Musician with Fibromyalgia Donates Album Proceeds to NFA

February 9, 2010

WHO: KatZen indie rock band and the National Fibromyalgia Association

WHAT: Tamara Cimmerian, lead singer/songwriter and pianist of new rock band KatZen was medically diagnosed with fibromyalgia after suffering chronic unexplained pain for months following the birth of her child. Tamara struggled to get back to daily activities. A musician since age five, she found working on music helped to relieve pain and provided a creative outlet. On her newest album Overcome, Tamara utilizes her four-octave-range voice to express her battle against hardships. Tamara has teamed up with the National Fibromyalgia Association to raise awareness and will donate one-third of KatZens’ Overcome album proceeds to the nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for the millions of people living with fibromyalgia. Overcome features three of songs, all of which are about overcoming adversity. Tamara is joined on the album by drummer Forrest Robinson, who has played with India.Arie and TLC; and guitarist Jesse Berent.

WHEN: Now through March 31, 2010

WHERE: Overcome is available on iTunes and Amazon, as well as other digital retailers for $2.97 and individual songs for $0.99. For direct links to digital retailers selling Overcome, please visit

MORE: KatZen is a rock music project out of Downtown L.A. founded by Tamara Cimmerian. Tamara’s the principal member and her vision exclusively guides the artistic direction. Tamara works with drummer Forrest Robinson and co-producer Drew Schnurr to make music that blends different genres (rock, industrial, piano & metal) yet still creates a distinct sound. The National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop and execute programs dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with fibromyalgia. Founded in 1997 by Lynne Matallana and Karen Lee Richards, the NFA is the largest non-profit organization working to support people with fibromyalgia and other chronic pain illnesses.

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  1. This is awesome. Tamara is a very talented artist and obviously has a very big heart. Her music is amazing and what a great cause to donate to!

  2. I love it when artists step up to help the community. It makes me so excited! I’ll defiantly be supporting them by buying the Overcome CD. I love love love their music, so I would be buying it anyways. There’s more information about them on their website. Check it out. *peace*

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