About Emily Zuzik
With Americana-fueled guitars and sexy Sheryl Crow-tinged vocals, Zuzik has been a well-known name in the New York City music scene for nearly a decade.
In June 2011, Emily Zuzik was heard singing the theme to NBC's "Love Bites." The song is a cover of The Pretenders' "Message of Love" that she performed with Art Hays.
In May 2011, Emily appeared on Moby's new record, Destroyed, singing "The Low Hum." EZ co-wrote the song with Moby and sings the collaboration. More recently, her performance of Moby's song "Breakdown" was released on the Deluxe edition of Destroyed.
In Fall 2010, Emily Zuzik and bassist/producer Tim Lefebvre released "Domestic Blitz," a genre-bending electro rock and trip hop musical tour of relationships. The album features some of the finest players around (SNL's Shawn Pelton, Brian Delaney (New York Dolls), Leo Abrahams, to name a few). The record was mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk.
In the past few years, she has toured the NE, West Coast, United Kingdom and Ireland, and her music has been featured on ABC Family’s “Jane by Design”, the Facebook/WB Interactive series “Aim High,” the CW's "Smallville", the National Geographic Channel, and the indie film "Fifth Form" and the upcoming Cuba Gooding Jr. film, "Ticking Clock", as well as other radio stations.
In September 2006, Emily released her second album, You Had Me At Goodbye, produced with Joshua Kessler at Bushwick Studio (The Bravery, Justin Tracy) and mastered by Scott Hull (Steely Dan, Donald Fagen, Spacehog). The record features a band consisting of Keith Carlock (James Taylor, Sting, Steely Dan) on drums, Tim Lefebvre (Chris Botti, Jamie Cullum, James Taylor) on bass and Dan Mintseris (Marianne Faithfull) on piano and keyboards.
A proud Epiphone Guitars endorsed artist and 2005 calendar girl, Emily's music has received praises from NYC's The Village Voice and Time Out, as well as Performing Songwriter Magazine's Top DIY Picks, November 2003. Emily was commissioned to write a song for the bi-annual arts magazine, Esopus, for their included exclusive cd to the Spring 2010 issue. Emily's song “Breaking It Down” was included on the JANE Magazine It List 2008, and "That's the Way" was a semi-finalist in the JANE Magazine Readers compilation in 2004. She also appeared as one of IGN for Men's "Babe of the Day".
Emily's songs have been added to KCRW's music library as well as the Clear Channel NEW charts, and featured on Alice Artist Spotlight on 97.3 FM in San Francisco, KUSF's "Diva Radio" 90.3 FM San Francisco, KOOP's "Soul Talk Radio with Chuck Freeman," and KUT's "Femme FM." The video for her song "Try a New Line on Me" airs regularly on the Austin Music Network and aired nationally on the Trio Network to over 18 million households.
Emily has performed both solo and with many bands including Lower East Side supergroup ..AKI is the Glue.., acoustic roots rockers ..Sexfresh.., the Burning Man phenomenon Funkmobile and San Francisco WAMMIE-awarded Shitty Shitty Band Band. Additionally, she has recorded or written with Moby, Marwood, Tom Glynn, TC Music’s Ra Domini/Tatiana Owens and UK-based XY Records artists REFIX, Sizzlax and Bipolar.
The Brooklyn-based rocker is reminiscent of Liz Phair with a bluesy attitude coupled with super slick song-writing. - AOL Music
[Zuzik] pops up in the corners of our worlds in her own, not pre-determined way, but in a style that had me rooting for her and finding inspiration in her approach and her voice. Luckily, she'll be playing in NYC soon and am thrilled to be able to see her in action. – Laura Cococcia, Huffington Post
[The Wild Joys of Living] cruises along with Emily's voice driving hard edge beats with a light touch on the wheel, hesitanting slightly before hitting the pedal for each note, granting the words full effect. – The Alternate Root
Emily Zuzik's voice ranges from a sweet and alluring croon to a low growl that would charm even the most world-weary. - Time Out New York