Bio

Zillawatt drives a powerful blend of original fusion, rock, and funk music, with additional flavors ranging from folk to jazz. Guitarist Blake Ford, bass player Connor Oyster, and drummer Nate Lawson each bring strong creativity, experience, and raw abilities to the stage – combining to offer a cerebral and relentlessly groovy show you won’t forget.

Guitarist Blake Ford, bassist/vocalist Connor Oyster, and drummer Nate Lawson have been playing in bands together since 2011 - giving the trio a super tight sound backed up by impressive individual skills. Blake and Connor are both graduates from the University of Maine School of Music and bring their backgrounds in Jazz, Classical, and World music to bear on Zillawatt's funk-fusion style. Nate Lawson rounds out the picture on drums with grooves influenced by classic funk artists to the fusion greats of the 70's. 

As a collective, Zillawatt pulls influence from groups such as: Snarky Puppy, Lettuce, John Scofield, Tribal Tech, and Soulive.

Past performance venues include Arch St. Tavern ,The Acoustic, the Outer Space/Ballroom , Pacific Standard Tavern, and Stella Blues.