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Awarded Best Live Act for the Brighton Music Awards 2010, Z-STAR (aka Zee Gachette) is an international singer-songwriter producer and poet. The musicians’ artist admired by many musical heavyweights including Nigel Kennedy, Terry Callier, Keziah Jones, Mauro Pagani, and Omar…She describes her music as: “A sonic pelau, because I feel like that dangerous lover in the blues, the profound zenwarrior in jazz, the revolutionary rock soul sistah, the high priestess of voodoo funk, acoustic at my core and roots in my blood”. “The result is fantastic and wonderfully unclassifiable" (Il Venerdi). A born performer, to see Z* live is a deeply moving experience. Always spontaneous, her shows are never the same - profoundly magical and very entertaining. "Magnetism, energy and spontaneity enable her to establish a tremendous relationship with her audience" (L'Espresso).
With a musical career that has produced five albums, an electro soul project SLOWTRAINSOUL with over 2.5 million combined compilation sales worldwide, a top 20 solo album, two major deals with EMI & A&M records, music featured on hit US TV series Ugly Betty, CSI, Six Feet Under, Californication, an eight page spread in Italian Vogue, performances on global stages with audiences of up to 200,000 (Glastonbury, Roskilde, MTV Live, Vagina Monologues, Albert Hall, Radio City, Ronnie Scott’s) and collaborations/supporting artists such as George Benson, Meshell Ndegecello, Richie Havens, Sinead O’Connor, Natacha Atlas, Max Sedgeley, Gabin, Sunlight Square and Matthew Herbert. The new album from Z* is a testament to her musical craft. Self-produced & released on her own label Muthastar Records, it features 12 stunning tracks recorded at a 1960’s recording studio in Rome. A road trip through the darker side of love reflected in how we choose to express ourselves in relationships, profound, passionate, engaging and very liberating.
Currently working on a new album with top UK producer Youth.