|Genres||Blues rock, psychedelic rock, disco, funk, soul|
|Instruments||Electric guitar, Keys, bass, drums, vocals|
|Associated acts||SlowTrainSoul, Zee Gachette|
Z-STAR (pronounced 'zee-star') is the Psychedelic Rock-Soul project of Zee Gachette a British/Trinidadian singer-songwriter, musician, artist, and record producer based in Brighton and signed to Muthastar Records. Zee has released three albums under the name Z-STAR, Voodoo Dragon Risin (VDR 2000), Who Loves Lives (EMI 2004) and Masochists & Martyrs (Muthastar 2010). Each album is very different with an eclectic diaspora of songs and sounds.
The latest EP release 16 Tons, is a return to her Rock roots. The musical arrangements are written and performed by diverse collective of world class musicians. At the core Zee Gachette (Lead vocals, drums, gtrs, sounds), Nikolaj Bjerre from Denmark (drums), Diogenes Baptisttella from Brazil (Lead Gtr, vocals). Other Uk based musicians include, Sylvain Lamotte (Bass, vocals), Lee Spreadbury (Keys, Vocals), Sebastien Heintz (Lead Gtr). It has been said that the band Rock royalty, Jimmy Page and Roger Daltrey, both offered their seal of approval having caught the new sound at the Brighton Music Awards when Z-STAR picked up the best live act award presented by Psychedelic rock legend Arthur Brown. In Spring 2014, Zee launched a crowd-funding campaign through PledgeMusic to raise the funds for the production of the forthcoming album 16 Tons of Love. The campaign was a success and the album is expected in Autumn 2015. Z-STAR are currently touring throughout Europe, Russia and Australia.
- Zee Gachette – Vocals, Electric Guitar, Drums/Percussion
- Diogenes Baptisttella – Lead Guitar, Vocals
- Nikolaj Bjerre – Drums
- Sebastien Heintz – Lead Gtr, Vocals
- Lee Spreadbury – Keys
- Mark Meilack – Bass, Vocals
- Daisy Palmer – Drums
- 2013: 16 Tons EP (Muthastar Records)
- 2010: Masochists & Martyrs (Muthastar Records)
- 2004: Who Loves Lives (EMI)
- 2000: Voodoo Dragon Risin' (VDR Records)
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