Hey there! Please allow me to introduce to you the wonderful team “Goodnight Suzie” comprising of Suzie and Ben and their newest song titled which they titled “Free”. “Free” deals with the issue of individual freedom and the need for introspection. This is how Northwest Sinfonia brings in an amazing voice of Suzie into their magic music.
in a recent interview with Mister Styx of Musicarenagh “GoodNight Suzie”, delved deeper into their personal lifes. They disclosed the genesis of their pseudonym, fans would utter “Goodnight Suzie” at the end of the night(Show) and that is when they began being referred to as “Goodnight Suzie”
Cool, right? Then, can you imagine what drives their creativity? Traveling! They exist as mobile travelers riding along in their RV inspired by breathtaking sceneries and fairy tales that emerged from Walt’s Disney magic.
Their music goes beyond the paycheck. It is spreading joy and honesty which comes from genuine motives. It is impressive that they’ve come such a long way since recording with an orchestra.
During the interview, the duo shared their main source of inspiration and this is what they had to say
”Not religion however Our Faith, We are driven & called to make music and bring good and truths into others lives and mostly bring happiness.”
“Goodnight, Suzie” is far beyond simply a collection of tunes. It is the story of perseverance and how one must follow their heart when it comes to music. Have fun with them in this fantastic, crazy journey.
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What is your stage name
Is there a story behind your stage name?
for 12 years performing 200 shows a year many fans would say “It Was a Good Night, Suzie” and then later when it was time for bed and very hard to wind down… it was like “GOODNIGHT! SUZIE, go to bed” type thing.
Where do you find inspiration?
Traveling. Ben my husband and co. lead of the band we live the RV life so we get to travel to beautiful places with amazing views. Other artists give us inspiration when we go and see live concerts. This past year and a half I had a dream coach that gave me so much inspiration and expanded my mind to dream bigger than I could ever imagine along with our team and our faith.
What was the role of music in the early years of your life? When I was a figure skater early years I would sing the national anthem for the shows. I took choir for 10 years and then I would back up sing for bigger artists and follow them around and help when I could to see how they operated. I would sell merch for them do whatever they needed to be a part of the scene. I did it all for free.
Are you from a musical or artistic family?
Not really. I had a great grandfather who played the drums. Ben however has a very musical family where everyone sings. Being ‘Free’: The Musical Quest of Goodnight Suzie”
Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
Probably from a very young age Disney movies, I was obsessed with the little mermaid and would go door to door and tell people I would sing for them for 10 cents. Then later in the coming of age years…
Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan, Karen Carpenter.
How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
From a young age I was writing melodies and lyrics then later when we started playing with other musicians it seemed to be the natural progression original writing was the focus and then covers became a way to make money or ad them to our original sets performing festivals and concert halls.
What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
I went to see the Steve Miller Band with my best friends parents. Ben said it was either The Drifters or white Zombie for him.
How could you describe your music?
Ethereal, Melodic – Adult Contemporary. Wine Pop. Classical Chamber Pop.
Describe your creative process.
I sit down at the piano and get a song starter. Take it to Ben with guitar and he helps craft then sometimes we involve our team to help finish and make sure everything makes sense. In this song’s case “Free” lyrics we got some help with our amazing friend David Kisor with lyrical look overs. With this project the songs then went to our composer Andrew Joslyn and he composed for the entire symphony parts.
What is your main inspiration?
Not religion however Our Faith, We are driven & called to make music and bring good and truths into others lives and mostly bring happiness.
What musician do you admire most and why?
Right now I would say Chris Stapleton for his uncanny abilities and lyrics and honesty in his writing.
Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
Definitely. Especially with this last project recording with a 45 piece orchestra. We have matured with the decades of being full time musicians.
Who do you see as your main competitor?
Im not sure that I like to go there as I believe there is really room for everyone and thier own audience. Comparison and competition is the killer of contentment. I think the truth is ourselves.
What are your interests outside of music?
We are full time RV life and we love to explore the united states. We love our little pups. Birdy & Louie (Morkie & Maltese) I love to make natural beauty products. Non – Profit work.
If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
Probably entrepreneur work. Working more with Non-Profits Event planning.
What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
I think the sturdy income and when we go to release original music how that can be really expensive. the hustle is wearing at times.
If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be? I dont think anything at this point. I could say more structure but that defies the mind of creatives.
Why did you choose this as the title of this project?
Queen Of Sparrows will be the title of the album to be released 2024.
What are your plans for the coming months?
Marketing, Marketing and signing up with the Grammy community becoming members.
Do you have any artistic collaboration plans
We would like to keep collaborating with our team and go overseas and work with orchestras there. First we need to get this music out to the world.
What message would you like to give to your fans?
Just to Keep going. Be tenacious. Treat the music biz like a day job and you will find your way.