The multi talented Zed Regal is, among other things, a producer, author, spoken word artist and musician. His music takes in elements from reggae, soul, jazz and electronica.
From a young age Regal has lived with and managed a physical disability after being victim of a car crash in South London where he grew up. This put paid to a promising career as an athlete, but he refused to let new circumstances get him down. His relocating to the West Country continued to shape his mindset and present a wealth of opportunities to explore his healing abilities, love of music and creative expressions as he says himself,
"I believe everything happens for reason, it is what it is!"
Living with a disability has given Regal a keen understanding of the life challenges and barriers this can bring to anyone, especially new artists wanting to enter the creative industries. He now shares the experience and abilities he has gained as an ambassador for disability in music and the arts as a public speaker. Alongside his creative work, Regal has naturally incorporated mentoring and self-development classes into his time and works with disabled groups and young people through music, media, and the spoken and written words.
Regal was also behind the record label Catchy Creations, which he founded in 2003. As well as supporting and promoting the label's artists this opened up new opportunities for him to flex his muscles as a performer. He has performed in Europe and the Caribbean and has had the chance to play some of the UK's leading music festivals. He has also performed at the world renowned Jazz Cafe and leading live venue Hootananny. Regal has supported and collaborated with a large variety of artists including Beres Hammond and Gyptian.
He's also entered the world of radio and television broadcasting, entertaining and enlightening the masses with his own show “It's Peak Unplugged”. His natural charisma and ability to enthrall has made him a natural media performer, with every show growing his expanding fan base further.
Until now, Regal's inspirational personal story has only been known to his close personal circle, but now he's ready to share it with others in the hope of giving them the inspiration he's found in life. His background has given him determination and the will to succeed, facing head on the challenges life has thrown at him.
Above all, Regal is a man with a passion, a drive and a definite plan. He explains his global outlook saying,
“Whatever the endeavour, I've always had, and continue to have, a world view to my creative offerings, especially in my media, music, written and spoken word. My intentions are to make a positive impact and difference to and for the lives of many, and if only one more person benefits through who I am or what I do, I will continue to feel accomplished. Though there is so much more to discover...”
And there is indeed much more to come as Regal has many exciting products, projects and collaborations in the pipeline...