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Adding Sweet and Vicious harmonies

Today we are in the studio again working on finishing up the final touches for our forthcoming album ‘EZ Does It’. It’s always the highlight of the week to get into the musical zone and spend time creating some sweet and vicious tunes. It’s going to be sweeter than sweet when we finish with these babies. Today we were working on two songs ‘Blonde Hair’ and ‘Down by the River’, both of which are very different songs but are equally as classic and are set to go down in musical history. Sir Stephen has been exercising his (unlimited) musical genius today adding the most sensitive melodies to the existing tracks that we recoded a few months ago. Its so amazing to hear how these songs have evolved over the last year. I wrote ‘Down By the River’ a few years ago and from its modest beginnings as a little sad song written on the ukulele it has transformed into a fully orchestrated heart breaker with cello, harp, piano and of course some Big Sexy vocals. This song will give you chills and we have some great footage ready to be edited for the music video, which should be out by early August. It’s so exciting. SO EXCITING!

‘Blonde Hair’ was written last year when I met a special someone (we refer to him as – he who shall not be named) and inspired a song in me immediately upon our meeting. ‘Blonde Hair’ is a contemporary torch song with a whole lot of soulful angst but is so beautiful and lulls you in a dream like trance. Today we added bass and harmonies and we are just waiting on our distant musical collaborator, the every delicious and supremely talented mama Kaz Silver, to add her soulful harmonies for the chorus and we are ready to mix. This is going to be FABULOUS! You just wait!

 

 

 

WORK IT!

EmZ and Sir Stephen getting Bigger and Sexier

Well last night Sir Stephen I took a leisurely hour or two to bang out some new sweet and vicious tunes. We worked further on tightening the sultry new blues song ‘Lipstick Kisses’ which is set to be a classic following a long lineage of moody jazz melodies. Imagine a darkly lit stage, a piano in the corner, a big sexy mama leaning demurely singing her late night love song to the one that got away. Oh this song is going to be big! And you just wait to you see the music video we have in store – the creative energies have aligned for this one. You will be hearing more soon! In the midst of the excitement we also managed to work on a composition for yet another song tentatively called ‘Midnight Blues’. This song was one of the first songs I ever wrote and recorded way back when but with Sir Stephens genius touch it has been transformed into another Big Sexy hit.

Although we are still working on finishing up our debut album ‘EZ DOES IT’, Stephen and I also took to scheming and planning for album number two. We have so many songs and so little time. Your ears won’t believe what they hear when this sweet and vicious hits the airwaves! Big Sexy music is set to change the musical landscape and it’s getting closer everyday……

Sir Stephen gets some Lipstick Kisses

 

Big Sexy Music took the stage on June 5th 2012 at Caffe Vivaldi to a room full of friends and fans, some old and some new. It was a pleasure to play some big sexy music with our usual crew, Sir Stephen on Keys, the Wizard on Bass and joining us for the first time on Cello, the fabulous Cello Mike. Mike has been recording with us for the upcoming album “EZ Does it” and his musical intuition adds a soulful mourning that tugs on the old heart strings! It was a beautiful night and we were in fine form. The best compliment of the evening came from a couple from Glasgow who happened upon the show when they told me “it was an unexpected delight to see your show”. A big thank-you to all who came out and contributed to the beautiful energy!! More live Big Sexy music to come!!

EMZ with a hunger for music

The last few weekends Sir Stephen and I have been working together on some new tunes. Yes we have fifteen or so tracks waiting to be sweetened and mixed down for the new alum EZ DOES IT!  When we are not in the studio new songs are practically writing themselves. We have two new Big Sexy songs that we are working on at the moment, both of which are very exciting. The first ‘Lipstick Kisses’ is a tune reminiscent of Frank Sinatra’s ‘One more for My Baby’ crossed with ‘Georgia On my Mind’ sung by Ray Charles. It doesn’t really sound like either song but it evokes this kind of wistful, bluesy moodiness. The other sweet and vicious tune we are in the midst of composing is called ‘Delicate Dance’. It’s a song about the delicate nature of love and how it is all just a glorious dance when you are dancing for love. I wrote the lyrics for this sultry song years ago, inspired by religious paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  I can’t wait to share with you these new musical delights with you they are little gems waiting to shine!

Dreaming about some sweet and vicious tunes

Yesterday Monday June 4th was an action packed day as we ventured into the studio to finish mixing our first big sexy song! ‘Being Good’ is a hot new track bursting with energy and features some sexy sax by Dave Spinley, some ultimate wizardry bass grooves by Armand ‘the Wizard’, Sir Stephens signature piano genius and the breathy and utterly delicious harmonies by one red hot mama Kaz Silver the seriously sexy soul sister. And then there’s me, Miss EMZ singing my little heart out.  This song is HOT! You will be hearing it very very soon!! You could also preview it tonight LIVE at Caffe Vivaldi – you really should come out!

Sir Stephen, Emz and James working his magic

Last night after working in the studio and rocking the digital artifacts, Sir Stephen, the Wizard and I took to the studio to rehearse for tonight’s gig at Caffe Vivaldi. All I can say is – what a glorious musical union! There is something truly magical about making music with these extremely talented gents; it must be their maturity, their musical prowess or the fact the songs practically write themselves. Please come and share our songs tonight at Caffe Vivaldi we would love to see you, hug you, love you with some Big Sexy tunes!

The Holy Trinity

 

TONIGHT – JUNE 5 2012

EMZ – BIG SEXY MUSIC

CAFFE VIVALDI

32 Jones Street

New York

8:30 – 9:30pm