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Published: 2012/01/05

Zach Deputy and the Zach Deputy Band

Zach Deputy—who has toured as a solo act in recent years—will bring a band out on the road this winter. The guitar-loop master is touring behind his fourth album, Another Day. Of his new Zach Deputy Band, singer/guitarist’s camp explains:

…unless you are from Eastern Massachusetts or Cape Cod, you have likely not heard of the band Funktapuss. Well, Zach hadn’t, either until a flat tire after his appearance at The Naukabout Music Festival (Cape Cod) lead to him walking into a bar and getting blown away by a cover of Tower of Power’s “What Is Hip?”. Now, it would take a serious performance of this funk standard to blow away any seasoned musician, but Zach was captivated. The band was exceptionally tight and they were feeling it. So was Z, so now half of Funktapuss is backing him up on his band tours in the Spring. Brian “Beek” Vanderbeek— a protege of Victor Wooten— lays down the bass lines, joined in the rhythm section by drummer Chris Santos and keyboardist Ryan Tivey. Santos and Tivey both attended Berklee College of Music, and the kicker here is that these three started playing together in high school. Tivey also doubles on sax, and the trio are accompanied by Asheville, NC based journeyman percussionist Shen Hunt and Sam Williams on rhythm guitar. Some of you may know Sam— he lives in the van with Zach and assists Jeremy with lights and production— but you may not know he is a talented singer-songwriter / guitarist. Zach Deputy Band is built around Zach’s Caribbean tinged soul/R&B sound and promises to get your butt moving, or else…

Here’s a look at Zach Deputy’s winter dates

January 9 Ft. Lauderdale—Jam Cruise 10

February 3 Tallahassee, FL— Floyd’s Music Store

February 4 Mobile, AL—Soul Kitchen Music Hall

February 7 New Smyrna Beach, FL—Beachside Tavern

February 8 Gainesville, FL—Double Down Live

February 9 Fort Lauderdale, FL—Culture Room

February 10 Tampa, FL—Skipper’s Smokehouse

February 11 Orlando, FL—Plaza Theatre

February 12 Jupiter, FL—Guanabana’s

February 17 Jaco Beach, Costa Rica—Jungle Jam

February 23 Canton, NY—Java Barn

February 24 Cambridge, MA—The Middle East

February 25 Northampton, MA—Pearl Street Ballroom

February 26 Philadelphia, PA—The Blockley

February 29 Albany, NY— Jillian’s

March 1 Portland, ME—Port City Music Hall

March 2 South Kingston, RI— Ocean Mist

March 3 Stowe, VT—The Rusty Nail

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