Zen & Tonic Bio


Come Together                                                  Beatles

Pretty Woman                                          Roy Orbison

Moondance                                             Van Morrison

Bad Moon Rising                                                    CCR

Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay              Otis Redding

Surfin' USA                                                 Beach Boys

Love Me Two Times                                    The Doors

Knock on Wood                                        Eddie Floyd                      

Black Magic Woman                                       Santana

Brown Sugar                                          Rolling Stones

I Saw Her Standing There                                Beatles

Drive My Car                                                       Beatles

Walk Don't Run                                       The Ventures

Surfin' USA                                                   Beach Boys

Twist & Shout                                                      Beatles

Shout                                                                Isley Bros.

Proud Mary                                                               CCR

Satisfaction                                             Rolling Stones

Soul Man                                                     Sam & Dave   

My Girl                                                        Temptations

​Walk Don't Run                                        The Ventures

Stand By Me                                                 Ben E. King


Take It Easy                                                           Eagles

Dreams                                                   Fleetwood Mac

Rhiannon                                               Fleetwood Mac

Hotel California                                                    Eagles

Evil Ways                                                            Santana

Can't Get Enough of Your Love            Bad Company    ​    

Some Kind of Wonderful                           Huey Lewis
Do It Again                                                     Steely Dan

Long Train Running                          Doobie Brothers

Old Time Rock n Roll                                   Bob Seger

Burnin' Love                                              Elvis Presley

Play that Funky Music                              Wild Cherry 

Miss You                                                  Rolling Stones

Brown Sugar                                           Rolling Stones

The Letter                                                     Joe Cocker 

Margaritaville                                          Jimmy Buffet

Sweet Caroline                                        Neil Diamond

Bad Case of Loving You                        Robert Palmer

Sweet Home Alabama                        Lynyrd Skynyrd

Wish You Were Here                                   Pink Floyd

​Travelin' Shoes                                          Elvin Bishop


Addicted to Love                                    Robert Palmer

Brass in Pocket                                             Pretenders

Every Breath You Take                                The Police

Back on the Chain Gang                             Pretenders

Hurts So Good                                 John Mellancamp

Whip It                                                                     Devo

What I Like About You                               Romantics

Workin' for a Livin'                                    Huey Lewis 

Billie Jean                                           Michael Jackson

Walk of Life                                                 Dire Straits

White Wedding                                               Billy Idol

Stray Cat Strut                                               Stray Cats

Running Down a Dream       Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Mony Mony                                                      Billy Idol

Give Me All Your Lovin'                                    ZZ Top

Sharp Dressed Man                                            ZZ Top

Brown Sugar                                           Rolling Stones

Pink Cadillac                                    Bruce Springsteen

Let's Dance                                                 David Bowie

Crazy Little Thing Called Love                          Queen

You May Be Right                                           Billy Joel

Just What I Needed                                        The Cars


Give Me One Reason                           Tracy Chapman


Running Down A Dream      Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Smooth                                                                Santana

Just a Girl                                                         No Doubt

The Middle                                         Jimmy Eat World

Hard to Handle                                         Black Crowes

All I Wanna Do                                           Sheryl Crow                              

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Exes and Ohs                                                    Elle King

Uptown Funk                    Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars         

Handclap                                      Fitz & The Tantrums
All About That Bass                            Meghan Trainor

Hella Good                                                       No Doubt


Disco Inferno                                            The Trammps

Hot Stuff                                                 Donna Summer

Super Freak                                                    Rick James

Brick House                                                Commodores

I Will Survive                                            Gloria Gaynor

Shake Your Booty               K.C. & The Sunshine Band

YMCA                                                          Village People

Play That Funky Music                               Wild Cherry

Celebration                                           Kool & The Gang


Wagon Wheel                                           Darius Rucker

Redneck Woman                                 Gretchen Wilson

Fast As You                                            Dwight Yoakum

Neon Moon                                             Brooks & Dunn

I Feel Lucky                              Mary Chapin-Carpenter

Folsum Prison Blues                                  Johnny Cash


Silver Springs                                          Fleetwood Mac

Little Wing                                                  Jimi Hendrix

Nights in White Satin                                Moody Blues       

Girl Crush                                             Lady Antebellum

Take It To the Limit                                              Eagles

At Last                                                             Etta James

Sleepwalk                                              Santos & Johnny

Purple Rain                                                             Prince

Wish You Were Here                                     Pink Floyd

Wonderful Tonight                                      Eric Clapton

I've Still Got The Blues For You                 Gary Moore

Turn The Page                                                  Bob Seger


Shake, Rattle & Roll                                     Elvis Presley

Santa Baby                                                       Eartha Kitt

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree           Brenda Lee

Feliz Navidad                                              Jose Feliciano

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Zen & Tonic is the culmination of four Valley musicians: Guitarist Dave Swanstrom, vocalist/keyboardist Pam Swanstrom, drummer Chuck Mandich and bassist, Steve Smith.

Dave, a California native, has been a dedicated musician for over 40 years, taking up the guitar in his teens. He studied at Dick Grove School of music, and with such luminaries as Lee Ritenour, Joe Pass, and developed a passion for the guitar giants Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck, combining his love of jazz and rock & roll. Dave performed in numerous variety bands, a percussion ensemble, and worked as a session musician. In 2012, Dave received a degree in audio production.

Pam grew up in St. Louis, singing in the choir, which was mostly made up of her very musical family She played piano from an early age and was self-taught on ukulele (before it was cool) and guitar.. A year after graduating high school, she began her musical career, concentrating on singing, with variety and top 40 bands and traveling throughout California and Hawaii. She studied voice with Eric Futterer, an associate of Seth Riggs, for several years, and also studied voice and piano in college. When not performing, she teaches piano and voice students, including those with special needs.

After nearly 25 years as a duo, Pam and Dave decided to create “Zen & Tonic “, going back to their roots as a “rock ‘n roll band”.

Chuck Mandich has been playing drums since he was a teen. In 1985, he relocated to Arizona from Seattle , Washington and got into the blues scene, playing with many of the local blues artists in the valley. Chuck has been involved in many original projects, variety bands and done many recording sessions playing an amazing array of genres: oldies, blues, country, rock, r&b, funk, classic rock, rock, and jazz fusion. Prior to Zen & Tonic, he performed with variety group, “Outside The Line”.

Steve Smith has been playing professionally for over forty years. Starting in the early 70’s, he covered New England from clubs in Boston to ski lodges in Vermont and the beaches of Cape Cod. Moving to Arizona in 1994, Steve was active in the Tucson club scene playing many venues including Chicago Bar, Rocket 88, Hotel Congress and many of the Famous Sam’s.  Moving to the Valley in 2001, Steve has continued his musical journey contributing to groups as varied as The Chauffeurs (oldies), Almost Famous (folk), Streamline (rock, country and jazz) and Guilty Pleasures (everything). He even participated in the annual Phoenix Blues Challenge for several years finishing second (talk about politics!) twice. Joining Zen & Tonic, Steve looks forward to many more years of doing what he loves best, playing for an audience. “I will stop playing when they kick dirt on my grave.”

Three Bands - One Mission

Zen & Tonic Song List

Pam & Dave/Zenergy
Zen & Tonic


​​Classic Rock, Contemporary and R & B

Zen and Tonic is a classic rock and R& B band, featuring Pam & Dave, Steve Smith on bass and vocals and Chuck Mandich on drums and vocals. With the addition of this powerhouse rhythm section and killer harmonies, we are getting back to our roots as a rock and roll band.  With all this talent on stage, you can only expect amazing music and good times wherever we play!