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"CD review: In Lies"

Zek is very good in the way that they play as one cohesive unit, they have a good voice, and play so effortless that they seem to use one brain. - Red Crown Review

"Devin Becerril Benifit Concert"

Devin Becerril, a 16-month-old boy from Milwaukie, needs a heart transplant. And thanks to local hard-rockers Zek, you can help with his family's devastating medical costs. After considerable legal wrangling, the family's insurance agreed to cover $500,000 of the expenses arising from the severe birth defects in Devin's heart. But the final bill may reach twice that amount. Zek will donate all proceeds from its July 7 show at the Ash St. Saloon (225 SW Ash St.) to the boy's family. Zek will hit the Ash St. stage at 9:30 pm; donation tables are open all night. Contributions can also be made into account #1852917203 at any Washington Mutual branch - Willamette Week

"NW Battle of the Bands Presented by 21st Century Events"

"... Last but not least was Zek a Rock and roll band from Portland. These guys absolutely stole the show. With great style, enthusiastic stage presence and a great appreciation of the fans on hand Zek rocked the house. They seemed like a band meant to be together. Seemingly older than the mere 1 year they have been together, they possess a fluidity and comfort that the crowd fully appreciated.
When it was all said and done it was no contest. For most of the bands the applause meter was run twice. But when Zek's turn came up the applause was overwhelming. I have to say this was a very enjoyable event. Full of talented up and coming local bands. Kudos to Rock N Roll pizza and 21st Century for a great job of managing the whole show smoothly, and efficiently, and providing us with some great entertainment."

- Crave Magazine


"In Lies" Ep (c) 2007



Zek is a four piece Rock band that has been performing around the Portland area for the last for 2 years. From the first time you hear ZEK, you will want to hear them again and again. With there united and energetic studio sound, and a live show that will leave you as pumped as they are, there is no question this band will reach the next level.

Evolving out of the ashes of Graceful Insanity in 2004, Jon White and Kray Anthony collaborated on a handful of new songs and recorded a demo under the name Joyce. After playing a few acoustic shows, the two realized that they were onto something special and decided to start looking for a rhythm section. A run in with an old friend led to a jam session with bassist Skot with a K (who previously played in Dead Ledder with Kray Anthony) and drummer Matt Adams (previously of Amenity). The chemistry was instant and so Zek was born.

It was only a matter of a few months before they were playing around town at clubs such as The Roseland Theatre, The Tonic Lounge, and The Ash Street Saloon. During this time, Zek gained attention for their high energy shows and the obvious connection that they shared on stage.

In March of 2006, the project came full circle when Graceful Insanity drummer Mark Monteverdi was added to the lineup. The addition brought a new energy to the rhythm section that helped the band evolve and grow to new heights.

After playing a handful of shows in 2006, Zek finally got into the studio and recorded their first EP "In Lies," which was released on August 10th, 2007. With all this experience behind them and their new EP “In Lies,” Zek is headed in the right direction...