Zachary Lukkarila


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 

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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 
MXR Tap 
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