The Sounds of Zamar

Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar have carved a unique place for themselves in the music industry through soul-stirring arrangements of contemporary gospel, musical theater, and rich original compositions. The ensemble, organized in 2009, has performed with gospel greats such as William McDowell, Kierra “Kiki” Sheard, Richard Smallwood, VaShawn Mitchell, Earnest Pugh, and James Fortune. 

Hailing from Augusta, Georgia, McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar are known for their opulent harmonies and beautiful blends, which are showcased throughout their 2012 album Limitless and their viral online covers. The 14-track compilation is sprinkled with ballads and anthems of original invigorating songs that are beloved by their fans everywhere. Online their simplistic yet awe-inspiring arrangements of gospel and musical theater favorites have garnered millions of views in mere days, spreading their voice to the corners of the earth. Always providing a fresh perspective, the group’s sound is truly authentic while capturing the essence of the original piece. 

Transcending cultural boundaries, the group’s music is sung all over the world.  Their international travels have included Paris, France; Krakow, Poland; Menorca, Spain and Rajadell, Spain. 

Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar recently completed their first 15-city national tour entitled “The Zamar Experience,” which included performances in New York City, Chicago, Austin, and more.  In the 2019-2020 season, the ensemble will embark upon another tour, including performances at the Mondavi Center at UC Davis, Memorial Church at Stanford Live, Zellerbach Hall at UC Berkeley, and the Celebrity Series in Boston.