Easter Sunday, 1998: a 12 year old Zach can be found sitting in his bedroom listening to Third Eye Blind's self titled release for the first time - following along with each song to the lyrics in the CD insert from start to finish. During this time something magical happened and he just HAD to repeat this process all over again. He had to know how to play these songs- these riffs- they just hit SO hard.
From the time he was gifted his first guitar- a black Squire Stratocaster- the next year, Zach would spend late nights on the weekends with friends and neighbors jamming in his barn loft in New Bloomington, OH (a tiny little town just outside Marion) playing whatever was popular on rock radio at the time (which was a LOT of Papa Roach, I guess)-- and the rest is history from there.
Outside of music Zach is a big fan of Kung Fu movies, Japanese Anime, video games, DnD, plant-based cooking, and anything outdoors (camping, kayaking, etc).
Other projects include The Ballroom (2005-2010) and King Bradley (2017-2018)
Influences: Third Eye Blind, Bush, Deftones, Mayday Parade, Taking Back Sunday, Taylor Swift, Porter Robinson, and The Honorary Title
Zach's rig includes:
Gibson SG Standard
Epiphone Les Paul Custom Pro
Fender Thinline Semi-Hollow Telecaster
Ibanez Semi-Hollow Talman
Orange Dual Terror Head
Harley Benton 2x12 Vintage 30 Cabinet
Ernie Ball VPJr.
Morley Bad Horsie 2 Wah
Ibanez Tubescreamer TS80
MXR EVH Phase 90
MXR Analog Chorus
Xotic SP Compressor
TC Electronics Flashback 2 Delay
TC Electronics Ditto Looper
TC Electronics Polytune Tuner
EHX Oceans 11 Reverb
Ernie Ball Strings
Fender Medium Picks