Zac Baird

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Zach Baird
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Zach Baird
Background information
Birth name Zachary Baird
Born (1971-02-16) February 16, 1971 (age 43)
Origin Orange County, California
Genres Alternative rock, alternative metal, hip-hop, punk rock, electronica, funk, pop
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, keyboardist, pianist,
Instruments Keyboards, synthesizers, analog synthesizers, piano, organ, accordion, programming, percussion, vocals
Years active 1989 - present
Labels Sony Music Entertainment, Geffen Records, Wind-Up Records, Virgin Records, EMI, Emotional Syphon Recordings
Associated acts Korn, Adam Lambert, Jonathan Davis and the SFA, Fear and the Nervous System, Everlast, Evanescence, Maimou, Cottonmouth,TX, BillyGoat, Hairy Apes BMX, Whitey
Website Official MySpace
Notable instruments
Moog
Analogue Systems
Access Virus
Novation
Roland Corporation
Clavia Nord
Korg
Yamaha Piano

Zachary Baird, born February 16, 1971 in Orange County, California, is a keyboardist and pianist, currently collaborating with the band Korn.[1] He is also noted for using the Moog synthesizer.[2] as well as the Ondes Martenot.

Early life[edit]

Zach Baird graduated from the Arts Magnet, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas.[3] A high school that has produced other artist such as musicians Edie Brickell, Erykah Badu, jazz trumpet player Roy Hargrove, singer song writer Patrice Pike and singer Norah Jones.

Musical career[edit]

His first project was a 15 piece funk band called Whitey but he then joined the band BillyGoat in 1990 and was a member for six years. Over the years he either founded or was involved in numerous other projects and bands, including:

Baird has collaborated with artists from many various music genres, including Edie Brickell, Everlast, Evanescence (provided programming for their debut album "Fallen"), Colin Hay, Daniel Powter, Mike Dillon, and Stone Gossard.

He was auditioned for Nine Inch Nails:

He was also auditioned for the Grammy-awarded alternative artist Beck, he describes it as great experience:

He was touring with pop singer and pianist, Daniel Powter in Europe in 2005.[3]

He has recently been working with the band Korn, touring with them worldwide as a masked horse ( Which in turn, he got his nickname "Horse") in See You on the Other Side tour, as well as in their 2006 edition of Family Values Tour. He has temporarily joined the band for their eighth studio album.

Collaboration with Korn and his previous projects was quite a difference for him:

On December 9, 2006 Baird performed with the band on MTV Unplugged: Korn playing piano.

After the Bitch we got a problem tour Baird continued to work with KoRn frontman Jonathan Davis on his Alone I Play tour as a part of his backing band SFA.

Baird has also contributed with work on KoRn guitarist Munky's solo project Fear and the Nervous System.

In late 2009 and early 2010, Baird was part of Adam Lambert's band providing programming, working as his music director and playing keyboards.

2011 was the year of James "Munky" Shaffer of Korn solo project Fear and the Nervous system featuring Zac on Keyboards. With an undetermined second album or tour.

Baird is still with Korn on their upcoming 2013 "The Paradigm Shift" Tour and has been a staple of Korn's live show since 2006.

TV Appearances[edit]

Keyboard Instruments[edit]

Selected discography[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/1051801/korn-goes-experimental-vents-anger-on-new-album Korn Goes Experimental, Vents Anger On New Album, Todd Martens, BillBoard.com, June 01, 2007
  2. ^ "Moog Music". moogmusic.com. Retrieved 2007-03-08. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "The Dallas Morning News". wfaa.com. 2006-05-31. Retrieved 2007-03-06. [dead link]


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