Eef Barzelay

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Eef Barzelay
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Background information
Birth name Eef Barzelay
Origin New Jersey
Genres Alternative country, alternative rock, pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, ukulele
Years active 1991–present
Labels spinART Records, 429 Records
Associated acts Clem Snide

Ifar "Eef" Barzelay is an Israeli-American musician. He is the principal songwriter and singer of alternative country band Clem Snide, but has also toured as a solo act, both as a headliner and in support of various artists such as Ben Folds.

Born in Tel Aviv, Israel on May 12, 1970,[1] Barzelay grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey, and attended Teaneck High School.[2]

In 2006, Barzelay released his debut solo album entitled Bitter Honey. In 2007, he composed many original tracks for the film Rocket Science. Barzelay's second solo album, Lose Big, was released on June 17, 2008, on 429 records. In 2009, Barzelay reformed Clem Snide.

At the A.V. Fest 2011 in Chicago, Illinois, Barzelay performed the music of the popular rock band Journey.[3]

In 2014 Barzelay recorded a version of Bee Gees's "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" for a fundraising CD titled "More Super Hits Of The Seventies" for radio station WFMU. He also wrote and recorded five songs for the Rudderless soundtrack such as "Sam Spirals" and "A Day on the Water".



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  2. ^ Buried Love: From sipping iced tea and playing Al Green to imagining you're watching Ricky beat Lucy, Village Voice, March 1, 2005. Accessed May 12, 2008. "Clem Snide's Eef Barzelay has a dry voice and an even drier wit. Barzelay was born in Israel, raised in Teaneck, New Jersey, and did time studying jazz at Berklee before dropping out to start a noise-rock band named for the talking asshole in William Burroughs's Naked Lunch."
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