Zak Loy (guitarist/producer) is currently the touring guitarist for platinum selling band +LīVE+ ,the Lead guitarist for Ed Kowalczyk(lead vocalist of LIVE) and guitarist for national act ALPHA REV. He is from AUSTIN Texas, performing live and touring the country for 18 years. His Career began at the young age of 13, at 16 his group was offered their first record deal from TVT records and by the time he was 19 he was voted 3 best guitarist in AUSTIN's Music Awards . After releasing 3 records with DAMESVIOLET and having very great regional success, some national recognition and movie placements he started working with ALPHA REV and MOTHERS ANTHEM. Mothers Anthem was short lived but was fortunate to work with JEFF PETERS(MJMG/ HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD), Dave Castell(BLUE ORTOBER, THE TOADIES) and Dwight BAKER(Kelly Clarkson, Enrique Inglesias). ALPHA REV has release 2 national records NEW MORNING(Hollywood Records) and BLOOM(Kirtland Records) with 2 top 10 AAA radio singles. Zak has been with Ed Kowalczyk since 2013 and +LīVE+ since late 2016. Zak's on-stage ever lasting energy and originality is part of what a audience is waiting for in his performance. In these years he has had the opportunity to Produce, record and work as a studio guitarist on dozens of different records with many different artists.....
Notable Recordings or records Zak has played on
E.p. (surefire records)
The Greatest thing I've Ever Learned (surefire records)
New Morning B-sides (Hollywood Records/ Scire Vox Records)
City Farm Roots (Scire Vox Records)
Bloom (Kirtland Records) to be release March 19th 2013
Save The Fallen (MJMG Los Angeles)
Damesviolet Self-titled (Power Play Records)
Room 107 ( Sprague Records)
Upside Down (Simple Living Records)
Plasticville (track 7 "Going kamikaze")
Trust Part 1 (2016)
Trust Part 2 (2017) -coming soon
Amanda Shaw -
E.P coming soon (2017)
-----TOURS & performances--------
Toured with or opened for
The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, John Mayer, Soundgarden, Ingrid Michealson, Zakk Wyld, Daughtry, The Black Crowes, Floggin Molly, Bastille, 3 Doors Down, Blues Traveler, Rob Zombie, Train, Sister Hazel, Vertical Horizon, The Script, Life House, Colbie Caillat, Lit, Dishwalla, Marc Broussard, Fuel, Blue October, Bush, Days of the New, Edwin McCain, Avril Lavigne, Ok Go, Mat Kearney, Vast, Ben Rector, Soul Asylum, Kid Rock, ZZ TOP, The Dreaming, Tantric, Great White, Panic! at The Disco, Airborne Toxic Event, Fly Leaf, Carbon Leaf, Duncan Sheik .....
Has performed at these notable Festivals and venue's
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS FESTIVAL (ACL), Big Ass Music Festival, Harley Davidson Music Festival , SUMMERFEST, White Water Amphitheater, House of Blues Tours.....
and at Alpha Rev's 2011 concert performace at LaZonaRosa for MHAT he had the opportunity to back up special guest Ed Roland (Collective Soul) , Nakia (NBC's The Voice), Carrie Rodriguez, Donny Wynn(Robert Plant) , Jon Dee Graham, while they performed some of their greatest hits.