When it's in your bones...
Suzanne knew from the early age of 4 years old that Music was her calling. She discovered she could sing along with any song on the radio, and by age 7 was writing stories and lyrics in preparation for her first official bricks and mortar piece written for guitar and voice and titled 'Runaway with me', at age 15. When it's in your bones and the pull is strong, your destiny is almost pre-determined, with the only thing loosely written, being the steps and pathways you walk to reach this destination.
Fast track to 2023 and 39 years of Music driving her heart, the award-winning Singer-Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has shared the stage with the likes of Gotye, Deborah Conway, Dallas Frasca and Liz Stringer, and toured and performed in Australia, Canada and New York. Suzanne has performed at a number of esteemed Australian festivals including Woodford Folk Festival and Queenscliffe Music Festival, and in 2014, released her compelling Indie Pop debut album, 'The Conversation'. Launched at The Toff in Town Melbourne (supported by Nussy and Damon Smith), Suzanne's endearing and dynamic vocals are the heart and soul of this album, whilst her groove infused bass playing brings to mind the melodic lines of Paul McCartney and Meshell Ndegeocello.
"...The Conversation is what it says it is, a conversation put to some great indie pop music..." - James Irvine, 97.9 Valley FM
Suzanne's second offering, a five track EP entitled 'Surrender’, was recorded in 2016/2017 and written for her first born son, Hendrix, documenting motherhood and the journey to keep one's artistic identity in tact.
"Her music is utterly stunning" - Emily Ulman, Australian Music Programmer and Festival Director
In December 2018 Suzanne broadened her artistic work and flexed her muscles as an educator (BMus, Grad DipEd) releasing her first children's audio eBook entitled 'Paper Daisies' that contains eight children's songs and beautiful botanical imagery. Limited edition art prints also accompanied the release. Suzanne is looking towards the release of her second eBook entitled ‘Sweet William’ in early 2022.
2016 - Finalist in the AIMA (Australian Independent Music Awards) for songs 'Just a Little Shove' and 'Don't Flirt'
2017 - Finalist in the American Songwriting Awards for song 'A Little Crazy' (Unsigned Category)
2017 - Melbourne Semi-finalist in Listen Up Australia Songwriting Competition for song 'A Little Crazy'
2017 - Shortlisted in the 'Rock Indie' category for Australian Songwriting Contest for song 'A Little Crazy'
2019 - Third prize winner in the Children's/Novelty/Comedy - Song of the Year for The Song Comp (Songsalive Australia!) 2018/2019, for her children's song 'Watching Cars'
2019 - First prize winner in the 2019 American Songwriting Awards for song 'Watching Cars' - Children's Songs Category
2020 - Top 100 placing in The Songwriting Prize - Listen Up Music
2020 - Top 30 placing in The Australian Songwriting Contest - Children’s Category - ‘Mornings are for dreaming’
2021 - Top 30 placing in The Australian Songwriting Contest - Children’s Category - ‘Hush Little One’ and ‘Everything New Is A Gift’
2023 - Shortlisted in the 'Rock Indie' Category & 'Children's Category' for the 2022 Australian Songwriting Contest for her songs, 'Freedom Comes' & 'With a Light Heart'
Other releases Suzanne can be heard on...
Sabrina and the Red Vans (Melbourne, Australia) - Cheap Romance
Cat Canteri (Melbourne, Australia) - When we were young
Gary Hodges (Melbourne, Australia)
Brendan Hains (Melbourne, Australia)
Suzanne also works as a session musician providing voice overs and her services as a vocalist and bassist. Suzanne plans to extend this part of her portfolio in 2024 with the launch of a boutique songwriting coaching business under the name 'This is your song', supporting budding songwriters to realise their dream of writing and recording their own original songs.