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Rock - Modern | Los Angeles, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 8   
Member Since: 2009
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The Janks Bio

THE JANKS are a multi-talented musical force from Los Angeles, CA with a modern innovative and highly original sound. The band has organic and infectiously catchy songs, inspired by a wide variety of musical influences including folk, jazz, classical, blues, rock and pop. The Janks have a penchant for telling tall tales in varying proportions of folk sincerity and unbridled guitargasm. They are dynamic melody makers experimenting with some heartfelt words, a loose canon and an unorthodox style of blending Indie Rock and Pop together like no one else. The band's frontman Zack Zmed, born and bred on the music of Led Zeppelin and Jeff Buckley, has developed a signature voice that is instantly recognizable. He crafts lyrics and songs with respect to heroes like McCartney, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, yet sings with the power and range of Robert Plant and Freddy Mercury. Garth Herberg doubles on guitar and trades off at the keyboard with Zack mixing up the band's instrumentation with vintage classics like the Fender Rhodes & Wurlitzer stage pianos. A songwriter and composer of his own accord, Garth has melded classical tinkerings, without neglecting his roots in the fiery realm of guitar. Wade Ryff, the bassist of the band adds character to the line up with his groovy style and quirky stage presence. Wade is a brilliant musician and contributes yet another element to the bands depth. Lucas Ventura is an extremely dynamic drummer who brings the live show to the highest level, playing with the intensity of a graceful rhythmic beast. Finally, Dylan Zmed (aka Dr. Diggleboosh) shares a voice with his brother Zack which adds unbelievable vocal presence to the group. The harmonies they create are reminiscent of Ray and Dave Davies or the Everly Brothers. The band has it's instrumental focal point yet can be seen switching instruments numerous times during their set. The Janks are an inimitable find on the contemporary music scene.