Zands is a drummer, percussionist and composer. He has worked with ensembles and artists including Lady Gaga, Sir Karl Jenkins, Michael Giacchino (with the Cinematic Orchestra), The Royal Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, The World Peace Orchestra and Thom Yorke (with the London Contemporary Orchestra).


He has also worked extensively with theatre companies including; the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theatre, The Old Vic, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, The Royal Court and Shakespeare's Globe.


Zands studied at Berklee, The Guildhall (where he is now a faculty member) and in Havana, Cuba.


As well as his work as an instrumentalist, Zands and his wife and writing partner Louise Anna Duggan have written original music for theatre, film and also a computer game which is currently in production. Their album of original compositions is set to be released in 2020.