Roberts is the lead singer and bassist for Detroit Diesel Power.
Detroit Diesel Power's second EP, "Stupid Fun," produced by Patrick Burkholder (Christina Aguilera, Snoop Dog, Powerman 5000) is currently available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby. The band has played at venues throughout Los Angeles and surrounding areas, including the L.A. Coliseum, The Viper Room, Silverlake Lounge, the Double Down in Vegas, the House of Blues Sunset (Main Stage, Foundation Room, and Parish Room), the House of Blues Anaheim (opening for The Ataris), Tio Leo's in San Diego (opening for Red Elvises), the Only in Hollywood Festival, and live radio performances on KXLU 88.9's "LIVATION" (Los Angeles) and KXSC - USC Radio (Los Angeles).
Detroit Diesel Power's debut EP, "16:16," has received radio airplay across the country, including KJRW (Seattle, WA), WQRM-FM (Washington, DC), WOCM-FM (Ocean City, MD), WXQR-FM (Greenville, NC), WYAV-FM (Myrtle Beach, SC), WCHE-AM (Philadelphia, PA), KNEN-FM (Omaha, NE), This Week in America (National), PPRN (National), The Bobby D. Show (National), Iconici Radio (National), Mulberry Lane (National), Troy's Room (LA Talk Radio), The Tom Bernard Show (MN), and The Jiggy Jaguar Show (KS).
From 2013-2015, Regina appeared as the house band bassist for TV talk show The John Kerwin Show. Regina and the band backed up several musical guests, including Vicci Martinez (The Voice), Will Champlin (The Voice), Brandon Rogers (American Idol), Russ Irwin (Aerosmith), and Austin Brown (The Jackson Family).
From 2011-2012, Regina filled in on bass and keyboards for several tour dates with Igor & Red Elvises.
From 2010-2011, Regina played bass with Cee Lo Green. During the year and a half she played with Cee Lo, Regina performed on "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," and more. She also recorded with Cee Lo at the legendary BBC Studios. Live shows included 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.
In Fall 2011, she appeared in Pharrell's "Start Pure" commercial for Smirnoff Vodka.
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 working with Cee Lo, 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 on several local TV shows nationwide. The band's live performances included Jazzfest, Voodoofest, the Superdome, and House of Blues venues throughout the country.
In 2010, Cowboy Mouth 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 released two records, and its 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.