ZASKA :: Ensemble


As a 90’s child growing up in Co. Wicklow, ZASKA seems to have come from a different place and era altogether. His unique stage identity of Guitarist + Rapper paired with his off stage Composition + Arrangement talents has made him a complete musical anomaly.

Having completed a B.A. in Jazz Performance in Newpark he has found a way of channeling the complex and unconventional through a feel-good blend of Funk, Rap and Soul reminiscent of Steely Dan, The Roots and Frank Zappa.

With an entertainer’s soul fueled by a supernova of raw energy backed by a 8-piece supergroup of Dublin’s most in demand professional musicians, Zaska’s famous live shows are a force to be reckoned with.

Fresh from the recent release of his Debut EP “In Your Own Sweet Time” in March and with another EP already in the pipeline, 2014 has established him as one of Ireland’s most exciting and unique prospects.

Influences: The Roots, Steely Dan, Frank Zappa, D’Angelo, Dirty Projectors, Erykah Badu, Hiatus Kaiyote

“Zaska has produced one of the most strikingly accomplished debuts to cross the Hot Press towers sound system in quite some time indeed” – Hotpress

“One of the most exciting up-and-coming artists in the country” – Le Cool

Photo credit: ©Dublin Jazz Photography

SATURDAY 04.07.2015

  • Musicmaker and Hipdrop Records presents
  • FORQ
  • Supported by ZASKA
  • Tickets from €18