Z-STAR (“zee-star”) conjure up a heady infectious modern-day mix of Psyche Soul Blues n Rock, led by the ferociously engaging, sensual powerhouse Zee Gachettte. Expect to rock the funk out with dirty basslines, phat blues beats, raucous riﬀy rock n roll guitars and Zee’s soul-soaked voice - “a life force that exhilarates!”. Wowing audiences around Europe and Australia with their high octane transcendental live performances, bringing rock royalty Jimmy Page & Roger Daltrey to their feet, when they won “Best Live Act” at the BMAs.
Z-STAR’s high octane transcendental live shows have lit up stages worldwide with performances at some of the most legendary festivals and venues including; Glastonbury, Bestival, Secret Garden Party, Dingwalls, The Jazz Cafe, Standon Calling, Guitare En Scene, Festival Nuits Du Sud, MaMA, Le Trianon, Hotel Cafe, Zanzibar, Polish Woodstock, The Roxy, Circolo Degli Artisti & MTV Live.
FESTIVALS (A selection of..)
The Garden of Unearthly Delights - Australia | Latitude - UK | Guitar Academy - Poland | Festival De Blues - France | Guitare En Scene - France | Blue Mountain Blues & Roots Festival - Australia | The Great Escape - UK | Latitude Festival - UK | Secret Garden Party - UK | Les Nuits de Patrimonio - Corsica | Arezzowave - Italy | Woodstock - Poland | Roskilde - Denmark | Showtime Festival Olympics’12 - UK | Subbotnik - Russia | Usada Jazz Festival - Russia | Rhythmtree Festival - UK | MTV Live - Italy | Usaba Festival - Russia | Veneto Jazz Festival - Italy | Multicultural Festival - Australia | Festival Rencontres et Racines - France | Standon Calling - UK | Thame Festival - UK | Boomtown Festival - UK | Into The Wild - UK | Feast Festival - Australia | Brighton Fringe Festival - UK | Glastonbury - UK | Roskilde - Denmark | Blues Passion - France | Festival Chorus - France | Brighton Pride - UK
COOL VENUES (A selection of..)
Dingwalls - London | Salumeria Della Music - Milan | Royal Albert Hall - London | Zanzibar - LA | Paradiso - Amsterdam | Hotel Cafe - LA | The Roxy - LA | The Jazz Cafe - London | Le Trianon - Paris | Circolo Degli Artisti - Rome | Duma Club - Moscow | Radio City Hall - New York | Viper Room - LA | The Blue Note - Milan | La Fleche D’Or - Paris | 16 Tons - Moscow | Boule Noire - Paris | The American - St Petersburg | The Grace Darling - Melbourne | Django Bar at The Camelot Lounge - Sydney | Boule Noire - Paris | Fleche D’Or - Paris
Zee Gachette: Lead Vocals/Electric Guitar
Sebastien Heintz or Diogenes Baptisttella: Lead Electric Guitar
Mark Moonshine: Bass
Nikolaj Bjerre: Drums
Lee Spreadbury: Keys
16 Tons of Love
“A force of nature.”
“An interstellar ride with the most exquisite psychedelic rock goddess around! Tipping a hat to the doors, but not only that, flipping it up into the air and catching it as a different hat and looking damn good in it, moments of intimate 5th dimension genius, then taken down to the roots of rock ’n bluesy soul to lift the hearts and feet in order to kick down those doors of perception!”
“Z-Star has a surreal presence that draws you in and puts you under her spell. She commands attention with her powerful voice and well-crafted musicianship.”
“Destined to touch the hearts of free and sensitive people, bringing joy, freedom and emotion.”
“Zee [is] the next Jim Morrison and the 21st Century Doors.”
“Sublime…A creative masterpiece."
Blues & Soul
“Wonderful! Creative, seductive, just downright great!”
Louder Than War
“Rolling Stone have proclaimed Z-STAR as having the new sound of heavy soul and rock n roll, and we can’t help but agree. They’re the band who seemed to skip to ‘emerging’ status and jump straight to bigger things.”
“New blues star of the future.”
The Blues Magazine
"Dangerous, seductive, edgy, profound and impressively unpredictable."
Exposure Music Awards UK
“Z-Star just simply tore the stage apart with their incredible musicianship & hi-octane performance. If they had delivered any more energy the stage would have exploded. Zee Gachette you were born a star and you and your band were the highlight of our festival.”
Blenheim Camping & Music Festival
“The voice of the globe, electrifying songs, and (Zee’s) evocative stage presence… ”
“The feedback we have received from the festival audience has been positively phenomenal. Zee’s high energy raw stage performance at the opening concert for the festival blew the many thousands of Canberrans away. Zee’s incredible presence on stage, her raw sound and brilliant voice pushed to its limits, ensured everyone at the festival remained mesmerised. We look forward to hosting Zee and her band once again in the not too distant future.”
National Multicultural Festiva