Zach Thompson

About the work

My name is Zach Thompson and I’m a multi-instrumentalist and session musician.

I’m the lead singer in a metal band called Black Canopy, whilst I also write a lot of the drum parts for them. I also play drums for Band From Driving, and I’ve also done some session work for Lucy Crisp and Midway Dream, and got the chance to perform with them at the Battle of the Bands and a number of festivals.

During our first band practice, we mostly jammed on a lot of covers that we knew and taught each other new things. We then wanted to make our own music, so Josh showed us the riff, that he had wrote in school, that would go on to becoming the verse riffs. Josh showed Blaine and, our then rhythm guitarist, Will the riff, so they could learn it on guitar. Jack made a suitable drum groove and I revived some lyrics I had written months prior; shortly after coming up with the vocal melody. Blaine wrote the chorus riff on the spot, and it definitely fit the mood.

I Power The Sun came into place in the same way. When we recorded Provoked as a single, at a friend’s studio, we had time to write another one. Josh showed us this riff he had, we jammed on it; Blaine wrote the rest of it, instrumentally; I used some lyrics I wrote a week prior, decided on a vocal melody that seemed appropriate, and the rest is history!

Student Bio

My name is Zach Thompson and I’m a multi-instrumentalist and session musician. The bands that I am in and the roles that I have in them are, the lead singer in a metal band called Black Canopy, I also write a lot of the drum parts for them.

The other band being Band From Driving, I play drums and we all share the vocals. I have also done session work for the Lucy Crisp band and Midway Dream and got the chance to perform with them at battle of the bands and festivals.

One of the main things I love to do at live concerts is just start talking to people, whether as an audience member or after performing a live set. It’s really one of the greatest way to go out there and make connections that could lead into something big. I’m extremely ambitious and determined with a relaxed and chill personality.

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