Music will never let me down, so I will never let it down.
Zachary Hallam, an up-and-coming artist from the West Island of Montreal started to play guitar seven years ago when his father bought a guitar for his older sister. Intrigued by the instrument, he watched his father and sister play together.
With his parents being former musicians (the father drummer and mother a lead singer), it's obvious that music's in his genes. Without any lessons, he quickly managed to learn how to write, sing and play his own music.
Upon receiving his first guitar from a friend, a new friendship was created and he never looked back. Influenced by the likes Teddy Geiger and Blink-182, he decided that he wanted to create is own songs and lyrics to express himself about his relationships, break-ups and every little thing in life that makes you want to sing out loud. Soon after he starting singing these songs himself, because, because he figured, 'why not?'
In 2006, he decided to film himself playing a song after moving in with a of is friend who had some amazing equipment available at his disposal. Today, he has over 17 000 views, not including his videos posted on Facebook.
About a year ago, Marylin, one of is dear friends, died of cancer. These events forced Zachary to look in the mirror and made him realize there were some changes that had to be made in is crazy life. Learning from her values and the message she left him, “Never take life for granted; if you really want something in life you need to do things by yourself,” the changes that took place are what makes him the person he is today.
Ever since then, Zachary wants nothing more than to break through the walls surrounding him and get his music out into the wild for the world to hear.