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"Top 5 - February 2006"

The song Back Home has been named one of the Top Five Songs in the latest Songwriter Universe "Best Song Of The Month" Contest. - Songwriter Universe

"Album of the Year: No. 9 - 87 Miles"

Two years after leaving the band Bluesativa, Sue Passmore delivers one of the most impressive albums of 2006. "87 Miles" is the freshmen release from this Toronto Ontario artist. Passmore's vocals deliver throughout on this album and immediately capture the listener's ear with the heartfelt song "Back Home". But for me the album reaches its pinnacle with what I consider to be one of the top 10 songs of the year, the brilliant "Detroit".

Sue continues to collaborate with various musicians and producers in what seems to be the characteristic itinerant approach of the independent music scene today. - Mark Collins, Women of the 90's

"Best of 2006 - Top 25 Indie MP3s"

Date: Saturday, December 02, 2006 Topic: Editor's Picks

The song "10 & 2", from the album 87 Miles, was listed at #22 of the Top 25 Indie MP3s. Here's what Suzanne Glass had to say about the selection process.

With thousands of songs posted on Indie-Music, choosing the Top 25 Artists with MP3s on the site was a daunting task. In fact, we ended up with a Top 25, plus 10 Honorable Mentions, and 5 "Returning Champs" who are not new this year, but continue to garner attention.

We screened the songs and chose artists based on performance, production, and song quality. We also factored in song popularity based on website plays, chart positions, and listener ratings. Please view and visit these deserving artists, and play all 25 songs on our player below. You'll be inspired by the range and depth of talent displayed. - Compiled By Suzanne Glass of

"Oct 6, 2005 07:32 AM"

Just when you thought feel good songs are long gone, meet Sue Passmore. This talented Toronto-based singer, songwriter, guitarist will be releasing her debut album Fall 2005. Her lead off single "Back Home" is a wonderful uptempo song about heartache and discovery; fans of Nelly Furtado and Sheryl Crow will appreciate Passmore's passion and vocal range. An easy add-on for Adult Comtemporary radio. I can't wait to hear more!

Chris White, Publisher -

""5 out of 5 stars: Wonderful Expressive voice!""

I remember playing a singer/songwriter night with Sue years ago and being floored at the wonderous ability she has in emoting every aspect of her wonderful lyrics. Since that show that was about 3-4 years ago, I have been actively searching for Sue's music and re-listening to the recording of her performances that night (and the answer to your question is yes, I am that obsessive). So now that I finally have a copy of her wonderful songs I feel more complete. Her smooth voice is remarkably ranged and the arrangements on this album blend so seamlessly that it seems to grab hold of you and keep you in its grasp until the album has finished. My favourites include "10 & 2" (a song that I as a musician am beginning to cover at my own performances) "Detroit", "Back Home", "Sanctuary" & "So You Ran Away". I am an avid fan of Sue's and will continue to stay tuned to see what she does next.

-Ennio, Toronto Singer/Songwriter -


87 Miles (2006): Streamed on various podcasts and online radio stations (,, This album is also seeing airplay on various university radio stations across Canada.

Bluesativa (2004): Radio airplay on college/university stations as well as great popularity with european dj's in 2004.



From the small town of Cobourg, Ontario, comes singer/songwriter, Sue Passmore. Now a resident of the
Toronto music scene, Sue has taken opportunity to perform in a variety of venues. The scope of Sue’s
experience runs from intimate bar and club performances as a singer/songwriter, to a packed house at the
Molson Amphitheatre’s House of Blues stage as a member of electro-lounge group Bluesativa,
to appearances with Toronto’s Kings of Swing production singing Andrews Sisters favourites.

In January of 2004, Bluesativa, which consisted of members Joel Stouffer (Dragonette), Adam King
(Andy Stochansky, Adam King Production), Graeme Cornies (Voodoo Highway Music & Post Inc.),
Dustin Harris (Cancel Winter), and Miss Passmore, released their self-titled album to rave reviews
from fans. As the group began to dissolve in 2005, Sue began recording her debut solo album. 87
Miles was released in January of 2006, and Sue’s solo career was launched.

“I am incredibly excited about 87 Miles - what a fantastic experience it has been! So many great
musicians had a hand in making the album happen, and I really couldn’t be happier with the result.”

87 Miles is refreshingly tangible and beautifully performed. “Her lead off single "Back Home" is a
wonderful up-tempo song about heartache and discovery; fans of Nelly Furtado and Sheryl Crow will appreciate
Passmore's passion…” says Chris White, publisher of Back Home has also been featured on
CBC Radio, College Radio, Internet radio, various podcasts, and was selected in February 2006 as one of the
top 5 songs in the Songwriter Universe contest. Sue also continues to collaborate with various musicians and
producers in what seems to be the characteristic itinerant approach of the independent music scene today.

Sue maintains a steady performance schedule in the Greater Toronto Area, and is moving beyond
those borders as more opportunities present themselves.

87 Miles was produced by Adam King Production (Methodology, Fat Cats, Run With The Kittens, Craig Cardiff,
Bluesativa, J's Basement, Ian North, Jeremy Parnell, Kerri Ough, Cancel Winter).