Vancouver indie-rocker Wesley David Scott is the songwriting mastermind behind Zulu Panda. His brand of quirky folk-rock feels like home for any Canadian, coast to coast to coast. Flowing seamlessly from up-tempo rockers to acoustic campfire ballads, the music of Zulu Panda is equal parts raw passion and folksy charm. Melodies surging through his powerful baritone vocal cords create a sweet sense of nostalgia, as they are coupled with tongue-in-cheek lyrics and quality production. He has performed across Canada extensively and even toured in China and the United States.
"Zulu Panda Recorded an Album With Different Musicians and Producers in Every Province and Territory" - Vue Weekly
His most recent record Sad Bastard Music (2019) takes listeners on a scenic multi-genre walk through heartache, internal-discovery and self-deprecating hilarity. His prior album 13 Canadian Love Letters (2018) was made to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Canada, each song recorded in a different province and territory in Canada, drawing from the diverse talents of 19 producers and 14 session musicians. He's also released a compelling studio rock album entitled Power On! (2018) and a live album called Live at Junction City Music Hall (2017).
Motivated by the success of his debut studio EP Two-Way Street (Not War) (2016), Zulu Panda has set out to be weird and emotional in a way that feels exciting and powerful. His dynamic sound is matched nicely with warm melodies and Dylanesque storytelling. He energetically provides moody lyrics wrapped in a candy coating of Rock & Roll.
Each body of work Zulu Panda has released is enticing and explores a different audacious concept that he executes in a consistently vulnerable yet relatable manner. Zulu Panda began his pursuits as an independent singer-songwriter after the release of his self-produced full-length album, Hope All Abandoned (2013). That year, he was named semi-finalist in the international 'Song of the Year' contest and graduated with top marks from Langara College's Singer-Songwriter Certificate Program. His plans for the future include a studio album for 2023, co-writing a musical adaptation of a 1980's action movie as well as touring more of North America, Asia and Europe.