Susan Hedges

Actor, Extra, Singer, Composer, Pianist

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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A Tale of Two Cities

'A Tale of Two Cities' a ballad. Music and Lyrics by Sue Hedges

01A Tale of Two Cities
02Dangerous
03Hot Summer Lover
04'Now That You're Gone'
0506 Nobody's Fool
0605 Is There Anyone Alive Out There
0702 Act Your Heart

Physical Attributes

Height:
147 cm / 4ft 10in
Hips:
93 cm / 37 in
Weight:
50 kg / 110 lbs
Dress size:
UK 10 / AUS 10 / US 6
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Eye color:
Black
Chest:
86 cm / 34 in
Hair color:
Auburn
Skin color:
White
Hair length:
Long
Waist:
58 cm / 23 in
Hair type:
Curly

Credits & experience

2017
  • Unity Theatre : Moggie Mae West in Moggies, The Mewsical
2008
  • Liverpool Hope University

Acting

Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles


Languages
  • English
  • French

Accents
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • UK Scottish
  • UK Welsh
  • USA California
  • USA New York
  • French

Experience in panto and plays at Liverpool Community College and at Liverpool Hope University. Took part in performances at amateur dramatics with the Moreton Players. Wirral Cheshire. Performed in tributes to Patsy Cline, Ellie Greenwich and Carole King. Being blind I am very good at accents and voice overs, as I am a good mimic. I am experienced in doing interviews for Radio and TV including Woman's Hour for Radio 4, BBC Breakfast TV, Granada TV and frequent appearances on local radio including a panellist on 'Juke Box Jury' for BBC Radio Merseyside.
Recently starred in 'Moggies the Mewsical' as Moggie Mae West, a nightclub singer also as a 'Kitchenette' ( part of a female cat trio). The show was at the Unity Theatre Liverpool and was a sell-out. Due to open at a bigger theatre later this year.

Extras

Extras experience

Previous speaking roles


Music

Keyboard ability

Expert


Vocal ability

Lead singer


Vocal range

Soprano


Composer ability

Expert


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Classical

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Indie
  • Jazz
  • Country

I am an award winning ,singer songwriter from Neston nr Liverpool, England, who plays keyboards & piano.
I have performed successfully at many theatres, clubs and pubs across the Country with and without backing trax, as a solo act and also in/with a band. both as a lead singer and harmony singer/keyboard player. I can sing most genres such as Blues, Pop, Country etc. I am also a very good mimic and can sing like many female singers such as Lady Gaga, Katy Perry even Gracie Fields, Billie Holiday.

Among my appearances are:
Harrah's Casino Piano Bar Las Vegas
Main stage at the Mathew St Festival, Liverpool
The Truck Festival, Oxford,
‘In the City’ Manchester.
‘Summer Nights Festival’ Edinburgh,
‘Americana’ Newark Showground, UK
‘Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival’ Devon UK
Liberty Festival Trafalgar Sq London (Frequently) and headlined the last two times
IPO Festival Liverpool (Frequently)
Baggot Inn New York
Knitting Factory & Spaceland. Los Angeles
The Railway Club. Vancouver Canada. (Frequently)
Sheffield Pride Festival
Red Line Tap and The Abbey. Chicago USA
The Beauty Bar Austin. Texas USA
The 11 Club San Diego USA
Festival Hall, South Bank London.
The End Nashville USA
Jerry Lee Lewis' Club. Memphis USA

Among my awards are
BT Woman of the Year Award. ‘Best Newcomer’ and placed 3rd in main category.
• BBC Radio Merseyside Best Vocalist Award
• Dada Fest’s ‘Young Performer’ from North West Arts Forum.
• Sue was voted ‘The Act Most Likely to Succeed’ at The International Pop Overthrow Festival Liverpool and ‘The act most people wanted to see there again next year.’
• Voted most popular artist/ Act at International Pop Overthrow Festival two years running
• ‘Spirit of Hope Award’ from Hope University.
• UK Songwriting Competition Finalist
• MBF Songwriting Finalist.
• Linda McCartney Songwriting Competition Finalist
Projects
1. Soundtrack to documentary shown on BBC 2. Wales. Title of the film ‘I Ain’t Looking for Your Sympathy’ is a line from her autobiographical song ‘The Fighting Kind’
2. Vocals on adverts include, Blue Inc, Carpet World, Diamond Car Insurance, Esure and Delta Airlines which was broadcast internationally on satellite TV and on radio. Session work at various local recording studios in the Northwest.
4. Voice over on videos e.g. Posh Dude.
5. Backing vocals and demos for other songwriters.

