IT ALL STARTED WHEN…
The Beatles broke up the day Zach was born. He's felt guilty about it ever since.
Born in New York City and raised in the small artist community of Provincetown, Massachusetts, Zach began writing, acting, and singing at an early age. Attending the legendary Saint Ann's Performing Arts School in Brooklyn alongside future stars like Beastie Boys and Jennifer Connelly and receiving classical training at Stagedoor Manor in upstate New York, he has sung and acted in dozens of plays and musicals including Guys and Dolls, The Prince and The Pauper, Winnie the Pooh, Dames at Sea, The Cashier and many more. As a child, he performed in an Off-Broadway production of “Runaways” alongside future star Amy Ryan (The Office/The Wire), later played Danny Zuko in "Grease" and more recently starred as Roger in a production of "RENT".
Armed with only a backpack and guitar, Zach left home at age 16 and sang in rock bands while putting himself through High School. He picked coffee in Hawaii, traveled the world, and eventually landed in San Diego, California where he fronted the award-winning bands Ghoulspoon, Divided by Zero, and Secret Seven, playing hundreds of shows with the likes of Foo Fighters, Blink-182, No Doubt, Deftones, Korn, Sugar Ray, Incubus, Slayer and Sublime, while releasing 7 albums of original music along the way.
The 2010's found Zach playing and rapping in mock-senior citizen performance art band Geezer, covering smooth vocals for Yacht Rock titans The Windbreakers, and singing all of the lead vocals in a theater production for the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles' Abbey Road. Zach also made a name for himself in the voice acting world in LA, most recently as the voice of a national Taco Bell television ad campaign.
On March 1, 2022, Zach was announced as the new lead singer for the multi-platinum band Smash Mouth. The official announcement came on Kevan Kenney’s Audacy show live on KROQ, where bassist Paul De Lisle revealed the new face of the long-running “All Star” group. “His name is Zach Goode, he’s from Brooklyn, Provincetown, New York City via L.A. and we’re very, very happy to have him on board,” De Lisle said with a smile.
Smash Mouth then christened their new era by debuting a fairly faithful, but decidedly Mouth-y cover of Rick Astley‘s iconic 1987 hit “Never Gonna Give You Up” in which Zach strikes the perfect blend of scratchy Harwell-esque vocals and his own upbeat vibe.
As of 2023, Zach and the band have already released 3 new songs and have over 50 shows under their belts, touring everywhere from Alaska to Hawaii and major festival stops in Mexico and Peru.
The story continues...