As an inimitable guitarist exploring experimental open tunings and innovative playing techniques, Zoe brings us her unique twist of indie-folk. Through sharp lyrical acumen Zoe shares a tender balance of insightful personal introspection and keen observations on life. Her instinctive connection between word sounds and melodic pattern is woven through cross genre, open songwriting styles and delivered through confident command of her instruments – voice and guitar.
Long term friend and drummer Will Connor joins Zoe in a dynamic two-piece line up. Through this unconventional coupling they exhibit an intriguing and surprisingly complete sound, exposing a spacious chemistry between acoustic guitar and drums.
Zoe is passionate about musical collaboration and fostering creativity. She leads inspiring community music projects and Zoe and Will showcase up-and-coming artists at their successful acoustic night Stop Look Listen.
You can even catch her all fired up and fronting riot grrl rock band Cat Bear Tree.
The album ‘Fold the World In Two’ featuring the single ‘Hayley Don’t Say Goodbye’ was released in September 2014, distributed through the Big Chill label. The album is available on CD and digitally from iTunes and on Bandcamp
The new EP ‘Between Darkness And Day‘ was released on 18 March 2016. The EP entered the iTunes Singer-Songwriter chart as the highest positioned release from an independent artist not signed to a big record label.
Understated acoustic guitar brilliance & forensic songwriting precision.. I’ve seen Zoe hold an entire room of people enthralled
Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music
There are some brilliant videos of Zoe playing guitar on Youtube.. she’s absolutely mastered it
Ruth Barnes, Amazing Radio/Other Woman Radio
Ridiculously talented, Konez handles her guitar like she was born with it
For Folk’s Sake
Fabulous guitar work and intense, lyrical songs
For videos – Zoe Konez on Youtube
For archive of the live session on the Tom Robinson show on BBC 6Music – Zoe Konez on Soundcloud
For recordings – ZoeKonez on Bandcamp
For more on other things Zoe does including community music work and hosting Stop Look Listen acoustic night see the Community Music page.