Z-STAR

To be at a Z-STAR concert is a truly liberating experience; dangerous, seductive, edgy, profound and impressively unpredictable – unfolding like a most decadent road trip through a SoulFunk VoodooRock magic-infused landscape. The Z-STAR sound is created and led by singer-songwriter, musician and producer, Zee Gachette, and her multi-cultural band; Brazilian Diogenes Baptisttella (Lead Guitar), Danish Nikolaj Bjerre (Drums – Lamb, Ian Seagal), Jevon Beaumont (Bass) and Alex Bennett (Keys – Corinne Bailey Rae, John Legend).

Musically described as “the lovechild of Jimi Hendrix and Nina Simone” (Il Corriere Della Sera), Zee Gachette is a musicians’ artist admired by many musical heavyweights including Nigel Kennedy and Quincy Jones. Awarded BEST LIVE ACT at the Brighton Music Awards, Z-STAR delivered a performance which brought the audience, including Jimmy Page (Led Zepplin) and Roger Daltrey (The Who), to their feet. Zee “dominates the stage like the lead of a West End musical, a ring-leader…the band follow her every move like an orchestra to its conductor” (Spannered).

Zee has a myth-like reputation that quietly spans the globe. She has performed on global stages to audiences of up to 250,000, including the Royal Albert Hall, Radio City Hall, Ronnie Scotts, MTV Live, Arezzowave, Roskilde, Villa Ada, Glastonbury, WOMAD, Bestival, Polish Woodstock and had inspiring collaborations (writing/recording/performing) with; Nigel Kennedy (The Four Elements, The Four Seasons albums and Live Nation tours), Keziah Jones, Spleen, Shlomo, Arthur Brown, Max Sedgely (number 1 dance chart singles), George Benson, Meshell Ndegecello, Richie Havens, Sinead O’Connor, Gabin (number 1 singles in Europe), Matthew Herbert, Natascha Atlas, Beverly Knight, Isabellia Rossellini, Sunlight Square etc.

Her records have been released by various global labels inc. VirginEMI, Sony, Wagram, Universal, Playground, Quango and Tommy Boy with many songs featured in European Films, Commercials, TV series (Ugly Betty, CSI, Six Feet Under, Californication, Brothers & Sisters, Entourage).

Zee is recording a new EP for Z-STAR (Autumn release), as well as performing at a variety of European (Festival Scene De Femme, Les Orielle En Pointe…) and UK festivals including Standon Calling, Thames Festival, Give, Boom Town, Green Gathering, Showtime Festival (commissioned by the Mayor of London for the Olympics) with an immersive and spontaneous 360° music and arts experience called Lyrix Organix: Relay – touring the London boroughs, as featured this summer on BBC 1 News, Sky, BBC London 94.9, Exeunt Magazine, Metro and Radio France.

“Deserves serious success” – Brighton Music Awards

“Intense magic…see Z-STAR live. It’s a mesmerizing and liberating experience.” – AAA Music

“She kicks everyone else’s ass on stage, there’s no doubt, the stage is hers!” – Rockerilla

“Like a fine malt whiskey this girl gets better and better” – Blues & Soul

“Definitely one to watch!” – BBC Radio 2

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