Zap & The Naturals

Zap & The Naturals

 New York City, New York, USA
BandPopReggae

A pop, soul, reggae fusion that mixes intricate harmonies with grooves that make you move.

Biography

Zap & The Naturals is a Brooklyn-based band led by singer-songwriter Andrew Zapanta, along with Sarah Wood (backing vocals/keys/percs/melodica), Joel Pixley-Fink (bass), Dan Griffith (lead guitar) and Ry Pilla (drums/percs/beatbox). The band was formed in 2009 and is influenced by deep bass grooves, island rhythms, reggae, soulful vocal harmonies and urban expressions. Their debut EP “Ebb or Flow” received high acclaim in the NYC indie music scene and the band has been featured at The Montauk Music Festival and the Adventures NYC Festival by Backpacker Magazine in The Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park. In the past six months the band was honored to be the opening act for State Radio and G. Love & Special Sauce.

In 2011, Andrew recorded a solo cover of Bob Marley’s “One Love” which was a viral success with over 100,000 views. Sarah has traveled the world with classical music ensembles, and Ry has shared the stage with the likes of G-Love, Wyclef Jean, and Jack Johnson.

Winter of 2012 marked the release of their first full length album, "Half Past Three". Born in Brooklyn basements and crowded rehearsal rooms the band widens the styles and vibes explored on "Ebb or Flow." Zap & The Naturals are grateful for the talents of some amazing guest musicians on the album: Jimmy "Jazz" Prescott (G. Love and Special Sauce), and Chuck Fay (State Radio) the latter also lending his post-production expertise on all the tracks, broadening the sounds to an ear-gasmic degree.

Lyrics

Jailbird

Written By: Zap & The Naturals

I wanna hear the grass grow
I wanna eat mangos till I'm full
Wanna find a place to climb a tree
Good the cops ain't got a thing on me

I wanna hear the wind blow
I wanna feel sand between my toes
Wanna plate of chicken, rice and beans
Told the cops don't put the cuffs on me

I wanna hear the grass grow
I wanna eat mangos till I'm full
Wanna find a place to climb a tree
Told the cops you gotta set me free

Oh man, did you hear what she said?
You got the wrong one
That one is innocent!
Yeah man, that's what she said

I wanna feel the moon glow
Wanna see how the hero gets the girl
Wanna paint an avocado by the sea
Turn this box into a trampoline

I wanna hear the wind blow
I wanna feel sand between my toes
Wanna plate of chicken, rice and beans
Told the cops don't put the cuffs on me

Oh man, did you hear what she said?
You've got to let him go
That boy ain't done a thing!
Yeah man, that's what she said

I wanna hear the grass grow
I wanna eat mangos till I'm full
Find a happy place inside my brain
Unlock the box before I go insane

I wanna feel the moon glow
Wanna see how the hero gets the girl
Wanna paint an avocado by the sea
Told the cops you gotta set me

Oh man, did you hear what she said?
You got the wrong one
That one is innocent!
Yeah man, that's what she said

Discography

Ebb or Flow EP - 2011
Bring The Sun (Single) - 2012
Half Past Three - 2013

Set List

Beg For It
One Kiss
Bring the Sun
Lease Resistance
Lapu Lapu 1 & 2
Basking
Where Are You
Jailbird
That's Why I
King Luke
In My Head
Picasso