Who are you and what are you doing here?
My name’s Rhys Zacher and I’m a solo artist who records and produces his own music.
How did the band start?
Originally I went for a bit of a Dashboard Confessional edge and went by the name of Searching Within, which later became a full band that saw an album and EP released before quietly calling it quits. From there I went back to writing on my own, but this time as myself…
How would you describe your band?
Acoustic driven tunes, with a mixture of pop melodies and indie riffs.
If you had to choose one song you’ve written to best describe your band which one would it be?
Your Home Is Here. This is the first song on Sleepwalking and features a lot of the sounds that make up the new album and sound I’m going for. Besides the standard instruments you would expect to hear on a Rhys Zacher recording, I’ve incorporated more synth and sequencing to this album, which you can hear in this track and many more.
Where are people able to hear your songs?
Bandcamp! Such a great website. People can download, listen and buy my music at rhyszacher.bandcamp.com. Sleepwalking will be available for free download from there on May 1st.
Are you playing any shows anytime soon?
Just the usual hotels around newcastle. I’d like to play more, and even travel. I’ve never done a tour for myself and it’s something I really want to do.
What is your proudest moment/greatest achievement as a band?
‘Sleepwalking’ definitely has to be the greatest achievement by far. I cannot wait to share it with everyone.
If you could have a dream tour with 3 other bands/musicians who would they be?
Too easy. Death Cab For Cutie, Copeland(rip) and Dashboard Confessional.
Anything else you’d like to add?