PFW 2: Big Night live performer: ZAC STAD

Zac Stad is the leader of the fusion band, STAD. Zac Stad is the stage name for Isaac Helgestad. 

Zac exhibited musical talent at a very young age. He began his musical journey playing guitar as a child when he was only four years old. Zac began performing professionally at the age of eight, where he took the stage and began to emulate Jimi Hendrix. From there he progressed to playing bass guitar, keyboards and also drums in school. By the time Zac graduated from high school, he was already working as a guitar instructor. Zac’s guitar technique is phenomenal and he shares his talent by inspiring others. Zac is admired by other musicians and he is sought after for his guitar skills.

Zac also composes original music that puts a new spin on pop-jazz fusion. Zac is well versed in different genres and primarily plays contemporary fusion jazz, R&B, rock and pop. He was the founder of and the lead guitarist for the instrumental band T.O.T. (Tired of Talking), which evolved into the band simply known as STAD. Zac is also the leader of the exciting party band, Black Rose.

Zac is available for session and studio work, as a solo performer, with his instrumental fusion band, STAD, or with his upbeat party band, Black Rose. Zac is exclusively managed by L. A. Rose Entertainment. For booking information or interviews, please call or text 858-480-7673, or send an email to