Zed Head is comprised of the world-class, rockin' blues guitarist and vocalist Neil "THE BIG E" Chapman and John "The Fogman" Burkitt who is absolutely dynamic on his ripping EB3 bass and vocals. Mike Matney is featured on guitar giving the band a dynamic sound whether it be harmony, guitars, or supporting the band in the middle register. The rhythm section of Zed Head is driven by the inventive, rock steady chops of highly regarded veteran drummer Rui Balla. People from all over North America are buzzing about Zed Head's incredible live performances.
ZED HEAD has headlined festivals, concerts, and biker rallies in California, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Tenessee, North & South Carolina, Sweden, Finland and across Canada. Nominated by France's Bands of Dixie for "Band of the Year," they are in excellent company with co-nominated bands such as The Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker Band, Molly Hatchett and Point Blank.
Neil Chapman is one of North Americas most inspiring guitarists. As well as being a first call session player, having recorded with the likes of Dan Hill, Rita McNeil, Rough Trade, The Sattallites, Heat Exchange, Zombo Zombo, Bill King's Saturday Nite Fish Fry , he has played on stage with many great artists such as Leonard Cohen, Carol Pope, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Randy Bachman, Leroy Sibbles, Toots and the Maytals, and Maestro Fresh Wes.
Neil is currently touring with his good buddy John "The Fogman" Burkitt and their southern rock band ZEDHEAD (www.zedhead.ca) in support of their albums Mortal Man and Valley Of Fire.
When not touring, Neil keeps busy writing and recording music for documentaries, television and corporate events. As an "Event Musician", Neil enjoys being band leader and playing live for the corporate crowd throughout the world with his band BIG ROCK ENDING.
In Neil's words...."Rock hard or don't rock at all"
John "The Fogman" Burkitt
As a member one of the hottest kickass-blues, Southern rock acts on the circuit today, John ‘The Fogman’ Burkitt has taken his look to the big and small screen. He is in several scenes with Matt Damon in the blockbuster feature film ‘DOWNSIZING’ that was released this Christmas. ‘The Fogman’ has made a number of appearances on the television show ‘OUTLAW BIKERS’ and appeared with Pamela Anderson on a Russell Peters’ Christmas Special adding to a long list of TV and film projects.
ZED HEAD’s music has been featured on television shows such as the 'OUTLAW BIKERS', (History Channel and National Geographic) who have used over ten Zed Head songs including Texas Twister and Voodoo Love. The show decided to take John 'The Fogman' Burkitt’s look to print where appears on the cover of the 'OUTLAW BIKERS' DVD box set. Another popular TV show 'BIKER TV' uses the song 'Mortal Man' as its theme song.
Additional appearances for ‘The Fogman’ include: ‘UNDERCOVER’ with Damon Runyan (star of series), ‘LOST GIRL’ girl. He also appeared in the feature film ‘RED’ (Sigourney Weaver), ‘ROOKIE BLUE’, ‘NIKITA’, ‘MONK’, ‘BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’, Stephen Spielberg's ‘HAPPY TOWN’ with Sam Neill, ‘REMEDY’, ‘THE BORDER’, and the feature film ‘REARVIEW’, just to name a few. ZED HEAD tunes were used on the soundtracks of the movie ‘REARVIEW’ as well.