Zach Johnson is an indie/folk singer/songwriter from South-East England, writing lyrically-driven songs that feature his intricate guitar playing and powerful vocals. He has been touring extensively for the last four years, performing all over the country to great response. Most recently, Zach released his single, New Blockbuster, which has gained extensive radio play and critical acclaim: BBC Introducing described the track as 'Brilliant'. He was voted the 2019 Thame Town Songwriting Competition winner, as well as 'Best Newcomer' at the ‘Graham Steel Music Awards 2017’. Zach has supported artists such as Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar (BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winners) Luke Jackson (BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee) and The Black Feathers at sold out shows. Zach has performed at a large number of festivals, including Trinity Folk Festival, The Big Feastival and Walton Folk Festival, after which, he was praised in a Folk Radio article.
Zach released his second EP, 'While We're Still Here', in March 2019, including the singles 'New Blockbuster', ‘Small Town’ and ‘Heartstring’. Most recently, he released a collaboration EP with Claudia Stark, celebrating the release with a sold out Guildford launch show.
"Guitar and a voice, you're going to love it"
- BBC Introducing 2019
"The performance that stood out for me in the courtyard was Zach"
- Folk Radio 2018
“Zach is an exciting new talent who writes great songs and has an engaging stage presence.”
- GSMC 2017
- Oxjam Bracknell 2016
In light of the current situation, live performances are strictly online for a while! Catch me live on Instagram or Facebook every Friday at 7! I'm also doing 'Trad Tuesday': I'll be releasing my version of traditional folk songs every tuesday at 7!