Zak Sobel is a singer-songwriter and composer from New York, New York.
A lifelong music lover, it wasn’t until his freshman year at Penn State University when he first picked up a guitar. Throughout college, Zak spent time honing his craft and writing songs, leading to the formation of his band in May, 2010. By the time Zak graduated in May 2011, he and his band had become household names in his beloved State College, Pennsylvania, headlining their own shows, earning slots at 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 fall and winter of 2011, Zak embarked on 45-date East Coast tour which culminated with a move to Los Angeles in January, 2012 to work as the Music Supervisor on his first feature film, “Hansel & Gretel Get Baked.” Zak also wrote three original songs for the film and earned an associate producer credit for his work during post-production, including assisting in editing the final cut of the film.
While in LA, in addition to gigging locally, Zak licensed two original compositions to Verizon for commercial use, and created the concept for John Fogerty's "Mystic Highway” music video. In 2013, Zak moved back to New York and has continued to gig steadily.
For Zak’s newest project, “Mattituck Vol. 1,” he teamed up with producer/engineer, Kyle “KILLAKAKE” Herman, and multi-instrumentalist, Eric Detzel. They recorded the EP over a long weekend at a little cottage on the North Fork of Long Island. Keep an eye out for new music and videos from Zak and his team.
Watch Zak play his song, “Loud Neighbor Blues,” live at WVIA in Pittston, PA
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