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Zac Hryciak & the Jungle Beat / Bio

It’s been a funky, cocka­mamie ride to this point, but Zac Hryciak & The Jun­gle Beat (ZHJB) are to­tally ready to shred… hard. Our be­gin­nings began deep in the jun­gles of Chester, Vir­ginia, where few sur­vive. Zac Hryciak and Jes­sika Blanks met after the lat­ter’s gnarly per­for­mance at a high school stand-up tal­ent show, and they soon began col­lab­o­rat­ing on some of Zacky D’s fresh tracks. After a string of mem­ber ad­di­tions and changes, as well as some ini­tial record­ings, the JB at last set­tled on a drum­mer, Lee Sprat­ley, who Jes­sika met in VCU’s music de­part­ment and with whom she was in ca­hoots.

Any­who, more band­mates cy­cled through and a breakup was on the table. But after a year-long hia­tus, The Jun­gle Beat bounced back de­spite dis­putes and brought in SeanTWilliams, a beard-bound Chester na­tive who may or may not be writ­ing this very ish you’re read­ing. For­ward a year, we wel­comed in a long-time fan as a much needed, much ap­pre­ci­ated man­ager and moral sup­port. Now here we are doing what some might call music.

Some artists that we have been com­pared to in­clude Paul Simon, Griz­zly Bear, The Beach Boys, Dirty Pro­jec­tors, as well as genre la­bels of “Afro-beat” or “Cham­ber Pop.”

General Info

Band Members
Zac Hryciak, Jessika Blanks, Lee Spratley, Sean Williams
Artist Name
Zac Hryciak & the Jungle Beat
Home Page
Indie / Chamber Pop, Afrobeat, Indie Rock

Contact Info

Chester, VA

Similar Artists

  • Dirty Projectors
  • The Beach Boys
  • Grizzly Bear
  • Paul Simon