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It may have been cold in New York City on Thursday 11th Feb but Big Sexy Music was BURNING DOWN at Sidewalk Cafe!  Celebrating the release of the new music video and single Burning Down from the forth coming album IN YOUR GARDEN Big Sexy Music was pure electricity.  Playing to a packed house all the sexy people and life lovers braved the icy conditions and rocked out.

Black and White Photos by Johan Vipper

Color images by Anne Husick

Bottom Right photo by Donald Sztabnik

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It was a hot night in Harlem on Sat July 5th as Big Sexy Music graced the stage at the New Amsterdam Music Association. With some new moves and some new grooves Big Sexy Music delivered the perfect mix of smooth blues meets pop rock, with a jazz vibe that only Harlem can keep alive. It’s what you call authentic. It’s a particular energy in the room that can only be described as electric.  We played some virginal sweet and vicious tunes that we are working on for the upcoming Big Sexy album “In your Garden” and its getting Bigger and Sexier by the minute.

The whole night was a family affair including amazing performances by The Syndicate, The Signifyers and Caprice Starbrite & Kizmit who blew the roof off the house. It it sure was rocking and Big Sexy closed the night off with some classics and a whole lot of sexy!

Big Sexy Music is on a whole new adventure. It’s a big sexy world out there and it’s sounding good. If you listen closely enough the beat just rises from the street and it’s a sweet and vicious treat.

EmZ Big Sexy Music


Big Sexy Music is proud to present the new Music Video for “FALLEN ANGEL”, directed by Samantha Silver. Shot in 15 hours with three locations, this DIY Music Video was shot in the Lower East Side in New York City in October 2013. Samantha Silver had a creative vision and it was executed with Big Sexy precision. Check it out and please feel free to share!

Photo by Michael Phillip Geffner

On February 13th, Big Sexy Music serenaded a beautiful crowd at The Inspired Word and Funkadelic Studios All-Star showcase: Stuck On Cupid: St. Valentine’s Day Love Notes at Tammany Hall . Despite the sub-artic conditions in New York, lovers and romantics alike came out to support an exceptionally sexy roster of musicians, singers and poets in an ode to cupid. Big Sexy Music was lucky enough to share the stage with the creative talents of Tierney Boisvert, The Bleed and Satorii, and the Titillating Tongues Collective…Thanks to Michael Phillip Geffner for the sexy photos below and also Joe Bottari who got some great band pics.

November was a fervently fantastic and festive month for EmZ Big Sexy Music with a number of fabulous rehearsals at Funkadelic Studios and sexy shows covering the breadth of New York City. The Big Sexy Crew graced Manhattan stages from the Highline Ballroom on 16th street to The Shrine in hip Harlem and of course our favorite stompin ground the New Amsterdam Music Association. Big Sexy nights, lots of sweet and vicious music and a whole lot of soul…

Your Big Sexy host for the Night

Big Sexy Music @ Highline Ballroom

EmZ Big Sexy Music getting sexy at the Highline Ballroom

On November 5th EmZ was invited to host the CD release party for Witness a Downfall’s new CD “Lessons in the Making” at The Highline Ball Room. A beautiful venue with pristine sound, EmZ introduced a stellar line up of hard hitting musical acts including Big Sexy Music, Grand Electric, More than Fate, Burial Park, We Fall As Heroes and  Witness a Downfall. Check out the interview with all the bands from the night below:

On the 12th of November we went uptown to the The Shrine. Located in Harlem at 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, The Shrine is a smashing venue for live world music of all descriptions. It was the first time the Big Sexy Crew had the pleasure of performing at this lively joint and boy did we rock it. We laid down the cool jazz vibe and we also got pretty rock and roll keeping the crowd hot on a chilly November Night. Many of the members from the New Amsterdam Music Association came out to support us which was beautiful.

The Shrine > Tuesday 12th November 2013

EmZ Big Sexy Music at The Shrine

EmZ Big Sexy Music at the Shrine Photo by Steph Walker

With a perfect ending to the month we celebrated birthday’s and the oncoming of winter at the New Amsterdam Music Association‘s “Ladies Night” on November 30th. In a celebration of the feminine the evening was dedicated to the ladies of NAMA and a talented line up of women who took the stage for improvised vocal jams and a good old fashioned soul sister shakedown. The president of NAMA Antionette Hamlin celebrate her birthday with a song and we were also fortunate to have Carol Johnson on stage, an original singer from The Marvelettes, who performed Mr.Postman. The highlight of the evening was when eight female vocalists took to the stage with mics in hand to do an acappella wail which brought down the house. A great night indeed!

