SuCh – Electronic Press Kit
SUCH is a Boston born, New York raised, California educated, Chicago groomed Soul singer. Just like her upbringing, her road to music has been a scenic journey. It started at the age of 15 when she was invited to perform in the Grammy High School Jazz Ensemble for three consecutive years (2000-2002) and recorded a full length album with them each year. She had the privilege to tour LA’s best jazz clubs and venues – The Brown Derby, Spaghettini’s, The Knitting Factory, etc. She attended the Grammy Nominee Dinner and the Grammy Awards where she met and performed with Patrice Rushen, Peter Cincotti, Kurt Elling, Dave Koz, Erykah Badu, Yolanda Adams, Vanessa Carlton and Letoya and Latavia (of the former “Destiny’s Child”).
She spent the next few years leading choirs, praise teams and congregations in worship in Boston, Chicago, and Denver. That led her to work with international recording artist K’naan on the choral orchestration and arrangement of his hit single Wavin’ Flag.
After finishing top 63rd out of 112,000 contestants on American Idol’s 2012 season, she released her first album, Stretch Marks, a record drenched in Soul, R&B, Jazz and Gospel influences that marks the most poignant time of growth in her life. SuCh had her first nationwide tour during the winter of 2012, which took her to fabled venues in Chicago, New York City, Vegas, LA, Miami, Raleigh and Boston. She recently finished her critically acclaimed acting debut as Celie in the regional premiere of the Color Purple, which earned her a Henry Award for Best Actress. Her current single “Sugar Maple” peaked at #1 in August 2013 for three consecutive weeks on the UK Soul Charts.
As a performer, SuCh has enough energy to power a small city; her passion for music emanating tangibly in venues large and small. As a songwriter, she writes simple songs about complex things – loss, family, love, life, friendship and hardship. She connects emotionally as both with her audiences through melodies that soar, woven in her clear, soulful voice, spiriting them away to distant lands, forgotten memories, and dreams of a better world.
- About Stretch Marks
SuCh released her first full-length album, Stretch Marks, on May 5, 2012. She sets out to give new meaning to the term by encouraging her listeners to view life’s heartaches, tests and trials as growth, to harness the strength gained from these battles and to wear the resulting scars with pride. “Life is beautiful, not pretty. What makes it worth living are those things that push, stretch us beyond our limits.”
From the easy, laid back neo-soul vibes of “Mesmerized” to the Haitian-inspired rhythms of “Innocence Lost” to the hip-hop/spoken word title track, SuCh is able to tug at the heart strings and easily make the case that there is in fact beauty in imperfection.
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