You Had Me at Goodbye
Granddaughter of a trucker and a coal miner, Emily Zuzik hails from the Southwestern Pennsylvania town of Greensburg. She gave her first public performance singing Dolly Parton's '9 to 5' to her fifth grade religion class in Catholic school. By eighth grade, she was performing original work in front of her school. And the rest, as we say, is history... Emily is a proud Epiphone Guitars endorsed artist and appears in it's internationally distributed 2005 calendar along side such other great women artists as Joan Osborn and Gretchen Wilson. Emily released her debut solo album, The Way it's Got to Be, in February 2003, receiving praises from NYC's The Village Voice and Time Out, as well as Performing Songwriter Magazine's Top DIY Picks, November 2003. Emily is also a finalist in the JANE Magazine Readers 2004 CD, and appears on the "Greatest Hits you've never Heard," a UK compilation which raises funds for breast cancer research. Emily has been featured as an IGNforMen.com's Babe of the Day and played both the 2003 Women in Rock showcase at SXSW and as well as it's documentary produced by Austin Music Network. The video for Emily's song "Try a New Line on Me" (from her band, Sexfresh's "The Fainting Room") aired nationally on the Trio network in April 2003. She has shared shows with such performers as Norah Jones, Jolie Holland and 80's teen pop icon Tiffany. Currently, Emily is releasing her second album, You Had Me at Goodbye, produced with Joshua Kessler at Bushwick Studio (The Bravery) and touring the UK in fall 2006. You can also see Emily, nationally, as the Bond girl on the cover of the Penguin Paperback Reissue of James Bond's Thunderball.