Suzie Bradford and The Side Project

Suzie Bradford and The Side Project

BandPopFolk

Female-fronted, piano-driven pop/folk outfit based in Seattle, displaying elements of rock, jazz, R&B, triphop and soul. Catchy, melodic and "fearless" lyrics a la Tori Amos.

Biography

In 2004, Suzie Bradford and The Side Project were waving farewell to Spokane from The Met and facing west to begin a new life in Seattle. Today, they’ve produced three indie CDs and gathered a huge following for Suzie’s “stunningly exquisite vocals.”

The group has been ranked #34 on the new age radio charts and is increasing the amount of air play and radio stations on a weekly basis. Selected tracks from “14” and “A Comfortable Struggle” have been featured on numerous film and documentary soundtracks. Three songs from “14” are featured in Starbucks stores nationwide. Their music is in rotation on more than 250 radio stations.

Their unique blend of emotionally refreshing pop tunes reflects a number of influences, among them rock, jazz, trip-hop and R&B. Whether playing large musical venues or intimate lounges, Suzie Bradford and the Side Project is a band that owns the stage, captivating your attention until the last note.

According to Amy Lotsberg of Collected Sounds, “The songwriting is first class, both lyrically and melodically. The tunes will stay with you long after the last song plays.” Their 2005 CD, “A Comfortable Struggle,” was voted among the Top 5 Women in Music albums of the year by Collected Sounds. The music is alternative pop that wanders into other genres, from trip-hop to jazz.

Suzie Bradford and the Side Project produce a special fusion of art and music. Look for an embodiment of live paintings, video, silent films and any number of collaborating artists and musicians in their mixed media concert. The band comprises front-woman Suzie Bradford (vocals/keys), Ben Bradford (bass, keys and backup vocals) and Parker Moosman (piano and keys). Guitarist Aaron Hiebert and drummer Jason Edwards, of Sub-Motive, recently joined the original lineup. Additional instrumentation may include performance painter Gabriella Barbieri, former guitarist Mark Ward, and Zoe Boysen on cello. Their latest CD, “A Comfortable Struggle,” features Grammy Award-winning guitarist Eric Tingstad. It journals the group's experiences in their effort to get out of Spokane.

They invariably attract large crowds at Seattle venues that include The Triple Door, The Showbox, The Tractor Tavern, The Crocodile, The Metropolitan Performing Arts Center, Bite of Seattle, and Folk Life.

Discography

2004 - "14" (debut)
2005 - "FormFollowsFunction - The Remixes"
2005 - "A Comfortable Struggle"

Set List

1. Hold On Hang On (5:30)
2. I think I love you (3:38)
3. Get me started (3:25)
4. Bathroom in a Bar (4:03)
5. Neurosis (4:47)
6. Daughter (3:37)
7. Mr. Wonderful (3:20)
8. Wake Up Call (4:12)
9. Break it Down (3:55)
10. The Bay (4:53)
11. Devil's Play (5:10)
13. Don't Give Me Away (4:00)
14. I Got a Feeling (3:00)