As a percussionist and drummer, Zands has played with artists including; Lady Gaga, Kate Tempest, Orchestrate, Mica Levi, Sir Karl Jenkins, Vula Viel, Melt Yourself Down, Sam Lee, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, CBSO, RTE Concert Orchestra, Urban Soul Orchestra, Cinematic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera. 


Classically trained at the Guildhall, Zands developed a particular specialism for world percussion and groove based drumming during his time at Berklee College of Music in Boston and also in Havana, Cuba. Upon graduating from the Guildhall, he became an Artist in Residence and then a faculty member.


Zands has also extensively performed, toured and been a musical director in the theatre world having worked on many shows and completed world tours 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.


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 later this year.