Hip-hop and R&B with Ms. Lauryn Hill. Broadway show tunes with Billy Porter. MTV with AJ Mitchell. Christian Contemporary with Hillsong NYC. It's fair to think that there would be no ties between these artists. Each artist has their own separate following and are telling different stories. And yet, they do share a common thread in choosing the genre-bending drummer Zachary Mullings to help tell their stories.
Mullings came to prominence in 2016 with Thirdstory, the powerhouse vocal trio who sang backgrounds for Chance The Rapper's "Coloring Book" tour. Known as the "4th member" of the group, he travelled the world as the band's sole contracted musician for 4 years and was an integral part of the creative process in their debut album "Cold Heart". Zach performed on drums and guitar and helped arrange the band's live show.
As of 2022, Mullings serves as drummer for Tony Award-winning actress Renee Elise Goldsberry, as well as music director for alternative pop group A R I Z O N A, who are set for a national tour this year. Mullings is also in-demand on Broadway, playing select shows for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical "Dear Evan Hansen" and "MJ: The Musical", as well as helping out with developing musicals. He is the recipient of the Harold Wheeler Scholarship from MUSE organization Check out the MUSIC tab for more of Mullings' performances.
Mullings is currently traveling back and forth between NYC and LA to write and produce. When he's not working with any of (but not limited to) the artists above, Mullings passes on the knowledge from his time at Berklee College of Music (class of 2014) by teaching private lessons on drums, piano, guitar, and production through Vital Music. Zach's passion for music is only superseded by his passion for people, and he is ecstatic about teaching and developing anyone who desires to discover the art inside of them.
Mullings endorses Paiste Cymbals.
“Zach Mullings is a powerful talent. His work ethic is unparalleled. I’ve not met someone else who takes on every role asked of him as effortlessly as Zach. I’m very lucky to call him my music director, amongst many other job titles, but even luckier to call him my friend. He does need more sleep though.”
Kevin Garrett, Artist and Songwriter
(credits include Banks and Beyonce)
“Zach Mullings is master of rhythm and texture. I think he has an unmatched understanding of time and how to use his instrument to support the surrounding atmosphere of a song, while having a distinct voice. He is humble, hard working, a great friend, and is going to be significant force in how music is heard in our culture.”
Elliott Skinner, Artist (Thirdstory, Chance The Rapper)
"He only plays what's perfect for the music, and when it's time to go crazy, he does!"
Billy Porter, Tony Award-winning Actor and Vocalist (Kinky Boots)