As an artist
It was difficult to graduate and ‘not’ be in a band after studying Media & Performance at Salford University in the 90’s.
It was here, inside the walls of the old Adelphi building with its maze of basement recording studios, labyrinthine corridors and intense creative energy where Suzy met Tim Allen (of the band K), John Smith (John Lennon Songwriting Award Winner) and Alan Lowles (session musician of ‘I am Kloot’ and Airtight Studios).
Together they formed folk/rock band Megiddo and released their debut EP of original songs ‘On the Outside’ in 1996, featuring two acoustic guitars, a mandolin and fretless bass. The band were regulars on the the UK Folk Circuit featuring at The Mean Fiddler, London, Band on the Wall, Winchester Folk Festival, Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival and Monmouth Music Festival to name a few.
Due to other music-related work commitments, Megiddo disbanded in 1997 and Suzy formed a new project band ‘Trade’ with Tim Allen, fusing acoustic folk/rock with electronica. Their debut gig saw them headline at Manchester’s Night & Day and then, under the moniker of ‘Starlite’, perform at Norfolk’s Eastern Haze Festival and across Manchester.
As well as their music being syndicated by one of the UK’s largest cinema chains, the band was also invited to record an original arrangement of the 60’s classic ‘Georgy Girl’ for London record label, Future Legend Records. It was released on CD and vinyl as part of their critically acclaimed cult series ‘Themes from the Sixties.’
Following a move to the Isle of Man in 2009 Suzy started working with musician and producer Simon Campbell. She was soon out playing the live circuit with her band ‘Starlite’, featuring all her own original songs, including Mannifest, the island’s largest outdoor three day festival; this time with a full band and a rockier edge to the music.
In 2014, Suzy moved to Valencia with her now husband Simon where they continued to write and record, releasing their ambient piece Happiness in Halos, having also worked in the studio and performed on Simon’s 2014 album, The Knife, co-writing the track Do You Want Me.
That year also changed her life in a massive way when Suzy became completely addicted to playing bass guitar. She has already worked as a session musician in the recording studio and recently played bass in Simon’s band on his 2015 UK tour. Following the tour they formed the Starlite Campbell Band.
Suzy and Simon have been writing furiously, co-writing a healthy catalogue of songs which could fill up the next three albums and have just finished recording their debut album, 'Blueberry Pie' which will be released on 1st February, 2017.
As a session musician and producer
Suzy is co-owner of Supertone Records and together with Simon, set up their world class residential recording facility in the mountains close to Valencia in November 2014; at the heart of which is a 40 channel Trident Vector analog console. This both serves their needs as artists and producers but also has limited availability for selected commercial clients.
Suzy manages the label and studio, heads the marketing and also assists with production / engineering, especially as a vocal coach.