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Zara @ Holy Joe's

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Zara @ Moonshine Cafe

Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Zara @ Metro Lounge

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Reasons For Seasons (EP) -independant (Feb. 2007)

Track list:
1. Want You To(o)
2. Bone
3. Spiders
4. Wings

Has been playing full 2 hour + sets of original material plus a couple of covers, for three years.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Born in London, England and raised in the Cayman
Islands until the tender age of five, Zara spent most of her childhood in Oakville, Ontario before moving to Montreal.

Her first studio-recorded EP, "Reasons For Seasons", has been a long time in the making, but her devoted fanbase in Southern Ontario and Montreal have been lauding her bootlegs and home-recorded demos for over three years. Her songs are acoustic folk-rock by skeleton and flavoured with offerings of harmonium, synthesisers, cello and piano. Gifted with an eye for nuance and a knack for storytelling, Zara's, "Reasons For Seasons" delivers a narrative simple yet rich. The four song EP allows the listener to witness a fiercely intimate journey through/against the bittersweet powers of winter, arriving at a place of understanding and hope. Spring is on the way.

Heralding from the hidden-gem of Oakville's
folk/rock community, Zara is a popular and experienced performer. She was the winner of
Oakville's Battle of the Bands in August 2006, despite being a solo act. The prize of that competition, sponsored by Zara's home bars, The Pic-a-Deli and The Moonshine Cafe, was free recording time at Fatlabs Studio in Mississauga. The sessions brought Zara and producer Vikas Kohli together in a match made of DIY
ethic and an experimental folk-rock vision.

A staple performer/self-appointed MC, (hammy jokes included) at the Metro Lounge (Montreal) open mic' every Wednesday night, Zara has proved to be a reliable crowd-rouser with young and old.

She has opened for such diverse Toronto artists over the years as The Mark Inside, Vivek Shraya, as well as Latin guitarist phenomenon Johannes Linstead, and is pleased to be sharing the stage with guests Amanda Rheaume and David Ace Dean for the Reasons For Seasons release shows in February.