A 10" MARIA is not what you might think it is, but it does glow in the dark so get your minds out of the gutter! A 10" MARIA is a ten-inch statue of the Virgin Mary. Something to be passionate about and to admire. 10" MARIA was founded in 1993 by bassist Mona Febonio. She had a vision and went to a pawn shop and bought a Rickenbacker, took two lessons and then true to her Aquarius form built a recording studio. The band has been through a few drummers, and a heckuva lot of guitarists, and finally 10" MARIA is the band all members knew they were born for. The band has always been all-girl and always will BE. With 10" MARIA'S straight ahead hard rock, melodic, angry, tough, sexy, ear splitting, and magnetic songs, you're destined to get what you came for at A 10" MARIA show, and then some!
We are a local STL all-inclusive community music and entertainment organization with the goal of lifting spirits and bringing people together through all forms of entertainment! Join us in lifting hearts one memory at a time. View us at zyilistl.com.
We are fully customizable and can tailor and cater to your wants, needs, goals, and desires! Whether we personally can provide the desired entertainment, we are well connected in the St. Louis community and with entertainers and organizations coast to coast.
We are a Veteran, minority, and 50% woman owned organization. Our diverse team of Stars allows us to work in various languages and with all backgrounds. Regarding the owners, Zyi Li, saxophonist and Webster/WashU alumni, was born here in St. Louis, went to Parkway North High School, and traveled the world playing with the Marine Corps band. Zyi met Jenny Wu, violinist who toured the world and played with award winning artists, in Washington D.C., while she was managing top entertainment agencies in the Washington D.C. area. View our entire bios at the bottom of this website link: https://www.zyilistl.com/our-story.
When we moved home to St. Louis in 2020, we created this organization to up the level of live entertainment in the area. Our organization offers all-inclusive services to make any event special. We regularly perform and rehearse together to ensure genuine dynamic energy with every show. We have various live music lineups to choose from with all live instruments/performers and also tracks as requested. We also offer additional services, as noted below, to make event coordination more fluid and special, and to guarantee that perfect day.
Below is a list/examples of our relevant services:
- Solo/duet/small instrumental ensembles in every genre (MO SOLO https://www.zyilistl.com/mo-solo).
- Brass band playing an assortment of songs from second line Mardi Gras favorites to modern covers of today (MO ECHO https://www.zyilistl.com/mo-echo).
- Full band with multiple vocalists, full rhythm section, strings, and horns playing every genre from jazz to r&b to rock (MO BRAVO https://www.zyilistl.com/our-story).
- A full multi-media team to provide photography and videography (MO MACRO https://www.zyilistl.com/mo-macro).
- An ethnic Chinese Lion Dance team providing exciting traditional parade dance (MO COMBO https://www.zyilistl.com/mo-combo-dance-crew)
- We also provide DJ, karaoke, emcee, custom poetry, and general event hosting services (https://www.zyilistl.com/other-zme-stars).
- We provide our own sound and lighting equipment.
The 11:11 String Band bring with them a distinct mix of old-time fiddle music and familiar bluegrass tunes. Never satisfied, the 11:11 crew also dabbles in many other styles including Blues, Waltzes, Texas music and even some African-based rhythms. Their sets include a nice mix of acoustic standards and originals. The 11:11 String Band are one of Austin, Texas' newest and most exciting string bands, playing Austin and the Hill country circuit. They are a lively group of entertainers who love to play music and love to spread the joy wherever they go!!!!!!!!!!!