New Amsterdam Music Association Ladies Night: From left to right >Carol Johnson, Steph Walker, Z Charles, Marya Lawrence Heart, Caprice Starbright, Antionette Hamlin and EmZ

Singing with the Ladies at NAMA



Fallen Angel Music Video Shoot

We spent a beautiful fall day shooting a Big Sexy Music video in lower Manhattan in October for the Big Sexy song “Fallen Angel” and it’s coming soon!! It was a completely sexy day and three part shoot with the visionary cinematographer Samantha Silver who began by harnessing a camera to the front of a Mercedes convertible while we drove around looking sexy in downtown New York. The second part of the day Samantha set up a darkened room so that images of New York could be projected onto EmZ and members of the Big Sexy crew dancing around and having a big sexy time. To finish of the 12 hour day we completed the final shot on a rooftop in Manhattan with some sexy friends and a makeshift set made perfect by the backdrop of the New York sky line. Its going to be an amazing video and we can’t wait to share it with you! Big thanks to the Big Sexy crew for making it happen and especially Samantha Silver for her expert work and keen eye.

Photography by Z Charles

Cinematographer Samantha Silver works her magic

With a mounted camera on the hood we roamed the Streets of NYC

Big Sexy and Little Sexy (Z Charles) on the shoot in lower Manhattan

Big Sexy gets into the New York groove

Courtnee Roze getting Sexy

Getting Sexy on the Rooftops of NYC

A Big Sexy rooftop scene with the Big Sexy Crew

Is this what you've been waiting for?

Fallen Angel Lyrics



Harlem is the place to be and we are going to get sexy with some Big Sexy Music on Tuesday 12th of November 2013 at The Shrine.

The Shrine > 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard > New York, NY 10030 >(212) 690-7807

Big Sexy Music @ The Shrine > 11.12.13


November 12 @THE SHRINE

Yoshiki Miura Group – Jazz / Funk / Bossa Nova – 6-8pm

Ric Molina Group – Fusion – 8-9pm

EmZ from Australia – Singer Songwriter – 9 – 10pm

Nomadic Wax Collective – Live Hip Hop – 10pm-12am

DJ JP Biamby – 11pm – 3:45am

July was a Big Sexy Month for Big Sexy Music. To start the debut of the Big Sexy album “POSTCARDS” at the Gerswhin Hotel was the hottest night of summer sexiness New York City had to offer.  A truly memorable and historical evening was had by all. Luckily cameras were invented for all those who couldn’t attend the ceremony of hip hot jazz. The following night and after a change of outfit, EmZ took to the stage with the Big Sexy Orchestra to perform at Sam Ash Music Store’s “All the Way Live” musical showcase on 34th street in Manhattan. With a stripped down sexy orchestra, Big Sexy kicked off the shoes and got down with some sweet and vicious tunes.

Sam Ash Music Store. July 31.2013. Photography by Cyndi Dawson

Photography by Jim Belmont

EmZ Big Sexy Music at Sam Ash Music Store. Photo by Caprice Starbrite.

Big Sexy and Little Sexy. Photo by Caprice Starbrite.

Peter Rubin on Guitar
Carlos Caldero on Drums
Armand Millitari on Bass
Z Charles on Back up Vocals
EmZ on lead vocals

New Album “POSTCARDS” out now on CD BABY


Photo by Tim Lamorte


HASTINGS — Emma Zakarevicius grew up in Australia where her Lithuanian grandmother, who was legally blind, would record herself singing and talking and send the cassettes to family members, instead of writing letters.

“I just always felt such a kindred spirit to her because she was so humble and so beautiful and giving, and she loved me so much,” said Zakarevicius, who relocated to Hastings last summer after three years in Irvington.

Now, 10 years after moving to New York, Zakarevicius, known as the singer EmZ, is emulating her grandmother with her debut solo album “Postcards.”  She describes the album as letters to the ones she loves.

“I feel like when I write songs… it’s always dedicated to someone that I can’t stop thinking about,” said Zakarevicius…