Imperial Z
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Imperial Z

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The best kept secret in music



Music Connection magazine ( will be featuring a review of Imperial Z's June 2nd performance at The Gig in Hollywood in an upcoming issue. - Music Connection


Starz - 2004
Tinderbox (
College Radio Campaign featured on:
WIIT/DePaul University, KCSU/Colorado State, KAOS/Evergreen State, KXZY/ Oklahoma State, KAUR/Augustana College, KKSM/ Palomar College, KLC/Lewis & Clark, KMSU/Mankato State, KORD/Concordia, KRCX/Regis University, KUCO/U. of Central Oklahoma, KUMD/U. of Minnesota, NVWR/U. of Nevada, WHCS/Hunter College,


Feeling a bit camera shy


Founding member of Imperial Z, Dan Zacharias, honed his chops as a singer/songwriter playing in coffee shops and clubs in Boulder, Colorado while attending the University of Colorado.

After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles and formed Imperial Z with bassist Jeff Elmore, an LA studio musician, and drummer Dave Ward, from the electronic outfit Indicia (

Imperial Z found a producer in Kanpai/Domo Records artist Appogee (, who is known for his experimental music as well as his remixes of indie sensation Bright Eyes and Japanese artist Kitaro.

Imperial Z has graced the stage of LA venues such as The Roxy, The Knitting Factory, The Cat Club, and The Sunset Room; as well as Club Congress in Tucson and The Elbo Room in Chicago.

The group caught the attention of LA station 95.5 KLOS who featured 4 of their songs on their "Local Licks" program.

Imperial Z's debut EP - Starz - is available on and at the legendary Tower Records on the Sunset Strip, which featured Starz on a listening station.

The group performed at the Central NACA ( Convention in Arlington, Texas on Oct. 30, 2004.

Imperial Z did a radio campaign with Tinderbox ( in 2004.

Dan did a solo acoustic showcase for BMI ( at Ghengis Cohen in Los Angeles on Jan. 17, 2005.

The music of Imperial Z will be featured in the soon-to-be-released movies “Cross Country” and “Another Part of Town”