BioI could never sing, write or play music with any grace until the age of 13. Although I started piano at the age of 6 and played until I was 13, never could I understand or have any natural ability - until I started playing the guitar after meeting Jesus in a confirmation class at a small church in Vinton, Iowa. It was natural. It was free flowing and I could pick up the guitar and teach myself, playing whatever I would hear. Shortly after I moved on to the piano, bass, and even the drums. None of this would be possible though without the help of My Dad who is the reason why I picked up the guitar. You see, he was in a blues band and played the Bass, but when I turned 13, he picked up his guitar he hadn't played in years, and well - I wanted to be just like Him. He sparked my interest, and God gave me the gifts to follow through with it.
I was terrified to sing in front of anyone except our dog "Summer" (by the way, she was an incredible dog). I started writing music my senior year of High School and with that came singing. I mustered up the courage to join choir the 2nd semester of senior year and finally started to break out of my hard, compact, stubborn shell. I loved music.
I deeply believe in God's love and that if I'm going to write music, why not help people along the way and share the Love that I believe in.
Here's what others have to say about Zach:
Zach's style of music is nothing short of fresh. With a true passion for inspiring people and making a positive impact, Zach will truly captivate you with a voice influenced by soul, pop, and unique blend of his own stuff. From pop to rock, to blues and ballads, there is something in Zach's arsenal of music that will truly move YOU. With a non-forceful way of proclaiming truth and christianity, his lyrics, music and lifestyle will give you a different perspective on Christianity and what it means to be a "Believer".
- Jason, Street team member, Cedar Rapids, IA
"Zach Svoboda is an exceptionally gifted singer, songwriter, and musician. The melodic, refreshing quality of his voice pierces into the core of your being, immersing you in his deep lyrics. Zach’s music exudes an authentic mixture of soulfulness, energy, and passion. He has a profound impact on his audiences. Zach Svoboda is a brilliant performance option for any event.”
– Chelsey Jungck, Events and Entertainment Director, Nebraska State Fair.
I am also very blessed to have a beautiful and wonderful wife that supports me, encourages me, inspires me, and loves me through it all. Her name is Amanda and she helps me stay focused on reality and what God's plan is for my life. I can't forget to mention my adorable little boy Malachai. He just turned 1 and he brings an unspeakable joy into our lives. I can't imagine not having a child. All I have to do when I'm having an off day is look at my wife and boy and realize how lucky I am and no matter what, I will always have them.
Baby #2 is due for arrival on Jan. 8th 2013!!!!!!!