+ VERSATILITYSue’s versatility in musical abilities and genre shows through in her working life.
From bluegrass to Mozart, opera to pop and celtic to rock, Sue's ability to change hats is extraordinary.
+ LOVE THAT HATGreat entertainers with a flare for fun!
Sue, partner Mikey Stove and good friend Dave Carter first came together as Love That Hat in the early 1990s and after a short break reformed in 2006. They play covers but most of all have a good time entertaining – the audience and themselves – at venues in Newcastle and further afield. They also play at weddings, parties, anything! For more info go to Love That Hat.
+ SMSA versatile Duo with something for everyone!
The Sue and Mikey Show covers classic ballads, rock and pop, and very lively Celtic music. They’ll take on anything, even the latest alternative and Top 40 music. Be surprised by where they’ll go! ! For more info go to The Sue and Mikey Show.
+ BOB CORBETT BANDAn original blend of folk, country, pop and bluegrass!
Bob Corbett asked Sue to be a founder member of his Roo Grass Band in 2009 performing an original blend of folk, country, pop and bluegrass songs. Bob, Sue, Dave Carter and Robbie Long have enjoyed an exciting journey since, particularly after Bob won the Toyota Starmaker in 2012.
They toured nationally, featured at festivals and had four golden guitar nominations. Their fourth album "Roovolution" was released in March. For more info go to Bob Corbett Band.
+ TEACHINGMore that just a great entertainer!
When Sue is not performing locally or nationally, she has a real job! She is part-time associate lecturer and contemporary voice teacher at The University of Newcastle, School of Creative Arts.
In that work, Sue musically directs ensembles, conducts group tutorials with the cohort of singers studying for the Bachelor of Music and lectures in various electives. She gains great satisfaction from playing some part in nurturing up and coming talent in Newcastle.
She is also researching the impact of different genres on the voice and possible teaching applications for cross-genre singing. Interesting stuff. For more info go to School of Creative Arts or Susan Carson.
+ LIVE THEATREOpera and Theatre... A Passion!
Sue’s busy schedule does not allow much indulgence in opera or music theatre, but she remains captured by this area of performance. She has worked with many directors, composers, playwrights and theatre companies over the years, performing roles such as Mozart’s Queen of the Night, Cunegonde in Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, and Heloise in Abelard and Heloise by Newcastle composer Ross Fiddes and librettist Paul Kavanagh.