Zoe Konez is a singer, guitarist, songwriter and producer from London.
“Understated Acoustic guitar brilliance and forensic songwriting precision"
Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music
If you’ve seen Zoe play live on one of her UK or European tours or watched one of her impressive social media videos you will already know her as an accomplished fingerstyle guitarist. Described by BBC 6Music’s Tom Robinson as, “forensic songwriting precision,” her recorded sound is an acoustic-pop fusion combining her experimental guitar playing with intricate, atmospheric layers.
Zoe’s live shows are known for her bringing the audience into the music-making in unusual and interesting ways. Taking the essence of her years of music facilitation in hospitals, she uses collaborative play to create memorable, shared experiences.
For both her band CATBEAR - catbearmusic.com - (formerly Cat Bear Tree) and her solo music she takes complete control of her own creative process from writing and recording through to production - proving that you can be a DIY woman in music.
Growing up in a musical household, Zoe has been around music her whole life and started playing the guitar and writing songs from a young age. As a teen studying music she was struck by how few women she came across either working in music, creating music or at gigs. This had a big influence on her to become a vocal advocate for women in music - particularly through CATBEAR - with the aim of inspiring other women to get up on stage and create music.