ABOUT: Hozier sang lead vocals, along with Karen Cowley (Wyvern Lingo), in Max Zaska’s Funk-Jazz-Future Soul band that includes many accomplished members and alumni including members from Little Green Cars and BARQ.

News Archive

(From 2016 and 2017.)

July 9: Zaska announced more summer festival appearances. July 6: Announced Zaska will be playing the Beat Yard, August 5-6 in Dun Laoghaire. July 3: Max found his 30-year-old Z-tar in his parent’s garden shed. June 25: The crowd loved Zaska at The Bulmers Lounge at Body & Soul Festival. Photos in The Thin AirJune 24: Zaska played The Pagoda Stage at Body & Soul Festival at Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath. June 20: Rhythm section recording at Hellfire Studio is doneJune 12: Recording at Hellfire Studio continues. June 10: Zaska is recording in Hellfire Studios. June 7: Recording has officially started on Zaska’s debut album, including familiar faces Dylan Lynch (Little Green Cars), Neil Dorrington (BARQ) and long time collaborator, Luke Dunford.

June 3: Zaska & crew played St. Patrick’s Gateway, Waterford and had the crowd on their feet.  May 22: Max was the guest on the VegaChakra podcast.  May 18: Michael Monaghan has remixed Zaska’s In Your Own Sweet Time EP, which featured Hozier’s vocals. May 17: Announced Zaska’s first gig in Northern Ireland at Sunflower Fest.  May 9: Max announced a second show at the Body & Soul festival in the Bulmer’s Lounge. May 4: Zaska played an acoustic set alongside Karen and Saoirse from Wyvern Lingo and BARQ for the Mosney Instrument Drive in aid of refugees. Apr 29: Zaska played his best gig ever at the Harbour Bar in Bray as part of the Bray Jazz Fest. Apr 23: Zaska announced that he’ll be playing Fuinneamh Music & Arts Festival, Dundalk, Co. Louth Apr 20: Zaska will be playing the Body & Soul Festival in June. Apr 17: Recording guitar for the album. Apr 15: Rehearsals with Wyvern Lingo for their part on the upcoming album. Apr 11: Vocal tracking for the album in studio with Nicola Hegarty. Apr 7: Max used a family story to announce his gig at Harbour Bar as part of the Bray Jazz Fest. Apr 4: More pre-production with Tommy Moore laying bass tracks. Apr 3: Zaska announced that he’ll be playing the Bray Jazz Fest at the Harbour Bar. (And then followed it up with some essential back story.)  Mar 31: Zaska announced a gig at St. Patrick’s Gateway in Waterford on June 3. Mar 24: Zaska and Dylan Lynch from Little Green Cars supported Booka Brass at Judge Roy Beans’, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. Mar 20: Announced support gig for Booka Brass at Judge Roy Beans in Newbridge. Mar 16: Back in studio, this time with Luke Dunford abusing some keys. Mar 8: Max Zaska was out supporting the #Strike4Repeal march on International Women’s Day. Mar 6: Kevin Higgins was tracking some heavy bass in studio. Mar 3: Dylan Lynch laying down some serious beats for Zaska’s forthcoming album. Feb 28: Max Zaska, Jess Kav (BARQ), Wyvern Lingo, Zeeni Summers, and Conor Ryan will be on Mick Puck’s (Waterboys) forthcoming album. Feb 26: Recording bass with Neil Dorrington (BARQ) and Pierre the Rabbit.  Feb 23: Max was jamming at The Grand Social with legendary Chic drummer Ralph Rolle and Jess Kav on vocals for a cover of Rapper’s Delight. Feb 19: Percussion in studio with Cote Calmet. Feb 15: More drums in studio with the Peruvian stallion. Feb 10: Pre-production Day 3 went well for drum tracks with Tommy Gray. Jan 29: Zaska was in studio with Tommy Gray (BARQ) recording drums for his new album. Jan 26: The FundIt campaign that ran just before Christmas had the most amount of funders for 2016 and raised the 4th largest amount. Jan 24: Zaska is back in studio with Dylan Lynch of Little Green Cars doing pre-production on his new album. Dec 22: Great set of photos released from the 5 Band Bash that happened on Dec 15. Dec 15: Zaska and BARQ played the 5 Band Bash in Dublin with Rocstrong, AEMAK and Harbouring Oceans. Dec 11: Max headed into the studio at Orphan Recording with guest musicians to record 3 tunes for his crowdfunded first album. Nov 28: Max Zaska successfully crowdfunded his first album raising €14,561 from 344 supporters. The album will feature more than 25 musicians including all of Wyvern Lingo and BARQ. We collected the highlights from the last 24 hours on Twitter before he met his goal showing the anticipation and celebration of his goal. Nov 10: Max Zaska launched a crowdfunding campaign for his debut album with collaborators from Wyvern Lingo, Little Green Cars and BARQ. Fund it before 28 November. Here’s the feature piece we did on Hozier’s years singing with Zaska.