Hello Happy Labor Day guys! I hope you all have a wonderful day:) To help make your day even better, I have some new music for you to check out. So sit back and enjoy!
2011 offered Joseph’s Antiques multiple placements in TV and film, namely features on NBC’s “The Office,” ABC’s “Happy Endings,” CW’s “Gossip Girl,” NBC’s “Chicago Fire,” MTV’s “Friendzone,” FuseTV On Demand, and select tracks from the album featured in the 2012 Sundance Film Festival submission The Boys of Abu Ghraib starring Sean Astin.
Zak has been on several successful east coast and international tours, filmed many music videos, and received coast to coast buzz and sales from his ep Haunted Feet (January 2011) and his self-titled full length (May 2012). Zak is currently getting ready to release his upcoming album, THE PRECAMBRIAN AGE, this Fall 2013 with a number of pre-release specials and sneak previews. Stay updated by joining Zak’s e-mail list from his website, liking his facebook page, or downloading his free smartphone app.
I started singing and playing guitar when I was eight-years old, out on the plains just outside of St. Louis, Missouri. I wore out Carpenters, Beach Boys, and Barbara Streisand records. When I was 9, my parents, four brothers, two sisters, and a dog and a cat piled into a station wagon and drove to Mystic, Connecticut. I’ve been here ever since. I took guitar lessons from Ron Apicelli (who I thought was Peter Frampton), but is actually the current owner of Ron’s Guitars in Groton, CT.
I joined my first band when I was 15 (recruited after a rousing karaoke version of Don’t Stop Believing at a High School Talent Show.) This band, Majestic, was just the first of about a million rock-n-roll cover bands I would eventually participate in, rippin’ everything from Judas Priest to Donna Summer to Boston. The Toys, Casino, Two of a Kind, Fever and Witness Protection are a few of the names I can remember.
When I was 18, I gave up a full academic scholarship to the University of Hartford to go hang out with friends attending the Guitar Institute of Technology in California (see? this has always been my problem!) The problem I had there was the drinking age. I wasn’t old enough to even play in the bars! So I came home. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!
In between cover bands I had a lovely daughter named Lauren, who now can truly rock on the keyboards, makes a mean YouTube video, and cracks me up constantly.
It wasn’t until I attended my first Bruce Springsteen concert that I was finally inspired to write my own stuff. I just didn’t know how to go about it. On the way home from the concert, I simply started writing on the steering wheel, and I haven’t stopped yet.
Some cool stuff has happened since I started writing.