Suzanne Paris is a singer, songwriter, and musician whose melodic voice intones earthy yet fiery lyrics that seem to always touch the inner soul of her listeners. Her acoustic rock style is lined with a contemporary pop that appeals to everyone.
This blue-eyed soul singer moved to California in the late 1990's from Aspen where she sharpened her songwriting and her performance skills. While in Aspen Suzanne met & played with many musicians and songwriters such as Stephen Stills, John Denver, and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter. Her experiences in Aspen were beneficial. Many of the songs Suzanne later recorded on her Pink Lipstick album were first inspired under Aspen's starlight.
The move to California brought on a multitude of opportunities that would ultimately be the beginning of her solo career. She began working with Rock N Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dave Mason, singing on a number of tunes he was recording. She did commercials with ex-steely Dan/Doobie Bros. Member Jeff "Skunk" Baxter who would end up working on her first CD just a few years later.
Pink Lipstick, Suzanne's debut, introduces the world to a vital, magnetic artist whose abundant talent and charisma are already well known to the indie artist network. The 10-song collection is a noteworthy accomplished and compelling first effort, offering a combination of raw emotion and eloquent songcraft which overall is what draws fans to the singer/songwriter/guitarist's live shows.
In a remarkable short time, Paris's effortlessly intimate live performances have made her key to the Southern California music scene, building public anticipation for the release of her upcoming album that will hit stores in the early summer of 2005.
Pink Lipstick doesn't disappoint. On such melodically arresting originals such as "Talk to the River", "Pink Lipstick" and "World of Hunger", the lyrics muse on life and love and gives insight to her mysterious demeanor. She sings her songs in a gentle, emotive voice that carries a level of depth conveying the elation of life and happiness.
"Pink Lipstick is a folk rock classic to be"...Bill Locey, Los Angeles Times...
PERFORMANCE & RECORDING EXPERIENCE:
Michael Bolton, Stephen Stills of Crosby Stills & Nash, Joan Osborne, Lisa Loeb, Jeff "skunk" Baxter of Steely Dan & Doobie Brothers, Dave Mason of Traffic, Bo Diddley, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Kendricks & David Ruffin of the Richie Havens Temptations, Buddy Miles, John Denver, Dan Fogelberg, Johnny Winter, Todd Rundgren, Joan Oates, Jim Capaldi, Stan Getz, Poco, Steve Ferrone of The Average White Band and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Kenny Edwards of Lina Rondstat & The Stone Poneys and Karla Bonoff.
Venues of Choice:
The Soho in Santa Barbara, CA
The Boulder Theatre in Boulder, CO
China Club in Los Angeles, CA & Aspen, CO
B.B. Kings in New York, NY
The Music Tent in Aspen, CO
The Majestic Theater in Ventura, CA
House of Blues in Los Angeles, CA
Jazz Aspen in Aspen, CO
Professional Achievements and Awards:
1st place in the Colorado Songwriters Award for Pop Rock
Song Placement on RCA Records Compilation Album
TV & Radio Jingles for Johnny Walker Black, (Europe) & Red Rooster Restaurants (Australia)
Top finalist in Kauai Music Festival