TV and Radio Appearances; Include Radio 4’s ‘Woman’s Hour’ BBC Breakfast TV, Granada TV, and frequent appearances and airplays on Radio Merseyside and Radio City and other local radio stations around the UK.
Sue has sung for and met Prince Charles and Prince Edward.
Quotes
‘A major talent on the threshold of recognition.’ The Independent. (From a 3 page article)
‘When Susan Hedges performs, she hypnotises people’ Alan Bleasdale. (UK Playwright)
‘An album full of elegant and original songs’ The Times.
Some Acts I Have Opened for: Billy Bragg, The Christians, Magic Numbers, Ian MacNabb, Emmy Lou Harris, Little Feat, Steve Earle and Nanci Griffiths, Chip Taylor, Paul Young, Joe Brown, Suzi Quatro and many more
I frequently work with renowned guitarist, James Burton (Elvis’s lead guitarist) singing and playing in his band and I've been on tour with James and Albert Lee.
I am a patron of 2 charities - ‘The Jellybean Appeal’ for sick children at Arrowe Park Hospital. Wirral, and ‘Attitude is Everything’ a national charity based in London to promote access for disabled people to music venues and festivals.
I am an active supporter of Sahir House a local aids charity and ‘KIND’ a local children’s charity also working closely with ‘AimHigher’ and SKILLS encouraging young people into higher education
Qualifications
HND in Music (Distinction).
BA in Music, Popular Music and Music Technology (2:1)
I have recently obtained a PhD in Music so I am able to give lectures on many aspects of Pop Music e.g The Beatles, Origins of Rock and Roll, etc.

TV & Reality

Live performances on Granada Tonight and BBC Breakfast & interviews regarding my music. I have also had a great deal of experience singing live on various local radio stations across the Country such as BBC Radio Newcastle, BBC Radio Merseyside, BBC Radio Lancashire, BBC Radio Cumbria. I have performed at many different types of venues from theatres to clubs and major festivals, as a solo performer accompanying myself on piano/keyboard and also as part of a band.

Sue is an award winning, blind singer songwriter from Neston nr Liverpool, England, who plays keyboards, guitar, piano and mandolin.

Among Sue’s awards are;
• Merseyside BT Woman of the Year Award. ‘Best Newcomer’ and placed 3rd in main category.
• BBC Radio Merseyside Best Vocalist Award
• Dada Fest’s ‘Young Performer’ from North West Arts Forum.
• Sue was voted ‘The Act Most Likely to Succeed’ at The International Pop Overthrow Festival Liverpool and ‘The act most people wanted to see there again next year.’ Her song ‘River City Girl’ came 4th in the survey and 3 of her other songs featured in the Top 20.
• Voted most popular artist/ Act at International Pop Overthrow Festival two years running
• ‘Spirit of Hope Award’ from Hope University.
• UK Songwriting Competition Finalist
• MBF Songwriting Finalist.
• Linda McCartney Songwriting Competition Finalist

Quotes
‘A major talent on the threshold of recognition.’ The Independent. (Taken from a 3 page article on Susan)
‘When Susan Hedges performs, she hypnotises people’ Alan Bleasdale.
‘An album full of elegant and original songs’ The Times.

Projects
1. Soundtrack to documentary shown on BBC 2. Wales.
Title of the film ‘I Ain’t Looking for Your Sympathy’ is a line from her autobiographical song ‘The Fighting Kind’

2. Vocals on adverts include, Carpet World, Diamond Car Insurance, Esure and Delta Airlines which was broadcast internationally on satellite TV and on radio.

3. Sue’s 3rd solo album ‘Faces Without Names’ was launched at the IPO Festival in Greenwich Village New York and received great critical acclaim from national press, e.g. Rock & Reel

TV and Radio Appearances; Include Radio 4’s ‘Woman’s Hour’ BBC Breakfast TV, Granada TV, and frequent appearances and airplays on Radio Merseyside and Radio City.

Festival appearances with her band ‘The Other Kind’ include:-
Main stage at the Mathew St Festival, Liverpool
Headlining at the Liberty Festival in Trafalgar Sq London,
The Truck Festival, Oxford,
‘In the City’ Manchester.

Some of Sue’s Solo festival performances include:
‘Summer Nights Festival’ Edinburgh,
‘Americana’ Newark Showground,
‘Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival’ Devon
Liberty Festival Trafalgar Sq London
IPO Festival Liverpool (Frequently)
IPO Festival New York
IPO Festival Los Angeles (Frequently)
IPO Vancouver
Sheffield Pride

Some Acts Sue Has Opened for: Billy Bragg, The Christians, Magic Numbers, Ian MacNabb, Emmy Lou Harris, Little Feat, Steve Earle and Nanci Griffiths and many more….
Sue has also worked with the renowned guitarist, James Burton (Elvis’s lead guitarist) singing and playing in his band.

Sue is a patron of 2 charities - ‘The Jellybean Appeal’ for sick children at Arrowe Park hospital. Wirral, and ‘Attitude is Everything’ a national charity based in London to promote access for disabled people to music venues and festivals.
Sue is an active supporter of Sahir House a local aids charity and ‘KIND’ a local children’s charity. She also works closely with ‘AimHigher’ and SKILLS encouraging young people into higher education.

website susanhedges.reverbnation.com

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