“Suzannes life inspires her work at every turn, and she continues with commitment to this craft…she gives the world another piece of her art with each track. ” - Christine Sullivan
It’s been a long road from playing Carol King and Neil Young songs on guitar at Hooters Mexican restaurant in Coolangatta and being one of the few girls to surf in the Australian titles at Victor Harbour, South Australia.
Suzanne met Tim Gaze when he was commissioned to write for another Australian surf movie (after Morning of the Earth) in which she sang and performed two of her original songs for the movie “Band On The Run”.
A chance meeting and introduction to blues music occurred when she met Dutch Tilders in Sydney. This meeting destined her to live in Melbourne and tour with Dutch Tilders band as flautist and backing vocalist. Touring with Dutch Tilders RnB6 as support for George Thorogood and other international Blues artists.
During her part time she attained a Bachelor of Education in music including studying jazz piano. Suzanne moved on to playing piano bar gigs at 5 star hotels in Melbourne such as The Windsor.
1998 and 2001 Suzanne received awards from Unisong for original compositions.
In 2007 Suzanne released her first full album of original material called Here Is My Song with Mal Clarke (Bullamakanka Band)
Suzanne released her second album called I Foresaw This Trouble in 2014 which climbed to no. 5 in the Australian Radio Blues and Roots Charts with Gary Norman Guitar, Mike Mathews Bass and Justin Humphries drums, guest harmonica player Ian Collard, guitar Geoff Achison, drums Gideon Marcus and Paul Richards.
After the success of the album Suzanne played an East Coast tour appearing at Bangalow Bowls Club with old friend Tim Gaze on guitar. She played regular gigs at the Prahran Market with her trio, the Opal Room Upwey/Belgrave RSL with the renowned Ron Sandilands (drums), Cherry Bar and the Lomond Hotel in Melbourne. Since moving to Geelong Suzanne has played at local venues such as Pistol Petes Blues bar, The Mex , Ocean Grove, Vic with friends and a Bushfire Relief Concert at the Sphinx where she gained a whole new audience .
Suzanne recorded her 4th album of 14 original songs called So Many Nights which climbed the charts in 2017 and has currently finished recording 10 tracks to be released in 2020 on a new album titled Our Street.
Suzanne has performed at Surrey Hills Music Festival Reunion Café dinner and show which was sold out. Also at the Inverloch Jazz Festival and Merimbula Festivals in the role of vocalist as well as pianist with John Cameron and his big band Out for the Count. Suzanne was a featured artist at Eltham Jazz food and Wine Festival and Moomba in 2017 with her band Suzanne & The Top Shelf.
I Foresaw This Trouble
Beautiful Eyes 3:450:00 / 3:45
Cradle Mountain 4:590:00 / 4:59
Good Looking Blues 4:230:00 / 4:23
Monkey Back Blues 4:110:00 / 4:11
Blue Room 5:210:00 / 5:21
Fine As Wine 3:060:00 / 3:06
Come Here The Blues 4:070:00 / 4:07
She's Off The Wagon 3:290:00 / 3:29
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Going To New York 2:520:00 / 2:52
Hour Of Need 3:240:00 / 3:24
The Last Time 2:530:00 / 2:53
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Walk Away 2:310:00 / 2:31