The Narrative

The Narrative


Male and female vocals over melodic piano & guitar lines. A little indie, a little pop, a lot of good good lovin'.


"The craftsmanship the trio took into creating the album is evident. Hopefully this will be the last time the Narrative will have to self-release their music; labels, take notice" - Alternative Press

"The Narrative are a group which should inspire a movement of sorts." -

"In such a short amount of time, The Narrative has made a name for themselves by doing things differently." - Substream Magazine

"Emotionally resonant from the first track (“Fade”), this self-titled
debut would be career defining for some bands, which makes it all the more impressive that this band is just getting started. " - Lush Beat

"Now a word about the band’s new album; It will blow you away." - The Album Project

"Each musician seemed to work off the others talent and together they put on a fantastic set." - Devin Tuel (CMJ)


The Narrative members Suzie Zeldin (Keys/Vocals) and Jesse Gabriel (Guitar/Vocals) grew up around the block from each other and didn't even know it. That is of course until a Craigslist musicians ad brought the two together over some highly mediocre New York pizza. They soon found out that not only did they attend the same high school, but they shared the same passions for music.

The two spent the next couple of years in Suzie's cramped Upper West Side apartment crafting songs that would become the Just Say Yes EP, which was released in 2008 to critical acclaim. In the Summer of 2010, The Narrative followed this by releasing their self-titled first full length album which also received an overwhelmingly positive response.

Their music has been featured on several television shows such as MTV's The Real World and Nickelodeon's Gigantic. They have received front page placements on Myspace and Myspace Canada, as well as which recently declared them one of the "Top Unsigned Bands of 2010". has called them "the kind of raw, young talent that makes lesser bands envious".

They have been touring nationally in support of their full length and are excited to continue doing so on tour with Eisley and then the Vans Warped Tour!


*PureVolume Top Unsigned Bands of 2010
*Playing Vans Warped Tour 2011
*Friends or Enemies Unsigned VIP Band
*Breakout Band of the Month on FOE Radio
*CMJ 2010 Performing Arist
*Songs featured on Teen Nick's Gigantic, MTV's Real World: Brooklyn, Real World: Cancun, and Peak Season (MTV Canada)
*Songs featured in advertising for ESPN
*Full EP Stream featured on the front page of Myspace Canada
*Full Length record stream featured on the front page of Myspace U.S.
*Front page feature on
*Suzie has recorded harmonies for upcoming Dashboard Confessional releases, and sang on Envy on the Coast's record "Lucy Gray"
*Named Band of the Month in July 2009 on The Deli Magazine (New York)
*Featured in an Unsigned Showcase on Absolutepunk as well as in Absolutepunk's Top 100
*Featured in the national campaign launch for Propellerhead new recording software called Record (from the maker's of Reason).
*Have played tour dates with Eisley, Relient K, Mae, Terrible Things, The Gay Blades, The Secret Handshake, Straylight Run, We Shot The Moon, Lights, The Summer Set, The Morning Of, Sparks the Rescue, Anarbor, Reign of Kindo, and more.


The Narrative - Just Say Yes EP (Self Released - August 2008)
The Narrative - Self-titled LP (Self Released - July 2010)

Set List

30-45 minutes depending on situation