Role: Guitar and BassTutor
Speciality: Pop, Rock, Funk, Soul , Blues.
Student Types: Teens and Adults
Zak is a professional bass player, who has spent his entire working life in
the industry. He has a wealth of knowledge, having played many different
genres of music, and been a touring musician for multiple award winning
artists. During his career, Zak has spent seven years performing with the
Undercover Hippy, five years with Elles Bailey, and two years with Eddie
Martin, extensively touring the UK, Europe and Nashville, America. Zak
regularly plays festivals across the country, including Glastonbury,
Boomtown, Secret Garden Party, C2C and Wilderness, and has supported
popular artists such as Ben Howard, The Cat Empire, Grandmaster Flash,
and Mud Morganfield.
In addition to touring, Zak’s playing and writing can be found on much
recorded material, which has been streamed over a million times, on
multiple platforms including Spotify, Apple Music and Youtube. This work
has been supported by BBC Radio including Radio 2, Radio 4, Radio
1Xtra, and Radio 6 music.
Zak has a real passion for teaching, and has taught since graduating from
university, alongside his busy touring schedule. Zak’s students have
attained Grade eight bass to distinction level, to go onto university
themselves. Zak holds a degree in professional musicianship from BIMM,
as well as rockschool grade eight in both bass guitar, and electric guitar.