About Me

After already achieving a multitude of highly impressive accolades within her music career to date, and more than enough to satisfy your average 'mega talented' singer songwriter, it appears that Amber Zakatek's thirst for success is far from being quenched as she continues on her rapid rise to fame and respect within the global music industry.

Amber was quite simply born into a life of music. Her father, Lenny Zakatek, was and still is the lead singer with UK seventies rock phenomenon the Alan Parsons Project, and is the voice of legendary disco group Gonzales, best know for the 70's disco anthem " I Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet".

Being immersed in the live performance scene throughout her whole life, has given Amber a very rare and privileged insight into how best to captivate and engage an audience, and basically 'get this party started', and that is exactly what Amber does each and every time she performs nowadays.

Aside from performing many times alongside her father at some of the World's hottest venues, Amber also still tours the globe as one of the backing singers for the Francis Rossi tours (Status Quo), and on top of this has supported the likes of Tony Hadlee (ex Spandeau Ballet) and David Essex, to name but a few major artists all to have recognized and engaged Amber's rare and distinctive vocal talent.

Just a few of Amber's other notible accolades include:

  • Being offered a deal by arguably the most influential man in music and TV 'Simon Cowell', and in turn being put in the studio with pop guru producer 'Steve Mac' (Westlife, il Divo etc etc).
  • Being signed to BMG Music as a songwriter whilst she was working with multi No1 hit makers Phil Harding and Ian Kernow.
  • Hitting No4 in the Japanese album chart through being the only vocalist on a Matsui album (Multi Platinum Japanese guitarist, songwriter).
  • Working with Bill Colborne as a Songwriter which led to two tracks being recorded by Gina.G and Mathew Marsden.
  • More recently Amber was seen live on the Bert Newton Show, Good Morning Australia, with a soulful performance of James Taylor's, "You Got A Friend". She was immediately offered a return date.

Aside from collaborating with many mainstream rock and pop artists and producers, Amber's voice has now become highly sought after within the dance music world, where she has already achieved "The most dangerous record of the week" on Kiss FM, and it was through this radio support that she caught the attention of the globally respected hit makers 'Soulshaker', who are behind literally dozens of chart hits to date including many No1's.

After already working with such greats as Nicole Scherzinger, Chaka Khan, Keri Hilson and Mary J Blige to name but a few, one of the biggest names in dance music 'Soulshaker' are now in the studio working on some new and very exciting material with Amber for release in 2012. Aside from Soulshaker, other major production teams lining up to work with her include Block & Crown from Holland, Soul Seekerz, Ruff Loaderz, and Digital Dog, and the aforementioned are once again some of the biggest names in the dance/pop music World. These new collaborations are certain to see Amber once again performing around the globe, dominating dance charts, and being signed to numerous record labels.

Amber is also a major name in the corporate World, and frequently gets booked to perform for the likes of Virgin, Nestle International, Vodaphone, HSBC Bank, Ikea etc.

Being your all round entertainer, and not wanting to waste a Diploma in Performing Arts, where she passed with a merit, Amber has also sung, danced and acted in several stage productions including,

  • The Witches - Played one of "The Witches"
  • Midsummer Nights Dream- Played "Puck"
  • Teen Dreams - Lead singer in a band called - "DAWN & THE DAYBREAKS"
  • 1940-1990- Musical - Lead Singer.

Not content to be a successful creative alone, and through gaining a vast knowledge of the actual working mechanics of the music industry, Amber is now also a talent scout and song plugger for the hit making powerhouse publishing company 'Audiofreaks' (www.audiofreaksmusic.com).

As you can see from the above, music is quite literally in Amber's blood, and the next few years look certain to become her most successful to date.

Watch this space :-)