Singer-songwriter Zach Said from Shropshire was hugely inspired by his musical grandfather, Michael Jackson. However, not the infamous King of Pop, but Shrewsbury’s local King of Disco who ran local club nights which influenced his grandson’s tastes.
The soulful artist released his debut EP CONTRAST in late 2017 under the Sony subsidiary Insanity Records – the same label that looks after Craig David and Bad Sounds. With a strong, passionate voice, slow, swung RnB beats and melodic guitar rhythms, CONTRAST is a six-track compilation that showcases his wide range of talents. ‘Holding On’ has steady driving beats that build up to atmospheric choruses and is reminiscent of Rag’n’Bone Man, while the ‘F*ck You’ demo has a more Africana undertone with samba drums and a broader variety of instruments. After working through his computer programming degree, Zach Said proudly produces and mixes his own tracks, showing he’s in complete creative control of his music and its authenticity.
In May he released his latest single ‘Money’ featuring rapper Knucks, which relies on funk guitar and an off-the-beat bassline to set the groovy pace. Upon the track’s meaning, he told Gigs and Tours Discover how he wrote it for his girlfriend when he couldn’t afford to buy her a birthday present, although jokes that she probably would have preferred something more material.
He also disclosed that on this upcoming tour, fans can expect him to perform ‘Money’, all the tracks from CONTRAST as well covers and a sneak preview at some new material, so don’t miss out!
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