ZAK WINS TOP MALE VOCALIST
April 8, 2013
Thank you for all of your votes and support in helping Zak win the Top Male Vocalist award at the 4th Annual Jersey Acoustic Music Awards on Sunday.
SHERVIN LAINEZ MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHY
March 14, 2013
Zak just finished a really cool photoshoot with the incredibly talented SHERVIN LAINEZ - MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHY. Zak is looking forward to using this with his upcoming happenings, including a summer/fall album release.
ZAK RECEIVES 4 NOMINATIONS FOR JAM AWARDS
February 15, 2013
Zak's been nominated for 4 JAM Awards - Jersey Acoustic Music Awards. Vote for him at the links below only once each nomination. The 4 categories he's nominated for are Top Male Performer, Top Male Vocalist, Top Pop/Indie/Rock Band, and Top Indie/Pop/Rock Album. Please share this on facebook and twitter and however else. Voting ends March 1 and you can only vote once per nomination!
"BRAND NEW PARTY" ON GARY WIEN'S 2012 PLAYLIST
January 2, 2013
Happy New Year! Gary Wien created a playlist of his top songs for 2012 and Brand New Party made the cut. Check it out, Gary Wien's Top Songs of 2012.
"CRAWLING" MUSIC VIDEO
Zak Smith, Montclair, NJ - "He's got an amazing ability to incorporate the sounds of alternative rock with Americana to form his own signature sound... remember his name” (Gary Wien, "Are You Listening? The Top 100 Albums of 2001-2010 from New Jersey Artists).
Zak's alternative/americana sound has come from years of listening to artists from the past like Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash and Bruce Springsteen. With a heavy focus on lyrics and backing vocal arrangements, Zak's music follows in the tradition of singer/songwriters such as Leonard Cohen and Neil Young while also incorporating the gospel influenced call and response backup singing style used by artists such as Ray Charles and The Temptations.
Zak has been on several successful east coast and international tours, filmed many music videos, and received coast to coast buzz and sales from his ep Haunted Feet (January 2011) and his new self-titled full length (May 2012). Continuing on into 2013 Zak has a never-ending catalog of songs he plans on recording and releasing in the form of at least two albums and free downloads through his website or smartphone app.