Z.R.A.

Z.R.A.

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

LOS ANGELES MUSIC AWARD WINNER, SINGER/SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR!!!

Biography

Indie singer/songwriter Z.R.A has returned after an early winter West Coast tour, capped by a stunning performance at the Key Club in Hollywood, Ca to celebrate the Birthday of Jeff Buckley 10 years after his sudden and tragic death. The evening was hosted by Jack Osbourne along side Mary Guibert (Jeff Buckley's mother). All proceeds from the SOLD OUT event went to the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, founded by Flea of The Red Hot Chili Peppers. For more info check out www.jeffbuckley.com

Coming out of NYC's East Village “Anti-folk” scene and sharing the stage with Regina Spektor, Gavin DeGraw, Nicole Atkins and Kimya Dawson among others, Z.R.A. earned a reputation for telling it how it is, through effortless melody and a falsetto that has been compared to Roy Orbison.

INDIE In-Tune Magazine wrote, "While it's not shocking that the son of a recording engineer became a musician, what does come as a surprise are the densely layered, complex melodies heard on Z.R.A.'s new EP "Blind Sighted." As you listen to each song, it's hard to believe that not only have they been composed and recorded by the same musician, but that Zach Arrias is responsible for all of the instrumentation as well. From the confidently catchy "Chronicle of Ease", the melancholic, indifferent "So I Care," to the dark, gritty "More than Eleven," it's not hard to see why he has been nominated LOS ANGELES MUSIC AWARDS SINGER/SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR! It takes most musicians' decades to produce the quality of music Z.R.A. is creating at the age of 25. The songwriter writes, 'I know where my sight is' from what I can tell it must be on world domination!"

Z.R.A. is currently scheduling an early summer cross country tour and will end up in Malibu, Ca to finish his first full length album due out by the end of 2008.

*****additional songs can be heard at www.ZRAmusic.com*****

Lyrics

Blind Sighted

Written By: Zach Arrias

Hello I'm excited that I'm listening to my own thoughts
Unworried of the feelings that they send out
Unthoughtfull and abrasive they may be at times
I know that you'll be there when I need to unwind
I don't want defences but I need your desire
Cause I know where my sight is

Sometimes, all I see is people taking their time
Always letting others decide their lives
Questioning themselves not making up their own minds
Never question me cause what I need I will find
You've imprisoned me and I committed no crime
I just know where my sight is

It just takes time is what I need to know
I'm unsure of your words your acting too slow
Once you get something you don't want it no more
Blind sighted, unsure

My prime could be passing faster than I realize
While analyzing things I should have actualized
Waiting for the time when I call this my old life,
and you my new wife and we a new pair
I don't want distractions I don't want this despair
I just know where my sight is

It just takes time is what I need to know
I'm unsure of your words your acting too slow
Once you get something you don't want it no more
Blind sighted, unsure

So I Care

Written By: Zach Arrias

So I Care, then you don't
Say yes, say no
First you will, then you won't
I just say, "I don't know"
So what, so what
Don't give a fuck
But is that being truthfull
Or distancing me from you

Your girlfriend's my muse
I don't want renewed
But she calls me to kill off the comedown

Loved your time, you malaised
On shambord and champagne
All the things that I crave
Turn to fears day by day
Too much, too much
Just need a touch
I won't be confused
I'm only amused by you

Your girlfriend's my muse
I don't want renewed
But she calls me to kill off her comedown

Suzanne the Bad Girl, NYC

Written By: Zach Arrias

Lips dry when I kissed them
Now I don't seem to miss them too much
Still bliss is such a whore to me
All I ever do is tease it and tease it
You say you love me just the same
I see your blame creates a smiling face
I'm bored again yea I've been saved
washed my sins so I can do them all again

Suzanne the bad girl, New York City
Takes what she wants just to get off
Suzanne the bad girl, young and witty
Life just to cum, not the only one

Not dry when time to slip in
This is only my fingers audition
I don't come on strong, so don't push me off
I might just get gone, if you play it tough
Such an intoxicant
Don't care for being missed
She's eloquent but don't be tricked
Mrs. Full Of Shit will do you in

Suzanne the bad girl, New York City
Takes what she wants just to get off
Suzanne the bad girl, young and witty
Life just to cum, not the only one

Free

Written By: Zach Arrias

The Good life has died again and I'm going nowhere
Where I once could form and image now nothings even there
Thought I could be as distant as you are near
You say that you love me, I say you don't even care

If you're free, free, free
Then why not be with me
Let's ask no questions, let's try not to think

Passed up and passed over, till I got sick and passed out
Your forever is never I only wish it was now
You keep giving me reasons to leave your ghost town
You say that you love me, I say you can't do without

If you're free, free, free
Then why not be with me
Let's ask no questions, let's try not to think

Don't care for your reasons to me their all just signs
You keep giving me warnings I'm only following mine
As all those negative actions just turn into desire
You say that you love me, I say you're just preaching to the choir.

If you're free, free, free
Then why not be with me
Let's ask no questions, let's try not to think

Discography

Blind Sighted EP.

Set List

Average set lasts around 1 hour
Z.R.A. has a repertoire of over 40 original songs

Typical Set List:
More Than Eleven
The Orange Grove
So I Care
Suzanne the Bad Girl, NYC
Sharon
Rockstar Aristocrats
Born Wide Awake
America
Very Vicious
Vacancy I Keep
Free Alone
Chronicle of Ease

Cover songs often performed (1 or 2 per set)
Harvest Moon (Neil Young)
All Things Must Pass (George Harrison)
Five Years (David Bowie)
Cryin (Roy Orbison)
Jealous Guy (John Lennon)
Aint No Sunshine (Bill Withers)