Emily Zuzik is a dynamic vocalist and Los Angeles singer-songwriter and guitarist by way of San Francisco, Austin, and New York City. She’s toured acoustically, led rock bands, co-written with songwriters and electronica producers alike and licensed many works for TV and film.

Recently, she released a digital EP called Tender with co-writing partner Geoff Pearlman. It includes the folk rocker, Winter in California (which was featured in Local Anesthetic on KCSN’s Out on a Limb with Julie Slater) and the soul ditty, Tender. The third song, Ernst Kirchner, was a rare song originally commissioned by ESOPUS Magazine (and was also featured by Julie Slater). Tender is a sample of some of Emily’s favorite American music influences:  rock-n-roll, country and Motown soul.

In 2016, Zuzik re-teamed with Tim Lefebvre (Tedeschi Trucks Band, David Bowie’s Blackstar) to create a new record called Angelenos. The duo worked with numerous talents such as Gary Novak, Nick Littlemore, Peter Adams, Jason Linder, and David Siegel. Emily has also co-written with Dan Navarro, Ted Russell Kamp, Shane Alexander, Grant Langston, Art Hays, and Benji Rogers.

In 2011, Emily was a featured singer and cowriter of "The Low Hum" on Moby's "Destroyed" album. She has worked with a number of other downtempo artists over the years including South London's Sizzlax, Toronto’s Solid Stone, and Los Angeles' Acacia Downs and Will Pharaoh.

In the late 1990s, she co-fronted the San Francisco alt-country band, Sexfresh. The band released two critically acclaimed albums, The Fainting Room and Vacancy, and were featured in The Austin Chronicle’s 2001 SXSW Coverage.

A proud Epiphone Guitars endorsed artist and 2005 calendar girl, Emily released her debut solo album, The Way it's Got to Be, in February 2003, which received praises from NYC's The Village Voice and Time Out, as well as Performing Songwriter Magazine's Top DIY Picks, November 2003. Emily has been featured in publications such as ICON Magazine, GO! NYC Magazine and Women Who Rock Magazine. Emily's song "That's the Way" was a semi-finalist in the JANE Magazine Readers compliation in 2004, and also appeared as one of IGN for Men's "Babe of the Day".

Emily sang the theme song to the NBC rom-com "Love Bites" (2010-11. Additionally, Emily sang songs for the Aimee Teagarden character in the WB series "Aim High." Her music has been licensed for the MTV show Catfish, Bravo!'s Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce, the El Rey Network's Matador (episode directed by Robert Rodriguez), Sundance Selects film Free the Nipple, films The Endless and Spring, CW show Smallville and The Nate Berkus Show among others.

Some Reviews of Emily Zuzik

“The song [Ernst Kirchner] is sandwiched between a soul-filled pop tune, “Tender,” in which saxes and organ drive a light Stax-oriented song which, while having the beat, is more pleasant than raucous, and a semi-rocking country song titled “Winter In California,” end pieces which show three sides of a very talented musician.”  - No Depression

"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

“Zuzik mixes the urgent intensity of Ani DiFranco and Tori Amos with the easy cool of Kim Gordon.” - Performing Songwriter Magazine

The Alternate Root, On the Radar featured Tender in its October 18, 2017 issue

Winter in California was KCSN 88.5 FM’s Out on a Limb’s Local Anesthetic Feature.

“Elements of blues, jazz trip-hop and psychedelia come into play on Sexfresh’s debut release. The Bay Area quintet composes dark, often trance-inducing arrangements littered with accordion, banjo and upright bass. What stands out most, however, is Emily Zuzik’s deep soulful alto that croons, wails and whispers with understated power. On the rocked out “Bitterroot” and their tripped-out cover of the blues classic (sic) “Baby Please Don’t Go,” Zuzik’s vocal presence elevates to an unabashed growl. “Two Dimes in One Shoe” has the lazy character of Mazzy Star, while other tracks resemble a less-processed Portishead.”

 - Sexfresh: "The Fainting Room" review – Performing Songwriter Magazine

Epiphone Endorsed Artist since2004

Epiphone Endorsed Artist since2004

Shubb Capo Artist since 2019

Video ©Karman Kruschke Photography Song by Emily Zuzik/Maenades Music (BMI) Geoff Pearlman: lead guitar Whynot Jansveld: bass Topher Allis: drums Hilary Hearty: back up vocals
Bucket list checked - Review in No Depression!!!

Bucket list checked - Review in No Depression!!!

Read the Pasadena Weekly interview and show preview  for Aug 20 Levitt Pavilion Pasadena show.

Read the Pasadena Weekly interview and show preview for Aug 20 Levitt Pavilion Pasadena show.

"Tender is a short and sweet three-song EP that merely whets our appetite for more of this amazing Americana artist....Zuzik truly brings it every time, and always leaves us wanting more.  Grab this tasty hors d’ouevres to tide you over until her next full length release."

Indie Voice Blog/LA Music Critic, Bob Leggett

Read Emily's profile on  HuffPost

Read Emily's profile on HuffPost


Emily Zuzik - Lead Vocals Nick Littlemore - Vocal Manipulations Celia Chavez, Emily Zuzik - Backing Vocals Jason Lindner - Prophet 12 Gary Novak - drums Tim Lefebvre - Bass, Additional Keys, programming Backing Vox Celia Chavez, Emily Zuzik Written by Emily Zuzik/Tim Lefebvre Produced by Tim Lefebvre Co Produced by Gary Novak Mixed by Alan Hertz, Gary Novak, Tim Lefebvre

A look behind the making of the new record by Emily Zuzik, Tim Lefebvre and Gary Novak, live from Kronos Studio in Burbank, CA. Hear new songs, interviews with the band and more... Video by Enrico le Pera