“One of Ireland’s hidden music heroes”
– Lisa Flavelle, Belfast Telegraph
Described as ́one of Ireland ́s hidden music heroes ́ (Belfast Telegraph), charismatic singer, songwriter, violinist and performer Suzanne has worked with musical royalty across jazz, singer-songwriter, choral, Irish and classical music.
Suzanne cut her teeth touring Europe and U.S. as Priniciple Soprano Soloist with Riverdance. Coming home to Ireland after a scholarship at the Italian FABRICA MUSICA institute, she has made music internationally with the likes of Irish music legends Paul Brady, Elenor McEvoy, Van Morrison; jazz greats such as Jimmy Cobb, the Ernie Watts Quartet and emerging talent such as David Lyttle (UK) and touring with the Matteo Addabbo Organ Trio (IT).
“recalls Kate Bush at her most florid…
sassy cabaret to finger-clicking soul to
deliciously macabre creation with gothic undertones…”
– Irish Times
Suzanne has performed at SXSW, UK/NY, Electric Picnic, Guinness Cork International Jazz Festival, the Belfast Festival at Queens; been featured artist on TED.com, BBC N.Ireland, with Paul Brady on RTE ́s Imelda May Show; sang with RTE Concert Orchestra and Ulster Orchestra, Badische Staatskappelle Karlsruhe and Queensland Symphony Orchestra. She has been Artist of the Month on Balcony TV. Her voice has featured in Riverdance sequel Heartbeat From Home, Celtic Woman Christmas, and is in demand as a session vocalist, songwriter and voice coach (clients including the The Abbey Theatre and Lir Academy at Trinity College Dublin).
“cool singer-songwriter… sublime violin playing…
earning a respectable place near the modern soul of
Jill Scott or Angie Stone”
– Stuart Bailie, BBC N.Ireland
In June 2015 Suzanne appeared on the front cover of The Sunday Times as she performed at Dublin city ́s new Canalophonic music festival, and a recent video interview for BourbonFM received over 25,000 hits. In 2012 she was awarded the N.Ireland Arts Council SIAP for work on her critically acclaimed independant solo album Jellymould. Suzanne is rereleasing Jellymould through the German jazz label Herbie Martin Music.
THE SAVAGE FIVE
Suzanne’s latest project – The Savage Five – showcases original music for voice and strings, co-written with NZ cellist Hugo Smit. They were featured artists of the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra’s chamber music series 2015, and nominated in 2016 for the prestigious German Record Critics’ Awards (Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik).
Having recently recorded their evocative debut album “Sleepwalking,” they first brought their unique sound to our shores with sold-out concerts in Dublin ́s Christchurch Cathedral Crypt in March 2016, following this with concerts in Holland, and Germany. They are to embark on their first full Irish Tour in Autumn 2017.