You are here: Home Music Beat Billie Zizi busy writing music and living in artists collective
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

L.A. Beat

Billie Zizi busy writing music and living in artists collective

E-mail Print PDF

Edmonton musician Billie Zizi and her partner Ryan Funk return to Lethbridge to play a full show during the Slice’s Thursday jam night, April 18.Billie Zizi returns to Lethbridge this week. Photo submitted
“ (Bassist) Ryan’s been playing with me for about two years and Jesse (Miller, drummer) came on board about a year ago,” said Zizi, boarding a ferry to Gabriola Island. They have been enjoying touring B.C. for a few weeks before heading back to Alberta.

“It’s beautiful here. It’s green  and it was a drab brown in Alberta when we left,” she said.
 She has been busy writing  new music and living in an artists collective with her partner.

“We run a house concert series, art shows and  talks about suicide prevention. We’re also helping refugee families. We’ve sponsored and supported five so far,” she said, adding the  extra interests haven’t directly inspired the new music.

“ I suppose everything you do informs who you are,” she observed, adding she is busy working on demos thanks to receiving a grant.
“We’ll be playing  songs from Moon of Honey, which came out in 2016 and I released the other one the year before. The next album will be out in 2020. I’ll start releasing music and videos then,” she said. Her dad Cam Neufeld plays violin all over that album, but he isn’t”t touring with them.
 She was last in Lethbridge last April.

“I think we played a tattoo show,” she said.

“But we’re playing the Slice this time. It will be a good room for us. We’ll be able to get a little louder,” she enthused.
“We’ll be playing songs from the albums and a few new songs. We’re playing a full show,” she said, adding she wasn’t sure if the usual jam was happening after.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Sunday, 14 April 2019 11:25 )  
The ONLY Gig Guide that matters

No current events.


Music Beat

Lights. Camera. Action.
Inside L.A. Inside

CD Reviews


Music Beat News

Art Beat News

Drama Beat News

Museum Beat News