In the early 90’s Sue began her music career by forming the popular group ‘Nickelfinger’. Within a couple of years she was on national radio and sharing stages with names like Sylvia Tyson, Cheryl Fisher, Cindy Church and Quartette; performing at a wide variety of clubs and festivals including the coveted Edmonton Folk Music Festival.
Since early 2005 Sue has been a formal part of the Music Ministry at the Centre for Spiritual Living, Edmonton, AB. Her passion lies in writing, recording and performing Conscious Music. She believes uplifting music helps make the planet a happier healthier place to live, and in fact has devoted over a decade to studying the use of Sound and Music in healing.
Says Dr. Dennis Merritt Jones (Author of The Art of Being, 101 Ways To Practice Purpose In Your Life) of her recent recording ‘Take Me Home’, "Susan's music will open your heart and penetrate your soul. Not only is her voice an extraordinary powerful instrument of the Divine, but the essence of her music, her words and the manner in which she delivers the goods will move through you and lift you, and, if you are open, will heal you. As a professional musician myself I know when a musician is "Being on Purpose". This lady is doing what she was born to; write and sing. Susan's CD is one you will want to listen to over and over again -- I do."
Sue was a finalist in the 2009 Positive Music Awards and now back in the studio producing a new CD - keep yours eyes and ears open for a dynamic new sound!
She has also been actively involved in the arts since the early 90’s both as an artist and as an administrator. She has a diploma in Arts Administration specializing in arts marketing and publicity, and has written for numerous publications. An artist at heart, she writes children’s stories & poetry, makes pottery and paper, and does photography.
She volunteered for 3 years with the Artists on the Wards Program at the University of Alberta Hospital, and was a nurse, specializing in Geriatric Rehabilitation. Both of these provided opportunities to use sound and music in a clinical setting. She began to make music with people during their transition time - deep and profound work.
She continues to perform and record, operates Soundtouch Services, gives private classes, vocal training, workshops and accepts public speaking engagements to promote awareness of the importance of intentional sound. For more info and to hear her recordings go to www.soundtouch.ca