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Getting To Know: Zeny Bux

At just 18 years old, Zeny Bux is already carving out his own musical path with a unique blend of inspiration drawn from legendary bands and artists. Hailing from Oldham, Zeny's songwriting prowess is fueled by the sounds of iconic groups such as Oasis, The Stone Roses, The La’s, and Northside, to name a few.

With an impressive portfolio of self-penned songs, Zeny's music resonates with the spirit of these rock and indie giants. But his journey doesn't stop at crafting his original tunes – he's taken the stage alongside remarkable acts, showcasing his talent and captivating audiences with his electrifying performances.

Zeny's journey through the music scene includes sharing stages with notable artists like Chris Helme of The Seahorses, Mercy Kelly, Dirty Laces, and Barry Sutton of The La’s. He's proven his mettle by supporting Unit Seven and, more recently, The Information Highway. His performance alongside The Information Highway even caught the attention of The RGM Music Press, resulting in stunning pictures and a feature on the press' article website.

Zeny's talent has earned him recognition from some big names in the music industry. Notably, esteemed musicians like John Power of The La’s and Cast have acknowledged Zeny's prowess, with John Power himself retweeting Zeny's cover of "Alright" by Cast. The list doesn't end there – Zeny's musical prowess has been applauded by none other than Ian Brown of The Stone Roses, Tjinder Singh of Cornershop, and Clint Boon. In fact, Zeny had a personal encounter with Clint Boon when he spotted Zeny's busking performance outside Microdot and was captivated by his singing.

As Zeny's musical journey unfolds, it's evident that he's not just following in the footsteps of his inspirations but carving a unique path that's bound to leave a lasting impact on the music scene. Keep an ear out for Zeny – this young musician is definitely one to watch.

Oasis - Supersonic

Oasis held the torch of inspiration for me in songwriting. From "Wonderwall" to "Champagne Supernova" and "Be Here Now," their tracks like "Morning Glory" stand as personal favorites. Among these, "Supersonic" struck a chord, specifically the verse where Noel played a lead part. Playing around with that lead and my capo on the 2nd fret, I birthed the intro to my song "Better Dreams." It was Oasis' unmistakable Rock 'N' Roll style that ignited this creative spark.

The Stone Roses - I Am The Resurrection

The Stone Roses made a significant impact on my musical journey. Hits like "I Wanna Be Adored" and "She Bangs The Drum" left me awe-struck. John Squire's guitar work, in particular, left a lasting impression. It inspired me to infuse effects like Chorus, Reverb, and, of course, Distortion into my track "Better Dreams," capturing that groovy Rock 'N' Roll vibe.

The La's - There She Goes

The La's, particularly Lee Mavers, was a lyrical genius. Lines like "If you want, I'll sell you a life story, about a man who's at loggerheads with his past all the time" (from "Son Of A Gun") and "Oh tell me where I'm going, tell me where I'm found. Turn the pages over, turn the world around" (from "Looking Glass") showcased his brilliance. I mirrored this lyrical prowess in the chorus of "Better Dreams" with "Bad dreams can't hurt me, I'm gonna pick up the pieces so then you'll see." Lee Mavers remains a massive inspiration for my songwriting.

Northside - Moody Places

Northside deserves far more recognition in the Manchester Music Scene. "Moody Places" is a favorite track of mine. Similar to my approach with The Stone Roses, I aimed to incorporate the Manchester sound into "Better Dreams." The use of effects like Chorus, Distortion, and Reverb was heavily influenced by Northside's music.

Feeder - Just The Way I'm Feeling

Feeder's "Just The Way I'm Feeling" captured my heart. I first heard it in an old Sky Sports advert on YouTube dating back to around 2005-2007. Feeder's sound inspired the nostalgic touch I wanted for "Better Dreams," aiming for a release reminiscent of that era. Though you can't alter the past or the future, the influence of Feeder's sound is unmistakable in my music.


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