Local Band Plays a Hometown Show

January 12th, 2011

Elizabeth Ziman grew up in the Village studying classical piano, but eventually realized she had more to say, or, rather, sing. So at the age of 16 she began vocal training before attending the Berklee College of Music. Prior to graduating, she toured the world as a backup singer for Patti Austin. Upon returning, Ziman met drummer Dan Molad, a fellow Berklee student, and the two began performing together. A third Berklee attendee, guitarist Pete Lalish, joined in and Elizabeth & the Catapult were born. The trio moved to Brooklyn upon graduation and released a self-titled EP in 2006. Their first LP, Taller Children, produced by Bright Eyes’ Mike Mogis, came out in 2009, and last fall The Other Side of Zero followed. What’s next for Elizabeth & the Catapult (above, performing “You and Me” for They play a hometown show when they appear at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday.