Dublin, County Dublin
ZASKA serves up a feel-good blend of funk, jazz, and R&B known as Future Soul. Alongside contemporaries in the genre, Hiatus Kaiyote, Vulfpeck, and Snarky Puppy, ZASKA is popular with anyone who appreciates solid head-nodding grooves with touches of the unconventional. GoldenPlec called his sound, “a colourful, courageous, soul catching, bone shaking, funk.”
Max Zaska is the maestro guitarist-composer leading a supergroup of Ireland’s finest talent, whose revolving roster has included Hozier and members of Wyvern Lingo, Little Green Cars, and BARQ.
With blistering guitar licks, soulful vocals, stanky bass hooks, tightly driven percussion, jazzy keyboards, and killer horns, ZASKA’s compositions are a complex mix. Think Steely Dan and Santana meet Erykah Badu and D’Angelo.
No matter the lineup, ZASKA is fuelled by a supernova of raw energy that’s earned him a reputation for stellar live shows and landed rave reviews on festival and club appearances.
Max Zaska is a true Bohemian. More than just his style, it’s the region in Germany where his family originates. He grew up in Co. Wicklow, Ireland and completed a B.A. in Jazz Performance at Newpark Music Centre, connecting his blues-rock roots with a love of improvisation. Recently named one of Ireland’s best guitarists by GoldenPlec, Max can be heard on The Waterboys 2017 release, “Didn’t We Walk On Water”.
Crowdfunding a staggering €14,000 for the ZASKA debut album, more than 20 of the best in the Irish music scene have come together for the record which will be released early in 2019. The future looks funky and full of promise.
“As impressive as the ZASKA experience is on record, the live show featuring his earth-shaking eight piece band is an incomparable experience and one not to be missed”
“A musically adventurous and highly addictive offering, packed tight with dazzling displays of funk.”
GoldenPlec’s Irish EP of the year
“ZASKA is one of the most exciting and fun acts on the scene right now.”
The Thin Air