Zaska & Haiku
|Zaska + Haiku + Join Me in the Pines Thursday 25th|
Haiku is a Dublin-based rock band that takes influence from an alternate dimension where Peter Gabriel, The Police and Tool grew up in West Africa! With a catalogue of songs covering everything from pop-funk to relentless rock, the common thread to be found is a deep West-African influence backed up by stellar musicianship.
Just two years in, Haiku are already building a name for themselves as one of Ireland’s most explosive and dynamic live bands. They have had the privilege to open for the likes of Cory Wong, (Vulfpeck) jazz legend Roy Ayers and FORQ (Snarky Puppy) to huge success. It is clear that this band’s live show and unique genre-busting sound is a force to be reckoned with!
Haiku are led by Tommy Moore, one of Ireland’s top session bass players. He holds down the low-end for artists such as Booka Brass, Declan O’Rourke, Mick Pyro, Ralf Rolle (Chic) and Zaska, to name a few. He is also an accomplished songwriter, having penned a top 10 hit “New Tattoo” for Choice Music Prize winner Julie Feeney. Together, with a supergroup of his peers, they’ve come together to erupt a sonic volcano on the Irish music scene.
“ Exciting and unusual “ Declan O’Rourke
“I love the beautiful melodies and intricate guitar work in Tommy’s music. He sets a powerful backdrop for his wonderful songs” Julie Feeney
“ This is my shit ” Mick Pyro (Republic of loose)
ZASKA serves up a feel-good blend of funk, jazz, and R&B known as Future Soul. Max Zaska is the maestro songwriter-guitarist leading a supergroup of Ireland’s finest talent, with a revolving roster that has included Hozier and members of Wyvern Lingo, Little Green Cars, and BARQ.
Having just released his Debut Album It Takes A VIllage on Feb 1st 2019 feat. more than 25 artists and musicians to rave reviews from numerous Irish publications and selling out his Button Factory album launch, 2019 is off to a very good start.
Along with Future Soul contemporaries, Hiatus Kaiyote, Vulfpeck, and Snarky Puppy, ZASKA is popular with people who appreciate solid head-nodding grooves and touches of the unconventional. With blistering guitar licks, soulful vocals, stanky bass hooks, tightly driven percussion, jazzy keyboards, and killer horns, ZASKA’s compositions are a complex mix.
Fuelled by a supernova of raw energy, ZASKA has earned a reputation for stellar live shows and landed rave reviews on Irish festival and club appearances. Golden Plec in a recent said of his album launch “You’ll be hard pressed to find a more joyous musical experience in Ireland in 2019”
“Zaska must be commended for the vision he brings to the table on his debut” – Nialler9
“One of the most unique and exciting albums in recent memory” – Earmilk
“Outragiously groovy, feel good, debut” – Totally Dublin