Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Germany Tour with RPO

Whew! Just got back from Germany and what a terrific experience! The RPO was a delight to work with as was Maestro Dirk Joeres. It was a breath of fresh air to cross the pond and for a few days touch base with Beethoven's old stomping ground. Not to mention being on stage of the Köln Philharmonie - what a superb hall! I was incredibly excited walking on for first rehearsal and just hearing the quietly taut opening of the Triple really sent the electric currents flowing, I felt it crackling on my skin. The following night we did it again in the Düsseldorf Tonhalle which again spoiled us, acoustically speaking!

On some downtime, I got a chance to walk the Köln Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas market) and had some delicious Rostbratwurst and Käsespätzle, so all in all, eine schöne Reise! Danke sehr Deutschland!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

NPR CD of the week

Hi! We're so excited about our album release! Here is a an album presentation by NPR, Arizona:

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By the way, Susie is not a Juilliard alumna but attended Curtis and NEC, Boston!!

Thursday, September 04, 2008


Hi again!
Stop by our facebook page and be our friend! Listen to tracks from our upcoming new album "An American Journey" and be the first to know the details about our October club tour!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Club Tour!

Hi! Thanks for checking in - we're in the midst of whirlwind preparation for our Club Tour this October! Here's a sneak peek at our tour poster.

We're really excited to play alternative venues and get up close and personal with you so bring a friend, have a cocktail and come say hello, we'd love to see you! Details are on the schedule page of our website,

xoxo Susie

Friday, January 25, 2008

amazonian cruising

Hi! Susie here and it's been a few jam-packed months since our last post so thanks for swinging by! We spent most of December on Hapag Lloyd's exquisite ship "MS EUROPA" cruising the coast of Brazil and the Amazon.

Embarkation at the Port of Rio de Janeiro naturally called for our first caipirinhas of the journey and serendipitously they were the most delicious ones of the entire adventure. Expertly made by a very friendly and talented carioca he ensured that we were in fine spirits upon boarding the ship.

During the days at sea I clocked a few hours pool side and soaked up some Brazilian sun. I have to say the strength of the sun rivals that of the Aussie rays.

True five star plus (!) hospitality ensured that we wined and dined like royalty; I don't think I've consumed so much foie gras or saddle of wild Australian boar in my life! A daily 3PM ritual took place by the pool and I think the picture says it all....

Days at sea melted into nights of die Festlichkeiten!

We were greeted by some Brazilian Carnival dancers at the port of Salvador, our first port of call.

The hypnotic beats of the drummers called us out of our cabins to explore the colourful colonial town.

We cruised north to the towns of Recife and Olinda. Olinda is a beautiful colonial town a few miles from the more metropolitan Recife with many beautiful churches and a view that inspired its name.

An outdoor coffee stand had its own in house pet, a chatty parrot who mimicked my laughter, much to my amusement. He was uncannily accurate!

The town of Belem also known as the "mouth of the Amazon" introduced us to the intense, pungent colours of the rivers' flora and fauna. Sloths, piranhas, monkeys were truly from another world.

The trip ended with a concert on land at the historic and jewel-like Manaus Opera House.

Soaring equatorial temperatures and what felt like 2000% humidity made our last night a memorable one, as did meeting some of our Brazilian fans...

Thanks for reading and check back soon!