With influences ranging from Paul Butterfield and Ann Peebles to Lynyrd Skynyrd and Pink Floyd, Lizzie has been a guest at many NYC all-star jams, sharing the stage with the likes of James Carter and Sweet Georgia Brown, and has brought the house down as a vocalist for NYC’s most sought-after tribute collective, Murderers’ Row.
At age 4, Lizzie began studying Classical Piano and Music Theory at what was then known as Mannes College of Music and was an avid student there for 14 years. She also has studied under renowned vocal teacher, Don Lawrence, for upwards of 8 years. Lizzie's Dad was a constant on the 60’s rock scene, acting as sideman for Chuck Berry and touring with Martha and The Vandellas and the Dave Clark Five. Her grandmother a classical harpsichordist and her grandfather an opera singer, a love and ability for all music truly courses through her veins.
With Lizzie and the Makers, she has rocked up and down the East Coast, taken the West Coast by storm, and found a new musical family in Texas, after blowing the roof of her SXSW showcases in Austin. Dark and soulful lead vocals and lyrics by Lizzie Edwards and innovative arrangements by Greg McMullen combine the blues, rock and psychedelic soul of musicians like Freddie King, Sharon Jones and Led Zeppelin.
Greg describes his music style as "sonic deconstruction on electric/acoustic/resophonic/lap/pedal steel/bass guitars, and other devices..." Trying to bridge the gap between Arto Lindsay and Joe Walsh, Greg has played with Chris Whitley, Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie/The Cure), Meshell Ndegeocello, Trixie Whitley, Twilight Singers, Bonsai, Bentmen, Matt White, Speedbuggy USA, and the Glenn Branca Ensemble. He is supported by Ernie Ball/Music Man, Mesa/Boogie, Voodoo Labs, and Electro-Harmonix. Greg co-writes the majority of the Makers’ songs with Lizzie and they are already 8 songs into their second full-length album, due out in 2019.
Brett Bass grew up in Lubbock, TX where he played as many local bars as possible throughout junior high and high school. In 1998 he moved to New York City and quickly began playing regularly on Bleecker street and the lower East Side with a variety of singers, songwriters, bands and pickup bands. Bass has toured the country and world with a diverse list of folks including Bernie Worrell, Regina Spektor, Enrique Iglesias, Chris Barron (the Spin Doctors), Darlene Love, and Gregg Allman. The core of the Makers' backbone, Brett has quietly been a hammer to the railroad of down home, down hard rhythm section for Lizzie and the Makers from the get go.
Bryan began studying with master drummer Michael Carvin, and has since graduated from his school of drumming. He has also studied with Kevin Norton, Bill Goodwin, Amy Putnam, and Scott Ketron. Bryan’s experiences have taken him all over the US, Europe, Japan and the Middle East, led to television and radio appearances on NBC, BBC (UK) and RTE (Ireland), and include performances at Lincoln Center, Terminal 5 and Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, Blue Note Jazz Clubs, and hundreds of other venues in NYC and around the country. Bryan has performed with numerous live acts all over the world. These include Ron Pope, Great Elk and Hesta Prynn. As well as Liptalk, Janita (Engine House Records), Bonsai, Zach Berkman, Nell Bryden (Cooked Vinyl), Gyroscone, Danny Ross (Ammul Records), Big Plastic and Speedbuggy. As an original member of the Makers, Bryan is currently working on his drum set method book, with completion planned for 2015.
Rob Clores is an American, New York-based keyboard player, who has toured and recorded with The Black Crowes, Tom Jones, Enrique Iglesias, Men at Work frontman Colin Hay, Marius Muller Westernhagen, Joan Osborne, Blues Traveler frontman John Popper, Spin Doctorsfrontman Chris Barron, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Jesse Malin, Willie Nile, The Dirty Pearls and James Maddock.
Saxophonist/Clarinetist Jeff Hudgins is a founding member of Brooklyn group Bombay Rickey, and a transplanted Texan sax player whose music has been described as "somewhat menacing” (New York Music Daily). Aside from Bombay Rickey, Lizzie & The Makers and Rembert & The Basic Goodness, his performance agenda has included premieres by John Zorn, Tim Berne and John Harbison, and he regularly writes music for the NYC groups Anti-Social Music and Opera On Tap.