ZEEKtheFREAK is the pseudonym of Dundonian musician and entertainer Steven A. Smith. The musical project he began in 1996
The name originated from the Snap-On brothers song of the same name, written in 1977. Then Zeek went by the name Zeek Catweazle.
The name is associated with Zeek. Many people associate it also with the band. The backing band has officially had many names: the Foreskin Cheeseband, Da Freak theatre, but mostly they are known as the Freak band.
Zeek is a born performer. A singer-songwriter, a musician, entertainer, author, actor, compére, humorist are among many of his abilities. Although best known for the musical project, ZEEKtheFREAK has many more talents and projects.
Since leaving Dundee in 1979, he has resided mostly in the Netherlands, with a short spell in France.
Zeek writes, records and performs music in the ZEEKtheFREAK and Zeek D'Accoustique projects and the band My Celtic Faith. Other bands he previously co-created and sang in were the Snap-on Brothers, the Infamous Zeek & Giz. He also sang and performed in the bands Stevie & the Saddlesniffers, Fill Bloom, Ebo, among others.
ln, the early 70's his first band was an Alice Cooper cover band. In 1977, he formed the Snap-on Brothers with Murray 'Muff' Tosh and later, after the brothers disbanded, the Infamous ZEEK & GIZ with the third member of the brothers Dave 'Giz' Mann
In 1996, he started to record for the first time as ZEEKtheFREAK and later formed a band for his stage show. To this day he still records.
in 2014 My Celtic Faith was formed, a project with Tommy 'the Bonz' Kuilboer (ex-Freak) and Lars Vrasdonk (ex Fill Bloom) and Lennaert Roomer (Frostbyte of the Freaks). The band play Symphonic Celtic Metal. Zeek is on vocals and acoustic guitar.
He started the Zeek D'Accoustique project to use for his alternative acoustic sets.
His first acting performance was aged 5 in a local theatrical society performance of Mary Poppins in Dundee, he has also performed at the 8th October parade and the fool moon festival, both in Alkmaar
He created and started the Feelgood Festival in Alkmaar. A charity event to raise money for local children's charities. Which he originally compéred, but after 4 years he left the organisation.
He has also worked as compère at a metal festival in Holland
He created, writes and produces the zany fake tabloid 'the Fools Funnybone' and he is an author of humorous novels, poems, short stories and poems, his writings are as his music, a humour, that is silly as it is controversial or even rude.
Other projects include he loves to portray his Philosophical views in quotes with the help of his photography He has written and drawn a cartoon-page called 'Mr. Smith's garden'. It is written for very small children and later 'the Freaky heads'
He is in the process of writing and creating a Rock Opera about Elvis
Zeek has started working with top Dutch musician 'Maus Muziek' from the band 'Rachel' He will form the lyrical side of the partnership
The Live Show:
The live show is well-known in the Alkmaar region of Holland for being Shock-rock, being very controversial and sometimes even perverse. However, nowadays the show is less shocking and concentrates more on the music.
In the live band, through the years from the first show in 1997, there have been many talented (and not so talented) musicians who have graced the stage with ZEEKtheFREAK, but only one has been with the band from the beginning. It is guitarist and vocalist Bas Lute, a.k.a. The Rebel Jesus, appropriately named after an early song he sang. Bas is another multi-talented musician.