SUZANNE PETERSEN

original artist Suzanne Petersen

Singer / Songwriter

Suzanne Petersen is an accomplished musician lyrical poet and vocalist pianist of many years experience. Suzanne writes about life experiences, her story telling is unique. She writes popular ballads with blues and soul influences and blues based swing tunes.

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 in the 70’s.

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 supporting acts like George Thorogood. 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 she collaborated with an old friend Mal Clarke of the Bullamakanka band and released her first album of original material Here Is My Song. The songs catch some of country Australia. She played at the Outback Pioneer at Ayers Rock resort and a 2 month solo residency at Mantra Tree Tops at Port Douglas where she played many of her original songs.

Suzanne released her second album called I Foresaw This Trouble which is a swinging roots, blues and ballads album of 14 original songs including eight blues tracks with great musicians like Gary Norman Guitar, Mike Mathews Bass Justin Humphries drums, guest harmonica player Ian Collard, guitar Geoff Achison, drums Gideon Marcus and Paul Richards. The album got better than good recognition having made it to no. 5 in the Australian Radio Blues and Roots Charts and remained there in 2015.

Suzanne played an East Coast tour appearing at Bangalow Bowls Club with old friend Tim Gaze on guitar. She played at the Reunion Café Surrey Hills Music Festival to a sold out dinner and show and was a featured artist at the Eltham Food and Wine Festival 2017. Her band has played at local venues in Melbourne such as the Opal Room Upwey Belgrave RSL, Elwood Blues Club Prince of Wales Hotel, The Cherry Bar, Clifton Hill Hotel and Prahran Market.

Suzanne has released a new album of 13 original songs in 2017 called So Many Nights at Mike Mathews studio with Suzanne on keys and vocals Mike on Bass and Gary Norman and Justin Humphries drums. DEMO'S

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Wrote songs and performed with Tim Gaze Band for Surf Movie Band on the Run 1980
  • Toured with Dutch Tilders RnB6 support for George Thorogood
  • 1998 and 2001 received two awards of recognition from Unisong for “Here Is My Song” and “Hold On”.
  • Released her Album of original songs "Here Is My Song" in 2007 produced by Mal Clark
  • Released her second album "I Foresaw This Trouble" which climbed to no 5 in the Australian Radio Blues and Roots Charts in December 2014 and stayed in the charts for 8 months
  • Sold out Reunion Café at Surrey Hills Music Festival 2015
  • Featured Artist at Eltham Jazz Festival 2017
  • Featured Artist at Moomba Festival 2018

BEAUTIFUL EYES

LONG WAY BACK

MONKEY BACK BLUES

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