About

"Zoë has a uniquely electrifying voice that moves easily from soul-jazz to funk-rock to mystical." Steve Morse, Boston Globe

Deep & Funky Rock & Soul

Zo​ë Knight has been composing & performing original music for over twenty years.  A classically trained soprano raised on classic rock, she led original hard rock & metal bands for ten years in NYC & Boston before earning her degree in Music Education at Berklee College of Music, Summa Cum Laude, in 2013.

While at Berklee she found jazz and a love for improvisation, sang in a professional gospel choir, and in 2011 began her current career as a music educator. After Berklee she found funk, soul, reggae and blues music, and started writing songs that blended these styles with her lifetime of training & experience, and her passion for getting down. 

She began performing these new uplifting grooves, which provide a pedestal for her spectacular voice & inspired lyrics, in addition to masterful instrumental solos & improvisational jams with her band: the varying collective of monster players known as Mythical Beasts. 

Established in August of 2017, Zoë Knight & Mythical Beasts are based in Boston and play around 50 shows a year at clubs & festivals all over New England, and beyond.

Zoë Knight & Mythical Beasts have performed at: 

Scullers Jazz Club (Boston, MA)

Atwood’s Tavern (Cambridge, MA)

The Middle East Corner (Cambridge, MA)

Opus Underground (Salem, MA)

Chianti (Beverley, MA)

Wake Up The Earth Festival 2018 & 2019 (Jamaica Plain, MA)

The New York Faerie Festival 2019 (Harpursville, NY)

Notable Residencies Include: 

Second Fridays at Bull McCabe’s Pub

 Somerville MA (8/2018 – 1/2020)

Sunday nights at The Plough and Stars

Cambridge, MA (2/2019 – 8/2019)

First Sundays at Mercy Tavern

Salem, MA (6/2018 – 10/2018)

 Featuring Monster Players:

GUITAR:

Jeff Buckridge (Boston Horns, Booty Vortex, Jen Kearney)

Brad Faucher (Session 450, KONG!)

Evan Goodrow (Boston Blues Award winner)

Andrew Gravel (The Gravel Project, Entrain)

Mike Keenan (John Brown’s Body, Dub Apocalypse, King’s Highway)

Jeffrey Lockhart (Lettuce, Soulive)

Josie Lowder (Josie Lowder Band)

Gregg Perry (& the Strange Berries)

Riley Stockwell (Background Orcs, Skunk Sessions)

 

BASS:

Bob Abruzese (Portrait in Jazz, Cordelia, Gregg Perry & the Strange Berries)   

Domenic Davis (Lydia Harrell, Jen Kearney)

Craig Holland (Strange Machines)

Rich Lynch (KONG!, Booty Vortex)

Mike Miksis (The Vine Shakers, Sea Monsters)

Gregg Marcus (Deep C Divers)

Zachary Rochester (Thaddeus Hogarth, Lydia Harrell)

Dylan Sullivan (Background Orcs, As The Sparrow)

Greg Toro (Evan Goodrow, Sonya Rae Taylor)

 

KEYS:

Derek Dupuis (Sarah & the Wild Versatile, Krewe De Groove)

Sam Gilman (Otis Grove, Ryan Montbleau, BT/ALC Big Band)

Jordan Gravel (The Gravel Project)

Ben Hillman (& the Moonlighters, Motown Masterpiece Orchestra)

Steve Learson (Learson Peak, KONG!)

Justin Lopes (Bearly Dead, Jerry Garcia Project, Matthew Stubbs & the Antiguas)

Rider McCoy (Ghetto People Band, Soul Shot)

Jeremy Parker (Organ in Orbit)

Rusty Scott (Roomful of Blues, B3 Kings)

Darby Wolf (Band of Killers)

 

DRUMS:

John Bordage (The Grass Gypsies, Deep C Divers)

Erick Cifuentes (Booty Vortex)

JL Claybourne (Monsta Pocket Forum, Kong!)

Dean Johnston (Club d’Elf, Neighbor)

Randal MacCaffrie (KONG!)

Peter MacLean (Maceo Parker, The A-Beez)

Zeke Martin (& The Oracle)

Brandon Mayes (Ali McGuirk, Soulive, The Gravel Project)

Nathan Sabanayagam (Naya Rockers, Kings Highway)

 

HORNS:

Andrew Fogliano (Dub Apocalypse, The A-Beez, Club d’Elf)

Nate Fuller (Angelina Hightower & The Unit, KONG!)

Nancy Loedy (Taina Asili, Lovewhip, King’s Highway)

Will Lombardelli (KONG!)

Alek Razdan (Roomful of Blues, American Symphony of Soul)

Eric Schindler (Krewe De Groove, Henley Douglas Band, Baker Thomas Band)

Jason Torrey (Hobo Chili)

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