(Bassist and Musical Director)
Bassist/Musical Director Zachary Rudulph hails from the Bay Area in Northern CA and now lives in Los Angeles. Having moved south to attain a music degree, as well as a certificate in recording and engineering, Zach has since cut records and played with many of the top names in pop, hip-hop, gospel and R&B. He’s credits include Andy Grammer, Gavin Degraw, Colbie Caillat, Cody Simpson, Outasight, Justin Young, The Game, and international stars Jay Park, and Kamran & Hooman to name a few. He’s done Multiple TV performance; Queen Latifah show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (3 times), Live with Kelly and Michael, Glee, Dancing with Stars and other TV networks both stateside and abroad.
He is currently on tour with certified platinum recording artist Andy Grammer, with whom Zach has traveled steadily over the past 4 years and sings background, plays bass, and musically directs. 2013 was an amazing year with well over 150 shows with Colbie Caillat, Train and loads of artist in the Los Angeles area. Closing out the holiday season Zach performed with Gavin Degraw, Jewel and Queen Latifah for national TV Christmas productions. His stage presence is infectious, an outstanding entertainer who obviously loves what he does. Currently Zach is looking to embark on yet another headlining run in spring 2014.
While not filling in for MD and bassist for Andy, Zach records in studios around town, and regularly lays down tasty bass lines for Sony/ATV Producer Cook Classics. He also teaches music lessons from his personal studio and is in the process of getting out his own musical ideas.
Zach recalls how he fell in love with music: “My
Pops is/was an amazing self taught musician. I can remember when I was
supposed to be asleep I’d creep out of bed and see my dad wailing away
on his bass. Man, I wanted to be just like him. I thank God that he saw
that desire in me and began to cultivate that by putting my first
lefty-bass in my hands when I was 10yrs old. My little brother and
sister took up drums and piano (also taught by pop) and boom! We where
off! Lil Jackson 3, preforming for church and putting in countless
hours of practice over the years…This industry has given me both some
of the most amazing experience’s of my life, and some of the hardest
ones as well. But I can honestly say that I feel I’m where I’m supposed
to be. Performing, teaching, learning and growing in music. It’s just
What Zach says about the Sonuus Wahoo:
"The Wahoo is an amazing pedal. Right from the start you’ll notice its bullet proof construction. Sonuus intends for this pedal to be able to take a tour beating and still be around for a long time! The Wahoo has got everything! From a killin’ selection of wah’s that would make Bootsy Collins drool; incredible octave’s that rival any synth bass, and an array of more “out there” effects like arpeggiators. Personally, I love the presets, but if you’re into tweaking tone Sonuus has given you every option you can image to dial in what you like. My current favorite is F33, I can play the mess out of “Pony” by Genuine with this tone!"
What Zach says about the Sonuus B2M:
"This is an absolutely incredible peace of gear. The technology on how this lil bad boy works is beyond me! But I love the creative options it gives me. I can be hashing out a new idea for a bass part and then suddenly the string line comes to me. No prob! In a matter of clicks to my midi device I’m the violinist. It tracks extremely well and is so portable you can throw it in your gig bag. I think Im gonna throw it into my live set up as well and rip off the sounds from my analog synth! I always find new ideas to add to my workflow with this incredible converter. You have got to play a B2M for yourself!"
Zach with James from Sonuus at The NAMM Show 2014, trying out the new Voluum pedal.