The Zach Waters Band is a Rock n Roll band from Sacramento, CA. This power trio consists of drummer Steve Pires, bassist Grayson Roberts, and is fronted by guitarist/vocalist Zach Waters. The first lineup of The Zach Waters Band was formed in 2016 when Zach was 16 years old, and since then has performed all over the West Coast, from San Diego to Seattle. (See our EPK below for more detailed achievements/accolades.) Taking inspiration from classic artists such as Jimi Hendrix, ACDC, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Led Zeppelin, and more, this young artist is putting his own twist on the classic rock, blues driven genre. Motorcycles, dynamite rhythms, beautiful women, authentic showmanship, and screaming guitars are always to be expected at a ZWB show.
“A lot of people out there claim to be rock n roll, but rock n roll is so much more than a couple hours of music on a Friday night. Rock’n and Roll’n is a lifestyle, an energy that cannot be denied. Rock n Roll is about loud guitars, banging drums, stomping bass, and coming together to fight the challenges that life throws at us. So let’s all come together, and let the music take us far away” - ZWB
The Zach Waters Band has been fortunate enough to share the lighted stage with acts such as: Dokken, Y&T, Pat Travers, Albert Cummings, Frank Hannon (Tesla), LA Guns, Gretchen Menn, Ron Artis II, Chris Cain, Tommy Castro, Jackie Greene, Atomik Tommy McClendon(UFO) The Darbies, and others! Furthermore, Zach is also an endorsed artist for Tantris Picks, and Thimble Guitar Slides. In 2018, the readers of SN&R Magazine voted the band as the best Blues/Rock act in the Sacramento region, and in 2019 were nominated for 3 Sacramento Music Awards (Blues, Teen Artist, Live Performer.) In 2020 The Zach Waters Band was nominated for yet another Sacramento Music Award for Rock Artist of the year. ZWB have also had TV/Movie song placements ("Lookin' To Play" as well as "Misery Blues") on national television (Fox Sports) as well as independent films.
As of 2021, ZWB has been consistently producing/releasing music videos, youtube content, music releases, as well as touring around the west coast. If you like real Rock n Roll from the soul, make sure to follow the Zach Waters Band!
PC: Teardrop Studios
The official music video for "Lookin' To Play"! We worked very hard on this song/video, and we hope that our message is clear to our fans. This year has been a tough one for everyone, especially musicians, and we tried to capture the emotion of wanting to rock again; we know that every rock n roll band out there is lookin' to play.
The Whisky a Go Go: Hollywood, CA
Ace of Spades: Sacramento, CA
Disneyland Hotel Rooftop: Anaheim, CA
The Rose Theatre: Pasadena, CA
Felton Music Hall: Felton, CA
The Empress Theatre: Vallejo, CA
Brick and Mortar: San Francisco, CA
The Sofia Center for the Arts: Sacramento, CA
The Crest Theatre: Sacramento, CA
Lucky Strike: Hollywood, CA
Torch Club: Sacramento, CA
The Boardwalk: Orangevale, CA
The Maltese: Chico, CA
Harlow's Nightclub: Sacramento, CA
Cal Expo State Fair 2017: Sacramento, CA
Cal Expo Global Winter 2018: Sacramento, CA
Hawthorne Theatre: Portland, OR
Swabbies on the River: Sacramento, CA
Opera House: Roseville, CA
Darrell's Tavern: Shoreline, WA
Lou's Blues: San Francisco, CA
Quarternote: Sunnyvale, CA
Strikes Unlimited: Rocklin, CA
"He and his bandmates have been tearing up the local music scene lately" - Mark Demsky (Fox40)
"He's on his way, tearing up the club circuit around California"-Sacramento Magazine
"Waters' acrobatic guitar playing is not wasted on audiences, as his adroit fingers work the fretboard of his Gibson Les Paul"- Sacramento News and Review
"The musical trinity composed of Zach Waters (guitar/vocals), Steve Pires (drums), and Grayson Roberts (bass), is taking over the Central Valley" - Rock & Research Magazine
"Some say, from birth, we all have untapped creative potential, but it's rare you find someone so intimately in touch with that creativity and able to get it outside of themselves with such " hold it up to the light" and " take that" attitude. Check these guys out and you'll likely become fans for life" - Chris Conley
"Fresh and classic at the same time. I had to listen twice. It's damn good" - Jason Haxton
"We Love Zach!" KZAP Radio
"When I first got to the club, the parking lot was full. That made me smile. I walked in and saw the place packed!"-Lynn's Hangouts
The Zach Waters Band is a Blues/Rock band from Sacramento, CA. This power trio consists of drummer Steve Pires, bassist Grayson Roberts, and is fronted by 21 year old guitarist/vocalist Zach Waters. Taking inspiration from classic artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Alice in Chains, Montrose, Led Zeppelin, ACDC, and more, this young artist is putting his own twist on the classic rock, blues driven genre. The first lineup of The Zach Waters Band was formed in December of 2016, when Zach was a 16 year old junior in High School. The young blues rocker has been fortunate enough to share the lighted stage with acts such as: Dokken, Y&T, Pat Travers, Albert Cummings, Frank Hannon, LA Guns, Gretchen Menn, Ron Artis II, Chris Cain, Tommy Castro, Jackie Greene, and others!
Endorsements: Thimble Guitar Slides, Tantris Picks
Press Features: Good Day Sacramento, Fox40, TruRock Magazine, Sacramento Magazine, Style Magazine, Rock and Research Magazine, Fox Sports
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