Sébastien “Zeb” Heintz was born in 1971 in Strasbourg. He started playing guitar at the age of 14, following the lessons of Professor Gilles Charlois. He was very quickly introduced to the different guitar techniques needed to play Blues (picking, slide), as well as harmony and improvisation. This fledgling passion and the help of his teacher allowed him to access the Strasbourg clubs at the age of 16, to play regularly and to be able to listen to guitarists like Alain Giroux or Marcel Dadi.
In 1990 he went to Nancy and began the professional course of the C.M.C.N (Music and Creative Center of Nancy), from which he graduated a year later with the highest possible grade. Having become a Professional musician, he toured a lot in the East of France as well as in Germany and Switzerland, in various groups (“Cold Shot”, “Backbone”, “The Words”, etc …), and played as the opening act for Johnny Copeland, Magic Slim, Jimmy Johnson and Canned Heat.
Following these years of constant touring and playing, he then moved to Brittany in France. In 1996 he went to Boston, USA, to play with his friend Matt Woodburn and it was there that he recorded his first album “Talkin ‘to your Soul” (Night & Day) under the name of ” Zeb and the Blues Machine ».