Tempting Zen was formed, when Joellen Cabot and Doug Sable-Wilmarth, reconnected after many years of losing touch. After writing many songs, via long distance, Joellen moved back to Denver, Colorado from South Carolina, to form a band with Doug, and through Doug, met Chris George and Kelly Watson. Shortly thereafter Stephan Hoff was added to the line up and Tempting Zen was born!
Tempting Zen is a Rock band whose songs embrace many musical styles, which when fused together with their "Rock" roots form a captivating synergy of sound. Their creative philosophy is simply to write good music, regardless of which musical mode their tunes fall into. Hence, they have coined a new non-category of Rock called "No-Niche Rock".