The band first got together after Suzie Zeldin answered a Craigslist ad put up by Jesse Gabriel. The two collaborated on music, first forming the short lived project January Window before putting together the The Narrative. Zeldin's voice can also be heard on tracks by bands like Envy on the Coast, Fairmont, and The Minus Scale. She also sang guest vocals on the Dashboard Confessional side of the DC/NFG split EP, as well as on at least one track on the newest edition of the yet to be released Dashboard Confessionals Wire Tapes. She has also previously released solo material.
The Narrative recorded a 6 song EP with producer, Bryan Russell. It's called, Just Say Yes. Zeldin and Gabriel brought in drummer Charles Seich, and Brandon Strothman on bass to help with the recording. Strothman and the band eventually parted ways, and the band currently operates as a three-piece and are actively looking for a full-time bassist and additional guitarist. They recorded their first full length album with Bryan Russell in 2009, which is scheduled for a Summer 2010 release. Aside from the release of the record, the band has been touring nationally, including CMJ and SXSW showcases during the past year.
After parting ways with their drummer Charlie in early 2011, The Narrative brought out touring drummer and Long Island native, Jay Scalchunes, to help them complete a 5 week stint of the Vans Warped Tour 2011.
In 2012, Zeldin & Gabriel released their EP B-Sides and seasides, containing acoustic versions of the album The Narrative, and featuring a new song Hallelujah and covers of Radiohead and Brand New.
They also started in April recording their new album that will be promising for them as they said it had called the attention of more people. The band is still looking for a label, and following Jesse, it would be very good because it would help to keep something more solid. The forecast for the release of the album is still the summer
- Charlie Seich (Drums)
- Jesse Gabriel (Guitar and Vocals)
- Suzie Zeldin (Keys and Vocals)
- Jay Scalchunes (Touring Drummer)
- Currently Seeking Bass Player
- Currently Seeking Guitar Player
- Just Say Yes EP (2008)
- Self-Titled (2010)
- B-Sides and Seaside (2012)
- Official Site
- The Narrative Brazil FanSite
- Twitter : @the_narrative Suzie Twitter Jesse Twitter
- Official Myspace Page