Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop, Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Phoenix, Jeff Buckley, Fried Chicken And Tone


band members

Zac Slater- Vocals/Guitar Billy Bennet - Drums/Guitar Tom Fraser - Bass Angus Gray - Keys


Influences

Every single aspect of music.


Bio

There are very few musicians as versatile as Zac Slater. The self-taught multi-instrumentalist from Launceston, Tasmania fuses elements of reggae and hip-hop with soulful vocals and upbeat acoustic guitar to create his signature sound.

Born into a musical family (his father a drummer and mother a singer), Zac was only two years old when he first picked up a set of drumsticks and started banging out beats, discovering early on an innate desire to make music.

Zac made his debut in 2010, releasing a self-titled solo EP via Rockfellaz, which landed him a spot among the Australian APRA 2011 song-writing competition finalists.
Since moving to Melbourne to pursue his music career, Zac has played alongside some of Australia’s most loved artists including Sticky Fingers, Thundamentals, Kingswood, Ivan Oooze and Boo Seeka. 2017 saw him move crowds at Falls Festival, Basin Concert and Party In The Paddock. Zac also released his second EP ‘The Versatile Mind’ late 2017 and signed with Alt. Music Group.

2018 was a monumental year for Zac. He released two tracks, ‘I Gotta Smile’ and ‘Take a Shot’, which took over the Triple J Unearthed Charts. ‘I Gotta Smile’ had 2 weeks at number 1 on the indie charts, while ‘Take a Shot’ had 3 weeks a top of the hip hop charts. He also supported several notable acts such as; the legendary Bootleg Rascal, Australia’s wonder boy RUEL, and New Zealand chiller’s Mako Road.
His track ‘Magic’, which got to number 5 on the Triple J Unearthed overall charts, was just the start of what will be a big year for Zac. He has plenty more banging shows lined up to follow up his killer performances at MY BABY’s Melbourne show and Mount Beauty Music Festival. With big plans already in action for 2019, you better keep an ear ready for Zac Slater.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

29 Jan 2019

Triple J
35

I don't think Zac's stuff is going to be immediately palatable for everybody but I really admire how he's carving out his own space with his music. This is another good step forward.

I don't think Zac's stuff is going to be immediately palatable for everybody but I really admire how he's carving out his own space with his music. This is another good step forward.