Bringing boundless energy and passion to the world of alternative rock and beyond

Zack Breen


Zack Breen is the lead guitarist of THE HARA, one of the most talked about up-and-coming rock bands in the UK. Zack – who comes from the small town of Leyland – combines an aggressive style with a virtuosic sense of melody, harmony, and dynamics. Zack takes inspiration from a plethora of players and musicians such as John Petrucci, Steve Vai, and Wes Borland but cites it wasn’t until his guitar tutor introduced him to the music of Guthrie Govan and Tom Quayle that his playing changed by putting an emphasis on improvisation, creativity, and composition.

Grit, energy, and a perceptive exploration of the chaos that surrounds THE HARA have fuelled their releases and live performances from the start. Since their inception in 2017, THE HARA recently released their debut album Survival Mode (2023) to critical acclaim alongside a discography of 6 celebrated EPs and a Live DVD. They have been featured across airwaves and column inches with notable acclaim from BBC Introducing, EMP, KROQ, CLASH, TotalRock, Kerrang!, and many more.

Since 2021 THE HARA have had an exceptionally successful run touring their music in the UK and Europe and debuting at festivals both domestically and abroad; starting with Download Festival before bookending the summer and opening the main stage at Reading and Leeds. THE HARA have also played triumphant shows at SWSW, TRNSMT, Tramlines, Neighbourhood Weekender, Slam Dunk, Truck, Y Not, Kendall Calling, and Rock For People.

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“THE HARA have a secret, and the secret is their sound – it is untamed, unlimited.”– Manchester Evening News, Download Festival 2021

Photos by Samantha Guess and Pája Hartmanová

Aggressive and sophisticated

Boden Prog NX 6 Earth Green

The Boden Prog is built for speed and aggression as well as all-encompassing tonal versatility. Featuring a lightweight chambered Swamp Ash body mated with solid Maple top and premium grade Flame or Quilted Maple veneer along with carbon-reinforced Maple neck and Richlite fretboard, the Prog NX is acoustically resonant with a full-yet-cutting sound that is faithfully delivered to your amplification system with either Suhr™ passive pickups for the 6-string model or Fishman™ active pickups for the 7-string models. The Prog NX is equipped with the EGS Pro Rev7 Tremolo System that operates smoothly while providing excellent tuning stability.

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Boden Prog NX 7 Charcoal Black

Aggressive and sophisticated, the Prog NX models are an extension of the Original model design with the new EGS Pro Rev7 Tremolo System and the smooth and slick-playing Richlite fretboard. With a more cutting tone than the Original, the Prog models are ideal for modern progressive and metal players using high-gain amplification systems. The versatile Fishman pickups and switching system provide a wide range of sounds for virtually any playing style and musical genre.

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"The Boden NX Prog 6 & 7s are simply the best guitars I’ve ever played. The ergonomics make the .strandberg* design comfortable, accessible and extremely playable. They are beautiful and powerful instruments but with the ability to be delicate and articulate. They possess so much depth that playing any style of music is covered - which is perfect for my playing both inside THE HARA and outside."

Zack Breen