The Next Generation
Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from London. Zak comes from a family rooted in the same craft and tradition where he now finds himself. Headed by grandparents, Richard and Linda Thompson, followed by Teddy Thompson and Kami (The Rails), Zak is the third generation to take up the mantle and has been said to be the “natural continuation of the family tradition of musical excellence” by Folk Radio UK.
Although the British folk music of the 60’s and 70’s is at the core of Zak’s influences, the roots music of America and 50’s country music are the largest building blocks on top of his traditional British foundation. This has resulted in a transatlantic style whilst maintaining his “British-accented melancholy” as put by Uncut’s Jim Wirth.