8.1.16 - Lots of things percolating in the land of ZW. Check back soon for updates.
06.01.16 - First Ward - The all new band featuring ZW and local Buffalo all stars Josh Mullin and Dave Harris makes a triumphant debut. Come out to the 12 Gates Brewery on June 4th at 7pm for new original music by Zak. Visit http://www.firstwardmusic.com for more info about the band and 12gatesbrewing.com for show info!
05.03.16 - COMING UP on FRIDAY MAY 20th - The Return of Vintage Neil at Musicalfare. After the success of the last show we decided to bring it back for one encore performance. Zak Ward and the Ryan Bros bring a full night of songs from Neil's long catalog. tickets available:
01.28.16 - Now Open: Ring of Fire
Zak is appearing in Ring of Fire: The Johnny Cash musical at Musicalfare Theater. The show runs January 27- February 28th. Tickets on sale now at Musicalfare.com
12.17.15 - Check out www.Buffalo.com for a great interview with Zak about the upcoming Son of the Sun show.
Upcoming: December 23rd - Zak will be reuniting with Son of the Sun for a special holiday event. The CPX and The Last Conservative, two Buffalo music heavy hitters, are also reuniting. The National & Local Favorites will be holding a One-Night-Only Charity Concert at Buffalo's Legendary Mohawk Place.
Upcoming: October 16th Zak returns to Musicalfare for an encore performance of James Taylor's Greatest Hits. The cabaret at Musicalfare is a wonderfully intimate venue with a full bar. Tickets can be purchased at:
New Video: 'Who You Really Are' from the EP 'That's What You Get'
Buffablog throws a 5 year anniversary party. Opening the night Zak is appearing with Jeremy Franklin and Sonny Baker playing songs from 'That's What You Get'.
Zak is appearing in the title role of this great rock and roll musical at Musicalfare Theatre. Click the link below for details.
Born and bred in WNY, Zak Ward has been playing in coffeehouses, bars, clubs, street corners and anywhere else they let him since the last century. Most recently, as the singer with Son of the Sun, he toured the country and played some of WNY's biggest stages.
12.29.14 Live in LA
'You're Not Alone' shot by Heyday Media Group in Los Angeles
10.22.14 NEW EP!!!
The new EP is out and ready for listening on your favorite digital platform. Someday we'll have a luscious vinyl version but until then you can find her on iTunes and Spotify and through Amazon, CDBaby and many other online retailers.
Cue up the tracks of Buffalo-bred and Son of the Sun frontman Zak Ward and you’ll hear hints of a cavalcade of unrelated musicians. The tone of The Lemonheads’ Evan Dando. The atmospheric attributes of Mac DeMarco. The style and delivery of Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson. Put them all together and you’ve got a reason to attend Ward’s “That’s What You Get” solo EP release bash" - Michael Farrell, Buffalo News
"That’s What You Get is smart, well-written, extremely well-produced, and a welcome addition to the fall ’14 soundtrack" - Scott Mancuso, BuffaBlog
10.14.08 The Starve
I recently appeared on The Starve podcast. We drank wine and talked about music, history and some other less than reputable subjects. Parental Advisory Explicit Language. I also played a couple new songs.
10.8.14 Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
Very excited to be a part of this wonderful production. The Irish Classical Theatre in association with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Lehrer school of dance present Moliere's 'Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme'. Click the link above for ticket information.
10.03.14 EP Release:
I'm overjoyed to announce the arrival of my new EP 'That's What You Get'. Release party October 18th at Nietzsche's in Buffalo.
"A cut of sun kissed alt-country covered in some wonky effects, the tune features ... (Brandon) Delmont on percussion. “Who You Really Are” calls to mind M Ward, Summerteeth era Wilco, or Woods, and is a wonderful musical addition to the dog days of summer here in the city." - Mac Mcguire (Buffablog)
"Another consistent element ... is lead vocalist Zak Ward's reverb soaked, impassioned vocals, which channels the Black Keys in terms of timbre and lends the music an unpretentious air of raw emotion. His Contemplative lyrical style draws upon themes universal enough to make them instantly relatable, such as loss, deceit and learning to make the most of an unfavorable situation." - John Barrett/Performer Magazine (10/10)