Susan Weber

Susan Weber

BandRock

Lyric-rich beat-driven original rock. Strong. Compassionate. Alive.

Biography

Susan Weber is a critically acclaimed songwriter and bandleader from Cleveland, Ohio.

MONET'S ORBIT, her 2007 album of original Triple A rock, was named one of the year’s top ten local releases by CoolCleveland. Weber, who holds a Free Times Music Award for Best Singer-Songwriter, is also a finalist for the 2008 award, the only woman among the five nominees. She garnered the Great American Song Contest’s Honor Award for 'Better Safe Than Sorry', an unreleased but often performed song in her eclectic repertoire.

Weber grew up as a classical pianist, migrating to acoustic and electric guitar under the guidance of Michele Temple of Pere Ubu. Her songwriting is distinguished by impressionist musical poetry delivered with clear diction over Weber’s lead guitar figures and the rock solid rhythms of her band. Critics compare her sound to The Jefferson Airplane, P.J. Harvey and a heartland version of Patti Smith in a flight of empowered reflection.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum consultant Gary Rice called a recent live performance 'excellence that is truly possible but seldom seen.’ CoolCleveland’s Peter Chakerian, praises MONET'S ORBIT as a powerful work that ‘sinks and shudders and soars with harrowing spiritual nakedness.’

Performance highlights: Ingenuity Festival, WRUW's Studio-A-Rama, Emmy Award-winning Words & Music TV, Cleveland Peace Show, and premier music clubs including the Beachland, Winchester, HiFi and Barking Spider.

Susan Weber is represented by Campbell Artist Management.

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS

iNGENUITY Arts & Technology Festival 05 and 06
The Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
Studio-A-Rama music festival presented by WRUW
The Winchester Tavern & Music Hall
Wilbert's
Hi Fi Club
The Symposium
Barking Spider Tavern
Chicago's No Exit
University Circle Parade the Circle Festival
Playhouse Square Palooza
Crooked River Groove TV
Words & Music TV
Sound Central TV
Random Acts of Music TV
Out and About TV
Live from Cleveland on WRUW
When the Roses Bloom Again on WRUW
Purple Cadillac on WRUW
Throat Culture Café on WCSB
Anything Goes on WAPS
The Sweet Spot on WRDL
Cleveland Music Connection on WELW
Cleveland Zoo EarthFest
Hessler Street Fair
Cleveland Peace Show
The Sachsenheim
Mansfield Arts Center
Ritz Theatre
Club Khameleon
Berea Arts Fest
The Brick Alley Theatre
Ashland Bandshell summer concert series
Dusk to Dawn Cleveland Metroparks
Kent State Folk Festival
Scott's Folkatorium
Heights Arts concert series
Venuu Off Coventry concert series

Lyrics

Wide Open

Written By: Susan Weber

End of the world is evolving.
I see it from here.
I see it from here.
Guilty as charged but who’s charging?
I see it from here.
I see it from here.

Go to the dusty horizon.
I see it from here.
I see it from here.
Bread in the belly is rising.
I see it from here.
I see it from here.

Wide open. Wide open.

Crucible children of hunger.
Rubbed in the face of the mother.
I see it from here,
see it from here,
see it from here.

Floating on the Nile.
Pharaoh's only child.

End of the world is evolving.
Guilty as charged but who’s charging?

Wide open.
Wide open.
Wide open.

Spoke

Written By: Susan Weber

You look pretty sweet
on the billion dollar seat
of a bicycle built for you.
You look pretty fast
when you wear the checkered past
on a bicycle built for you.

(chorus) Bicycle built for you. Bicycle built for you.

You look pretty odd
when you give yourself the nod
on a bicycle built for you.
You look pretty whacked
with a monkey on your back
on a bicycle built for you.

(chorus)

See you later on the elevator. See you later on the elevator.
Ecstasy walking down the street. Ecstasy walking down the street.
Turn on the motor don’t be any older. Turn on the motor don’t be any older.

(break)

You look pretty lost
You look pretty lost
when you dangle on the cross

You look pretty sweet
on the billion dollar seat
You look pretty odd
when you give yourself the nod
You look pretty whacked
with a monkey on your back

Turn on the motor don’t be any older.
Turn on the motor don’t be any older.
Turn on the motor don’t be any older.

Set List

All original material for 2 one-hour sets

SET ONE
Eternity's Rhyme
Carnival
Miss America
Everest
Fallen Star
Buffalo
Painted Moon
I Don't Care
Sometime in the Night
Wish Them Well
Graffitti Boom Boom
Take Me High
Wide Open

SET TWO
Eternity of You
Black Gold
She is Here
Alive Enough to Tremble
Flare
It Falls Away
Spoke
Femme Vérité
Damn Straight
Leave Behind the Heartbreak
Wont me Baby