Zach Gill is best known for his collaborative work with singer songwriter Jack Johnson, Aimee Mann and Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads). He has also made a name for himself through his band, Animal Liberation Orchestra (ALO).
In 2005, he joined forces with college pal Jack Johnson. ALO was signed to Jack's label, Brushfire records, and Zach was also invited to join Jack's band. Since joining the group, Zach has diversified the group's trademark sound with his multi-instrumental zest, vocals, and dancing skills and ALO has become an international touring act.
Over the past decade Zach has performed at festivals and on television shows around the world, including Saturday Night Live, Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Bonoroo, Glastonbury, Live Earth and the 2008 United States Presidential inauguration ball.
Zach's music has been featured in the Curious George film and soundtrack alongside Johnson. He has also collaborated with Aimee Mann and Jerry Harrison on a composition, "At the Edge of the World" for the Paramount Pictures documentary An Arctic Tale.
In 2008 Gill released an eponymous debut solo project with Brushfire Records entitled Zach Gill's Stuff. The album features guest appearances by Steve Adams from ALO, Tristan Prettyman, Merlo and Adam (his Jack Johnson bandmates). The first single from the album, “Family,” features Jack Johnson on drums and appeared in the movie Baby Mama with Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Greg Kinnear.
In support of his 2008 album release, Gill toured nationally with singer-songwriter Mason Jennings and with fellow keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth of the String Cheese Incident. In 2009 he was brought in by UCSB's Arts and Lecture to perform for alumni, faculty and the current student body.
In February 2010, Brushfire records released ALO's sixth studio album entitled Man of the World produced by ALO and Jack Johnson. Gill has been touring and recording with both Jack and ALO throughout 2010.
In 2012 ALO released its seventh studio album Sounds Like This, and 2013, zach released a Christmas album, Roasting Chestnuts with Zach Gill.
Most recently, Gill co-wrote two songs, "Ones and Zeros" and "Radiate" from Jack Johnson's 2013 album From Here to Now to You.