Suzy Connolly – Short Biography
Suzy’s achievements to date.
Songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Suzy Connolly is a musical powerhouse who tells it like it is. Formerly the principal songwriter for Sydney-based duo Butterfly 9, Suzy is now going it alone and soon to release her debut solo album packed full of alternative pop gems. It’s music that ranges from urgent to soothing, always immediate in establishing Suzy’s trademark honesty, drama and tenderness.
The duo of Suzy Connolly and Matt Fell achieved much as Butterfly 9. With their signature 60’s-inspired pop writing, B9 released two refreshingly direct albums (self-titled and one for the birds on ABC/Universal and Craving Records). The pair signed with Mushroom Music Publishing worldwide, achieved widespread Australian radio-play on NOVA and ABC Radio, featured in a string of local and international hit TV shows (‘Summerland’, ‘Home and Away’, and ‘Blue Water High’) and were hand-picked by the Counting Crows as support for an Australian national tour. And according to a MusicMax listener poll, “Another Perfect Day” from B9’s first album is no less than the 37th best summer song of all time!
Suzy in 2011, a new album and a new beginning
As of 2011, Suzy Connolly has written a whole stack of new material, and teamed up with talented up and coming producer and session musician Josh Schuberth (Josh Pyke, Ben Folds). With debut album due for release June 2011, the material has already been received exceptionally with Suzy being shortlisted as finalist in the APRA 2011 Professional Development Awards and being awarded runner up as BEST FEMALE ARTIST, in the 7th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards 2010 and semi finalist in two categories in the International Songwriting Competition 2010. Suzy has recently been re signed to Mushroom Music Publishing, worldwide.
Suzy's musical influences include, The Beatles, Aimee Mann, Elliott Smith, Blondie and the Strokes.
Suzy Connolly -guitar and vocals.
Butterfly 9, self titled debut album, abc universal
Butterfly 9, one for the birds (album) craving records
Another Perfect Day, Butterfly 9 (single)
Timeless Flyte, tribute to The Byrds, "Nothing Was Delivered"
Review of 'One for The Birds'
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“You’ll spend the weekend uncovering shimmering pop music that has strong echoes of Aimee Mann and u...“You’ll spend the weekend uncovering shimmering pop music that has strong echoes of Aimee Mann and underground pop maven Matthew Sweet. Connolly's voice is buttery and warm... (the album) sounds just as good, if not better, the fifth or 10th time around. Not odd, not quirky, not throwaway, just very, very good.” Bernard Zuel.
Review of debut album.
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“Connolly has a voice that an Angel would lay in wait in a dark alleyway and then use a garrotte to ...“Connolly has a voice that an Angel would lay in wait in a dark alleyway and then use a garrotte to take possession of.”
Shaun Carney THE AGE
Dig Radio Review
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“I just love her voice, probably for the same reasons I love Olivia Eden, Heather Nova and Aimee Man...“I just love her voice, probably for the same reasons I love Olivia Eden, Heather Nova and Aimee Mann. Alongside Suzy Connolly, these women can be thoughtful, dreamy and strong in a way which is never overpowering in an organic pop framework.”
Ara Jansen ABC dig internet radio
set list coming soon...about 20 to 30 depending on set...no covers all original except for the crowd pleaser.