Zed

Zed were a pop/rock four-piece from Christchurch, New Zealand.


History


Originally formed while still students at Christchurch's Cashmere High School, Zed (Originally known as "Supra") is the dream child of Nathan King, Ben Campbell and Adrian Palmer, along with manager Ray Columbus.


In 2000, Zed were no longer a three-piece, joined by second guitarist Andrew Lynch. Soon after their inception, Nathan felt there was someone missing from the band and they hired Andy.


Assisting with the re-shaping on Silencer was producer David Nicholas. Rhythm and vocal tracks were recorded at Revolver Studios in Auckland, with final overdubs and mixing at Mangrove Studios, north of Sydney, Australia. Recording sessions were over in seven weeks, although after all band members and production staff came down with the flu.


Silencer was released in 2000 in New Zealand and debuted at number one on the New Zealand Album Charts, quickly achieving triple platinum status, and creating six hit singles. "Renegade Fighter" was the number-one song in New Zealand for the year 2000.


Zed took an "extended break" in 2005, with band members looking into new musical ventures. Nathan King has launched a solo career and is now based in London. Ben Campbell and Adrian Palmer have formed a new band, Atlas. Andy Lynch is working as a session musician in Auckland. More recently, Adrian Palmer has left Atlas, and Andy Lynch has since joined.


The band recently reunited for a one off performance at the Vector Arena for the company Yellow's, Homemade Jam which was held on the 11th December 2008.


Members


Nathan King (vocals, guitar)
Adrian Palmer (drums)
Andy Lynch (guitar) (2000- )
Ben Campbell (bass, vocals)

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