SUZANNE SLAIR

Neighborhood Theatre & MaxxMusic present

SUZANNE SLAIR

Caroline Aiken

Wed, January 17, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Neighborhood Theatre

Charlotte, NC

$12 adv/$15 dos

$3 Under 21 Surcharge at Door (Valid ID required for entry into venue. Under 18 permitted with parent.)

Accepted forms of ID: State Issued ID or Driver's License, Military ID, Passport.

SUZANNE SLAIR
SUZANNE SLAIR
Singing and songwriting professionally since the age of 6 in her hometown of Calgary, Canada, Suzanne recorded and performed in hundreds of folk festivals and concerts at a very early age with international folk artist, Paulo (Paul Finkleman).

She also performed in the Opening Ceremonies for the Winter Olympics as a child, and studied music at the Royal Conservatory of Canada.

Suzanne was accepted to attend a conservatory program in NYC at the age of 18, where she studied voice under the Metropolitan Opera's mezzo-soprano, Ariel Bybee, and studied dance under Bob Fosse's proteges at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She composed and recorded musical scores and dance numbers for off-Broadway shows.

However, she quickly expanded her musical roots in the NYC's Lower East Side live music scene.

Fronting rock bands, singing and playing guitar, headlining at CBGB's, Don Hill's, The Spiral, Acme Underground and other revolutionary clubs, were Suzanne's rites of passage, as they were for all New York rockers at that time.

When CBGB's closed down in 2006, it marked the end of an era in NYC. That year also marked Suzanne's move to Austin TX, where she developed a deeper connection to her songwriting.

"NEVER RETURN THE SAME", was Suzanne's first full length album which was produced by David Allen, (Robin Trower, Black Label Society, Reverend Horton Heat, Stryper).

From that album came the music video, "2 CLOSE 2 BRAKE", filmed in a ghost town by Austin, TX. (view on VIDEO page)

The SUZANNE SLAIR SIGNATURE BLAZING V GUITAR was released at NAMM 2012 in Anaheim, CA.

Suzanne eventually found L.A. to be more politically aligned with her beliefs and moved there in 2014, where, along with her music career, she became one of the very few animation models working in the huge movie industry.

Her first single, "BLIND", was released in January of 2016, and quickly became an underground hit.

The "BLIND" music video was filmed on a sound stage in Santa Ana, and quickly racked up Youtube views. (view on VIDEO page)

Earlier this year, Suzanne won a John Lennon Songwriting Award in the genre of Folk for her song "Grace", which is on her brand new album, "Nowhere Road" – produced by Grammy-winner John Keane.

Be it with her powerhouse vocals, or an eloquently carved down acoustic tune, her music is a force to be reckoned with.

Suzanne now happily calls West Hollywood home, where she lives with her wife, daughter and many animals.
Caroline Aiken
Caroline Aiken
Acoustic rock/blues/country/folk on 6 and 12 string, and keyboard. An array of genres (Contemporary Blues, Rock, Country, Folk, Singersongwriter) packed in a triple threat singer/writer/instrumentalist connected to the audience at the hip and heart.
Venue Information:
Neighborhood Theatre
511 East 36th Street
Charlotte, NC, 28205
http://www.neighborhoodtheatre.com/