Zac Eden was born in a suburban bedroom to a family of vegetarian activists. His upbringing saw a plethora of interesting types drift in and out of the house including Buddhist monks, forerunners of animal and environmental rights movements, artists, clairvoyants and philanthropists among the many. So, as a child he grew wild preferring the company of animals to humans and refusing to wear shoes to school amid other feral behaviours.
Zac’s earliest musical influences came from his Mother blaring Donovan, Cat Stevens, Joan Baez and The Eagles around the family home. Eventually, the build-up of these folk and country influences exploded as he taught himself guitar, learned to sing, fronted successful Adelaide bands and achieved a First-class Honours degree at The Adelaide Conservatorium of Music.
Zac Eden’s solo blend has been compared to the quasi-storytelling tones of Johnny Cash, Jeff Buckley, Nick Cave, and Lana Del Ray. He pulls his childhood feelings of freedom and open-mindedness into his song writing as he contrasts and comments on modern society, often pointing out the elephants in the room in both a satirical and genuine manner.
Eden has headed-up of a variety of music projects that have entertained hundreds in the Adelaide Fringe Festival Garden, were handpicked to perform at Rip It Up Magazine’s 25th Birthday party and have supported notable Australian artists including Bad Dreems, Chela, Jeremy Neale, Tom West, West Thebarton Brothel Party and Rainy-Day Women.
His debut EP “Chasing the Wind” saw the birth of five new tracks in late 2017, each one an aim to communicate a strong message about connection, independence and hope. Since this release he has supported the award-winning American Artist Sonia, hushed a few hundred-strong crowd at Adelaide’s iconic Governor Hindmarsh and was flown in for a special show at the Adelaide University Elder Hall Sessions.
2018 has seen him accomplish a three-month tour performing to audiences across the Eastern Australia, which was so successful that he has sold all his belongings and is embarking on a year long Australian tour beginning early 2019. He will return home to record his debut full length Album due late 2019. Europe and USA are next on the cards with overseas touring scheduled for 2020