Zac Clark

Zac Clark

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

“Blessed with a laser-sharp ear for melody and considerable keyboard chops,” Zac Clark is winning over audiences with his new EP, Ellipsis. The disc, on which Zac plays every instrument, is “packed with hooks and heart-on-sleeve poetics," earning comparisons to Ben Folds and Elvis Costello.

Biography

“Blessed with a laser-sharp ear for melody and considerable keyboard chops,” (Casey Rea, Seven Days), 19-year-old Zac Clark has spent the past few months winning over audiences across the east coast, taking the stage at clubs like Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, RI, Paradise in Boston, MA, and making a sold out appearance at Higher Ground in Burlington, VT, sharing the stage with artists like Teddy Geiger (Columbia Records), Ben Jelen and Gomez (ATO Records), all in support of his new EP, Ellipsis, produced by Mike Poorman (ex-Hot Rod Circuit, Vagrant Records) and released in conjunction with Ten Pin Management (Paul Westerberg, New York Dolls.) The five-song disc, on which Zac plays every instrument, is “packed with hooks and heart-on-sleeve poetics,” and the live show, featuring touring veterans Mike Poorman and Daryl Rabidoux on drums and bass, is as energetic and engaging as they come. Hailed as a “top-flight pop-rock piano player” by the Burlington Free Press and compared to Ben Folds and Elvis Costello by Seven Days, you wont want to miss out on Zac's blend of piano pop sensibility with indie rock and punk influences.

Check out a live video of Zac from the December 3rd show at Higher Ground in Burlington, VT!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an8c_xJ_m70

Lyrics

On My Way

Written By: Zac Clark

i just want to get stuck in your head
and be the kind of melody that you cant shake.
you could keep me with you, i would watch you sing along;
just keep me close so that i wont break.

i will watch you getting smaller,
smile and wave as the image grows faint.
we should watch our shadows growing taller one more time before i am on my way.

i never thought you'd listen like you do.
i never thought that i could want someone this bad again,
but i was wrong.
i never thought i'd find a way to get it through to you,
but when i leave, i'm leaving you this song.

i will watch you getting smaller,
smile and wave as the image grows faint.
we should watch our shadows growing taller one more time before i am on my way.

Amelia

Written By: Zac Clark

it's a seven semester window of opportunity that's been boarded up
over seven semesters spent in relative obscurity, collecting dust
(because i couldn't collect myself enough
to break the habit of keeping my mouth shut.)

i wouldn't call it giving up cause i feel just fine
but i won't hold my breath while i'm waiting for a next time.
i'll step back and start over again.

so now i'm stuck facing my luck and the possibility of being buried alive
in another semester of open windows closing,
knowing there's no chance but hoping
you'll do anything but hate me.
cause you, you could save me.

i wouldn't call it giving up cause i feel just fine
but i won't hold my breath while i'm waiting for a next time.
i'll step back and start over again.

it's nothing, it's nothing, it's nothing.. but i'm lying and it shows.
this doesn't mean a thing, forget i even mentioned it.
this doesn't mean a thing,
but i'm lying and it shows.
i can't leave here without letting you know;
i'm tearing down these boards before i go.

Stay

Written By: Zac Clark

today i lied and told myself a thousand times
that i'd be fine if i left this behind.
i guess that's right; i could survive and live my life,
but i could never find perfection twice.

we can't waste any time thinking about time;
there's not much on our hands.
but you're always on my mind,
so please tell me your heart still beats with mine
cause i love the way
i feel today
and for the first time in my life, i'm gonna stay.

everyone is counting down the days,
but if i had my way,
i'd stretch these weeks into forever.
i don't know how this all got started,
but if you asked me when it would end,
i'd hope for something close to never.

we can't waste any time thinking about time;
there's not much on our hands.
but you're always on my mind,
so please tell me your heart still beats with mine
cause i love the way
i feel today
and for the first time in my life, i'm gonna stay.

Discography

Faking Amnesia - 2005
Ellipsis - 2006

Set List

on my way
ink
happy, with a secret
welcome back
the way it sounds when no one's listening
stay
if i clean it up, it's not really a sentence
amelia
nocturne
jackals
money

Sets are normally between 25 and 75 minutes long, depending on the time slot. Sets are usually flexible and tend to be changed mid-performance to better fit the crowd atmosphere and energy.