Eef Barzelay (Clem Snide) will be performing the first ever House Concert at Celtic Music Radio’s Glasgow studios on Wednesday, November 9 at 7 pm. Donation(£10) and BYOB / teas & coffee .
Book at www.celticmusicradio.net/concert
Although much admired by some of music’s biggest names including Bon Iver, Death Cab for Cutie, Ben Folds, and praised by the likes of NPR, the AV Club, and Rolling Stone, Eef Barzelay and his former band Clem Snide have managed to stay mostly below the radar for well over a decade.
They gently exploded on to the late nineties’ music scene with “Your Favorite Music”, a slow-paced and spare offering featuring Eef Barzelay’s cracked voice and left-of-centre word play.
In the spring of 2001, the band released “The Ghost Of Fashion” on the now defunct SpinArt label, which brought them tantalisingly close to mainstream success when the song, “Moment in the Sun” was used as the opening theme for the hit NBC show “Ed”.
Though plagued with inter band friction and general mismanagement the band made two more records and toured hard though out the US, UK, and Europe before finally calling it quits in 2005. Eef then released a couple solo records and tried his hand at scoring movies, most notably the 2007 Sundance hit, “Rocket Science”.
More recently Eef wrote the score to William H Macy’s directorial debut “Rudderless”, had an original song at the close of Isabel Coixet’s latest film “Nobody Wants The Night”, and the Clem Snide classic “No One’s More Happy Than You” was used throughout a recent episode of CBS’ hit show The Good Wife.
Eef is a 45 year old Taurus who enjoys hand rolled cigarettes and spending time with his wife and two kids in Nashville TN.
- “Eef Barzelay is a star man with songs that are delicate, sharp, hushed or vibrant, just wonderful” – AmericanaUK
“Eef Barzelay may be the most underrated songwriter in the business today, with a sneakily firm grasp on poignancy and humour, and his live performances convey a kind of awkwardly fidgety fearlessness” – NPR – Stephen Thompson