Z Berg

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Z Berg
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Z Berg (left) and Tennessee Thomas
Background information
Birth nameElizabeth Anne Berg
Born (1986-06-28) June 28, 1986 (age 32)
Los Angeles, California
GenresAlternative rock
Years active2001–present
Associated actsThe Like, Phases

Elizabeth Anne "Z" Berg (born June 28, 1986) is an American musician. She was a founding member, guitarist, and lead vocalist of the indie rock group The Like.[1] Berg's father is former Geffen Records A&R exec/record producer Tony Berg.

Musical career[edit]

Berg co-founded The Like along with members Charlotte Froom and Tennessee Thomas at the age of 15. Following the hiatus of The Like in 2011, Berg formed the band JJAMZ along with James Valentine (Maroon 5), Jason Boesel (Bright Eyes/Rilo Kiley), Alex Greenwald (Phantom Planet), and Michael Runion.[2] Their debut album, Suicide Pact, was released on July 10, 2012, via Dangerbird Records.[3] Following Valentine's departure from the band it was renamed Phases, and a new record, For Life, was released under the new name and lineup on September 18, 2015.

Music critic Dan Cairns described her voice as "Björk meets Harriet Wheeler".[4]

In 2018, Z Berg released four songs as a solo artist, "I Fall For the Same Face Every Time" and “ I go to Sleep” (released February 25, 2018) and "Time Flies" (released 11 May 2018). She also directed the music video for "Time Flies." Z Berg released the music video for her song “All out of Tears” on 26 September 2018 and the single was released on music platforms on 2 October 2018.

In December 2018, Berg collaborated with Ryan Ross on the Christmas single "The Bad List".[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lewis, Catherine P. (September 14, 2005). "Quick Spins: Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking?: The Like". The Washington Post. p. C05.
  2. ^ KROQ: JJAMZ’s Z. Berg Made A Suicide Pact With Friends, Isn’t Afraid To Jump. October 23, 2012. Accessed February 16, 2014.
  3. ^ Spin: JJAMZ, 'Suicide Pact' (Dangerbird). July 16, 2012. Accessed February 16, 2014.
  4. ^ Cairns, Dan (November 13, 2005). "The Like". The Sunday Times. p. 23.
  5. ^ Norton, Jessica (December 10, 2018). "Ryan Ross, Z Berg team up on Christmas song, "The Bad List"—watch". Alternative Press. Retrieved January 15, 2019.

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