Cheska Zaide

Cheska Zaide

Lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of A+ Dropouts

At age 11, Cheska caught the eye of Jonathan Cook, the singer from Forever the Sickest Kids, a national touring band. He asked for her band to open for them later that evening.

At age 13, Cheska leads her rock band, the A+ Dropouts, with her power vocals, guitar riffs, and extraordinary stage presence. With over 100 live shows in DC, MD, VA, PA, NY and WI under her belt, she is a veteran of the stage. She has led her band in shows at prestigious venues and events such as the Whisky a Go-Go, House of Blues, 9:30 club in DC, Launch Music Conference, National Harbor and Summerfest (World's Largest Music Festival) in Milwaukee, WI. Some of Summerfest’s headliners included Justin Bieber, Usher, Santana, Eric Clapton, Carrie Underwood, Tom Petty, Sheryl Crow and many more. In February 2012, A+ Dropouts toured in the Philippines as part of LIV5.

Artists she has had the opportunity to share the stage with include national acts such as Public Enemy, Cage the Elephant, Sister Hazel, Forever the Sickest Kids, The Ready Set, A Rocket to the Moon, The Summer Set, Gloriana, P.O.D., and Brian "Head" Welch (formerly of Korn)

In addition to her high energy performances and her insane guitar shredding skills, Cheska understands the importance of other aspects of her industry. She maintains her rockstar image with her punk outfits, but is also a role model to her fans and peers by maintaining straight A’s in the most advanced classes at her school. She is currently endorsed by, and represents Daisy Rock Guitars as one of their young artists. She is also one of Daisy Rock’s artists chosen for Guitar Center displays nationwide.

As the main songwriter of her band, Cheska has written several songs. Her music and videos have recently played on the Clear Channel radio station in DC (DC101) and FuseTV. In addition to online outlets such as iTunes, Facebook, and YouTube, her live performances have reached tens of thousands of fans.

Hey y'all add me on snapchat: cheskazaide for shenanigans!

Mesa was a hot one but it was a lot of fun! Today we play at 4:50pm Albuquerque. Hope to see some of you 😎😎

New music coming out soon and Vans Warped Tour starts in a month!

Check out my band A+ Dropouts at Vans Warped Tour this summer! Here's a snippet of a new song I wrote:

photo credit: Nicole Amico

It's official!!! My band, A+ Dropouts will be playing Vans Warped Tour this summer! Get your tickets at

6/19 Pomona, CA
6/20 Mountain View, CA
6/21 Ventura, CA
6/23 Mesa, AZ
6/24 Albuquerque, NM
6/25 Oklahoma City, OK
6/26 Houston, TX
6/27 Dallas, TX
6/28 San Antonio, TX
7/01 Nashville, TN
7/02 Atlanta, GA
7/03 St. Petersburg, FL

Happy March 1st! Big announcement coming up this month! Stay tuned..


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