St Augustine Local Talent
Zack Jaudon, is a 23 year old working bassist/vocalist. He currently plays in 3 bands; "The Reminiscents", "Rumble Street" and "Cheap Beer".
Zack Jaudon (far right) playing bass with The Reminiscents
The Reminiscents are centered around '90s Alternative music. Rumble Street plays classic rock favorites from all eras. Cheap Beer is a Duo comprised of Zack and Adam Lee, "We play a little bit of everything. I also have some original music brewing behind the scenes that may surface very soon".
Zack started his musical endeavors at a very young age, strumming toy guitars at around 3 years old. At around age 12, he started playing a 3/4 scale acoustic guitar that his grandfather bought for him. Within a year, he had guitar fever and was always trying to shred to Metallica, Ozzy, Alice in Chains and Nirvana.
Zack started his first band, "Fatefully Fallen", at the age of 15. About a year later, he put his guitars down for a while, and over the next 3 years, he averaged playing once a month. At the beginning of 2013 he started another band that was called "Forever Our Rivals", later renamed "Aunt Acid". Zack said, "C'mon, we were kids give us a break". Zack was the Lead Vocalist and Rhythm Guitarist. Although his guitar playing was a crucial part of the songwriting process, they could never keep a bass player in the band. So Zack decided that he would play bass.
He realized very quickly that he enjoyed playing bass more than he expected. He had more overall control over the band's sound, and he took on sort of a dirty Lead Bass style; Ala Geezer Butler, Geddy Lee, Cliff Burton. He said, "I'd heard the old "Real bass players don't play with a pick" statement as a kid. But when I implimented the pick, I was so much more comfortable, my tone was so much more powerful and precise, and I could sing a lot better while playing. I thought to myself "If Newsted, Novoselic and Lemmy could do it, then why can't I?". I had began to find my sound and path as a musician."
After about 3 years, playing only about 10 gigs and getting paid peanuts, Aunt Acid fizzled out. Friends went seperate ways and Zack's musical goals had changed. "I wanted to get out there more, and I wanted to enjoy what I was doing and get what I wanted out of it all. Music was my passion, but everything up until that point had flopped, just never went anywhere or caught any attention, and I essentially poured money into projects that weren't making any money."
"In 2016 I started playing cover music more, and joined The Reminiscents. As time went on, I met other musicians and took on other opportunities, found myself playing in Rumble Street. And then formed Cheap Beer with my buddy Adam. I've also done fill in gigs. This is what makes me happy. To me, this is a dream come true. I play at least once a week now and feel like I am treated very well as a working musician. My goal is to be out there performing 3-4 days a week. I know that with hard work and determination, I can accomplish that."
"I'd like to thank Local St. Augustine Magazine for choosing me to be included in the Local Talent section. It is an honor to be a part of it. I'd like to thank my all of bandmates for the opportunity to play music with great friends, and for putting up with me. I'd also like to thank you, the reader, for reading my bio. I hope to see you soon at one of my shows!," Zack said.
Every Wednesday W/ Cheap Beer Duo 9:30-1:30 at No Name
Dec 17 - W/ Rumble Street at Ancient City Brewing. 12-4pm
Dec 31 - W/ Rumble Street at Salt Life 9pm