Zaq Baker

Supported in earnest by a pop/rock pit orchestra, Zaq Baker’s catalogue dares to ask questions like, “What if Billy Joel was younger and dumber?” and, “What if we brought a punk ethic to musical theatre?” His material was once described by a graphic designer as “really whiny” and by an old roommate as “like the male Taylor Swift.”

Zaq’s melody candy recounts mental health, heartbreak, and the pains of growing up. With grand piano at the center, each story song is supported by guitars, an expanded string quartet, drums, bass, and vocal harmonies. Showtunes, emo revival, and bright, accessible, forthright lyrics form the backdrop for a unique, relatable collection.

Zaq’s latest album, This Time It’s Personal (2022), is marked by Zaq’s signature lyrical playfulness and depth. The eight-song record is stripped to grand piano, a full strings ensemble, performed by Jillian Rae, and intimate vocals. The new album serves as an “exhale” to Zaq’s two expansive recent albums, Cardio (released December 2020) and Maddie’s Delivery Service (released February 2021), which each feature a full pop-punk outfit alongside grand piano, strings, harmonies, and guest vocals.

Upcoming Shows


Aug
11
th
7th St Entry

Past Shows


May
14
th
2022
7th St Entry
May
14
th
2022
7th St Entry

Natalie Fideler

'Three Man Army' Album Release Party
with Zaq Baker and M.A.Y.
Jul
15
th
2021
7th St Entry
Jul
15
th
2021
7th St Entry
Oct
23
rd
2019
7th St Entry
Oct
23
rd
2019
7th St Entry

Zaq Baker

with Oftener and Keep For Cheap
Feb
25
th
2019
7th St Entry
Feb
25
th
2019
7th St Entry

BAILEN

with Zaq Baker
Nov
5
th
2018
7th St Entry
Nov
5
th
2018
7th St Entry

The Elwins

with Stacy K and Zaq Baker

More Shows

Sep
30
th
First Avenue

Whitney

Oct
3
rd
Fine Line

Monophonics

with GA-20 and Kendra Morris
Oct
2
nd
Fine Line

La Dispute

with Sweet Pill and Pictoria Vark
Oct
7
th
7th St Entry

The Heavy Heavy