The Sick List

The Sick List

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Through a modern sound driven by raw, colossal guitars, catchy melodic hooks, memorable lyrics with plenty of attitude and a driving pulse that brings to mind the early days of punk, The Sick List delivers a jolt of auditory energy that is sure to keep you listening...

Biography

Through a modern sound driven by raw, colossal guitars, catchy melodic hooks, memorable lyrics with plenty of attitude and a driving pulse that brings to mind the early days of punk, The Sick List delivers a jolt of auditory energy that is sure to keep you listening.

Determined to differentiate themselves from the soft girl-fronted rock/pop that had been dominating the music scene, singer Emily Lazar and guitarist Jay Bandel began writing boisterous and aggressive songs with sly and provocative lyrics. Both musicians had previous experience playing and touring with other bands. They found they shared very similar musical tastes, from such 70's punk bands as The Dead Boys, The Slits, and the Runaways to more modern day acts such as Alkaline Trio, Face to Face, Grade, Sparta and Hole. Songs started coming together naturally, centering themselves around a core sound. A sound best described as Atomic Rock; loud, textured rock played with the attack of punk. Tales of dark-lands and deeds illuminated by smiling melodies made the songs that much more addictive and original.

They began their search for a bassist and drummer to help flesh out their new songs. They recruited guitarist Eric Kirshner , bassist Mark Wheeler and drummer Viveca Butler, who had played until recently in the Columbia Records courted band, Dayglow.

The Sick List have played such notable venues such as CBGB's, R&R (Rare), Snitch, Ace of Clubs, Crash Mansion, Lit, Trash Bar, and Scenic, among others. They have been invited to play in the 2007 Millenium Music Conference in Pennsylvania, February 15th. Songs off of their three song demo have been in rotation on Power 98 in Eufala AL, Against the Noise College Radio out of Pennsylvania as well as The WRAT in NJ. Their single,"Sorry" has been streamed online on Pacific Coast Hellway radio,Hotshotbands.com as well as Sirius Satellite Radio.

The single "Sorry" was featured along with other songs from bands such as the Bank Robbers, Stretch Armstrong and Big D and the Kids Table on Little Heart Records Compilation CD, Pucknation.com: The Album III in the spring of 2007.

The Sick List is sponsored by Samson Microphones and Draven.

In the press...

Online newsletter, 70proofregime, praises the band for its high energy performances.

Emily Lazar was featured on the cover of Boston's music and lifestyle magazine, Impulse and gave live on air interviews at WAAF rock radio in Boston about the band and the magazine.

Lazar is featured as an "upcoming frontwoman to watch" in the debut issue of internationally distributed rock magazine Strutter.

Lazar debuted as the national face for Draven shoes this winter with an ad that ran full page in Vice magazine, the inside front cover of Death and Taxes magazine, the back cover of Strutter rock magazine, YRB magazine, Synthesis, Kerrang! and Revolver as well. Her ads are featured on Billboards in Turkey and other European countries
The Sick List is a featured band on the Draven website, www.draven.com. They have their own page amongst national acts such as Aiden, Evanescence, Atreyu and many more established acts.

Lazar has been featured in fashion campaigns for rock clothing lines Loaded and World Famous.

Imagozine, a music and fashion magazine out of Canada ran a 10 page layout featuring an article Lazar had written on the industry as well as a photo spread for their winter issue.

Glamrockmagazine.com featured an interview with Lazar in their January 2007 issue. They have invited her to do a monthly advice column for their readers which will debut in the spring.

Online Swiss Rock Magazine, www.medazzarock.ch, has given Lazar a page on their site devoted to following her and the band as well as a featured monthly column about life as a musician.

Both Pucknation.com and Rocksellout.com feature interviews of sorts by Lazar during the winter and spring of 2007.

Steeleworkx jewerly endorses Lazar with custom silver and has used her in their online ad campaigns.

Lazar's growling vocal delivery and dynamic stage presence backed by the band's uncontrollable energy and skilled musicianship makes for a show that will kick your teeth in and leave you wanting more.

Discography

"Sorry" - Demo
Compilation- Pucknation.com : The Album III
Heard streaming on hotshotbands.com
Live Radio interview with Emily Lazar on WAAF in Boston
Sirius Radio (Maxim with Covino and Rich) live radio interviews with Emily Lazar

Set List

Radio
Sorry
Without Hesitation
Photograph
Say Anything
When I Wake
Friends