Born and raised in South Africa, Zarni graduated from the Berklee College of Music in 2011 as the Scott Benson Scholarship recipient-the highest award given for songwriting, and has since shared the stage with Mary Lambert, Anberlin, Presidents of the United States of America, Jillette Johnson, Ari Hest, Liz Longley, Seth Glier, Jenn Grinels and many more. She has had cuts by The Gibbonses, Mia Verdoorn, and as well as had songs placed on SpikeTV, The Food Network, in a Redbull Commercial, and in many more indie placements abroad. In the most recent Great American Song Contest, Zarni was a top 5 winner with a song titled “Build You Up” that she co-wrote with Jilian Linklater.