Lizzie & The Makers

Lizzie & The Makers

 Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Lizzie & The Makers is a hard rock psychedelic soul and blues band based in New York. Dark and soulful lead vocals and lyrics by Lizzie Edwards and original arrangements by Greg McMullen (Chris Whitley, Speedbuggy, Glenn Branca) combine the hard rock, and psychedelic soul of musicians like Freddie King, Sharon Jones, Led Zeppelin, PJ Harvey and Pink Floyd.

Biography

Lizzie Edwards

Lizzie is a born musician.  From age 4 she was trained as a classical pianist and has taken vocal lessons from the renowned Don Lawrence. Her Dad was a constant on the 60’s rock scene, acting as sideman for Chuck Berry and touring with Martha and The Vandellas and the Dave Clark Five. Her grandmother a classical harpsichordist and her grandfather an opera singer, a love and ability for all music truly courses through her veins.

With Lizzie and the Makers, she has rocked up and down the  East Coast and as far west as sunny Los Angeles.  Belting out original, soulful, and psychedelic blues and hard rock tunes evoking The Black Crowes,  Bonnie Raitt, Freddie King, and a hint of Led Zeppelin.

A staple of the NYC music scene and with influences ranging from Paul Butterfield to Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lizzie has been a guest at many NYC all-star jams at the Bitter End, and has brought the house down as a lead singer of her side project “Murderers' Row” which pays tribute to artists such as Paul McCartney, Mavis Staples, Bonnie Raitt, and Faces.


Greg McMullen

Greg describes his music style as "sonic deconstruction on electric/acoustic/resophonic/lap/pedal steel/bass guitars, and other devices..." Trying to bridge the gap between Arto Lindsay and Joe Walsh, Greg has played with Chris Whitley, Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie/The Cure), Meshell Ndegeocello, Trixie Whitley, Twilight Singers, Bonsai, Bentmen, Matt White, Speedbuggy USA, and the Glenn Branca Ensemble. He is supported by Ernie Ball/Music Man, Mesa/Boogie, Voodoo Labs, and Electro-Harmonix.


Brett Bass

Brett Bass grew up in Lubbock, TX where he played as many local bars as possible throughout junior high and high school.  In 1998 he moved to New York City and quickly began playing regularly on Bleecker street and the lower East Side with a variety of singers, songwriters, bands and pickup bands.


Bass has toured the country and world with a diverse list of folks including Bernie Worrell, Regina Spektor, Enrique Iglesias, Chris Barron (the Spin Doctors), Darlene Love, and Gregg Allman. The core of the Makers' backbone, Brett has quietly been a hammer to the railroad of down home, down hard rhythm section for Lizzie and the Makers from the get go.

Bryan Bisordi

Bryan began studying with master drummer Michael Carvin, and has since graduated from his school of drumming. He has also studied with Kevin Norton, Bill Goodwin, Amy Putnam, and Scott Ketron.

Bryan’s experiences have taken him all over the US, Europe, Japan and the Middle East, led to television and radio appearances on NBC, BBC (UK) and RTE (Ireland), and include performances at Lincoln Center, Terminal 5 and Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, Blue Note Jazz Clubs, and hundreds of other venues in NYC and around the country.

Bryan has performed with numerous live acts all over the world. These include Ron Pope, Great Elk and Hesta Prynn. As well as Liptalk, Janita (Engine House Records), Bonsai, Zach Berkman, Nell Bryden (Cooked Vinyl), Gyroscone, Danny Ross (Ammul Records), Big Plastic and Speedbuggy..