Zak Sobel is a singer-songwriter and composer from New York, New York. Although Zak had been a lifelong music lover, it wasn’t until his freshman year at Penn State University, in 2007, when he first picked up a guitar. Although those closest to him thought it wouldn't stick, Zak and his Martin D-15 formed a quick and lasting friendship. Throughout college, Zak spent time honing his craft, writing songs, and meeting other musicians in the area. In April, 2010, towards the end of his junior year, Zak put a band together for a few shows before school let out for the summer. The Zak Sobel Band hit the ground running at the start of his senior year and by the time that Zak graduated, in May 2011, he and his band had become household names in his beloved State College, Pennsylvania, as well as headlining major festivals and opening for acts OAR, Matisyahu, The Apples in Stereo, Man Man, Lupe Fiasco, Little Big Town, and others along the way.
In the summer and through the fall of 2011, Zak booked a 45-date East Coast tour that took him from New York to Pittsburgh and from Rochester to Washington D.C., culminating with a move to Los Angeles, in January, 2012 to work as the Music Supervisor, an Associate Producer, and a Composer on his first feature film, “Hansel & Gretel Get Baked.” HG finished post-production in December, 2012 and is being distributed by Tribeca Film domestically and Jinga Films (London) internationally. While in LA, Zak continued to play gigs locally, licensed his music to Verizon, and wrote the music video for John Fogerty's, "Mystic Highway."
In 2013, Zak moved back to New York and has continued to gig steadily. Zak plans to release his fifth album in spring, 2017.