What began as a glorified open mic in Queens circa 2009, Z&F became a band of acousta-love real quick. Shortly after formation, multi-instrumentalist and songsmith Zander Meisner took things nationally with the Glen Hansard show "Once", and brought the guys with him. While out with Once, Z&F played packed houses to Molly Malones, Rockwell Table, and Atage in L.A.; James Hoban's in D.C.; Deep South in Raleigh; the Hideout in Toronto; the Gramophone in St. Louis, the Nines in Ithaca, the Bowery Poetry Club in NYC, among other killer venues. In 2014, he was honored to play with Glen Hansard in Hollywood, which was a career highlight.
Zander's music is compared to Barenaked Ladies, Mumford and Sons, Ben Folds, and 60's pop peppered with a hint of Stephen Lynch and Adam Sandlers shtick-rock. Not one single Z&F song exists that doesn't create an insufferable earworm (an annoyingly-catchy melody).