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The music of Sue Brescia


"How can I possibly tell you who I am in these few paragraphs or what music means to me as an artist? I can begin by labeling myself as a Adult Contemporary / New Age singer, songwriter, musician and composer or I can simply tell you writing music is my bliss. And since I never liked labels, I prefer the latter of the two.
The collection of my life's experiences and mortality's reasoning have sculpted me into the artist I am today. It is where my fervency for music originates. Writing lyrics to a song, composing an arrangement, placing the spaces between each note - all come from the core of my being, from a spiritual place.
How can I not share the music of my soul knowing I could possibly miss the gift of opportunity to inspire, unite or transcend time? As Sri Chinmoy so eloquently put it "after silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music."
So as I move forward along this musical journey, be sure to visit now and then for new songs, arrangements and news updates. And lastly, dare to find and share your own greatness, your bliss. Life is too short not to."    Sue

  • Sue was born in New Britain, Conn.

  • She was named after her grandfather's favorite flower, the Black-Eyed Susan

  • Sue is one of four girls in her family

  • When she was 8 years old, her Uncle Vincent introduced her to the guitar

  • Her first guitar mysteriously appeared under a Christmas tree one winter's eve

  • At age 12, she wrote her first song

  • Upon graduating high school, Sue joined a Top 40 band "Starting Over"

  • Sue's college major was in Commercial Art and minor in Music

  • Her first musical - a supporting role as Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof

  • Sue performed for members of the royal family at the Victory Syndicate Ball

  • She has appeared in various cabarets and musicals throughout New England

  • Her first showcase was at New York City's Catch A Rising Star

  • After her battle with a rare cancer, Sue self-produced her first album

  • She is a self-taught musician who plays guitar, mandolin, ukulele, piano, djembe

  • Sue has been compared to Jane Oliver, Eva Cassidy, Karen Carpenter, Edith Piaf

  • Music style is mostly adult contemporary

  • The music Sue listens to: Yo-Yo Ma, Josh Groban, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Loreena McKennitt, Sarah McLachlan, Jane Siberry, Patty Griffin, Enya

  • She has held several benefit concerts to help raise funds for various charities

  • Additional CD releases "Hope Rising" and "Our Last First Time

  • Sue writes and arranges all of her material

  • The cello is Sue's favorite instrument

  • Sue is hoping to work on new material in the near future

  • Sue is also a sketch artist and enjoys working with charcoals and pastels


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