A rather late Happy New Year  

Hi there, I am getting worse at this update business. The start of 2021 has been a bit of a difficult one, we lost a friend and old band member Michael Paice, Mick was a really funny character, a sweet man who played sax and and blues harp with great passion, I am honoured to have known and worked with him, he had a massive impact on everyone he knew. Sadly our Eddie has left The Right Band, he has been with us since the beginning and an integral part of how our music sounds and the fun we have on stage and off, Eddie will be sorely missed. To top things off I've been hit with the blinkin corona virus! I was flabbergasted at how badly I got hit given that I am so physical in my every day life and eat and drink really well, it has knocked the wind right from my sails only beginning to get some strength back after 23 days...madness! Its not been a great start to the year at all!

Before I got sick I did do a live show as part of an evening called 6 Women singing created by Chad Strentz and Pete Ferrugia and I played with my friend Andy who is, along with his wife Bev, my support bubble here in the South, he did very well at being Matt Jackson for the evening and it was great fun. 

We also made this video, in actual fact I made my part of this video with my mobile on the very day that I caught the virus. Its a song I wrote on the way to Matts one day when we were making the duo album we made before christmas, I just love what it sounds like with full band on the go, its mad that our backdrops and outfits ended up matching - no, we didn't call each other ha ha ha ha. The duo album is really different, I love it, its melodic and has some really old songs on that Matt and I do as duo (I've added one to the blog), as well as soon we've wrote together for the band; it's called 'One for me Mam' or one for my mother in the queen's english ha ha. Made in Matts loft on a computer with nothing fancy I think its great, also for sale in our online store.

https://youtu.be/q2J9nECQrzo

It's hard to seem optimistic, it's hard to be motivated, we've missed Mardi Gras, we're missing friends and family and dancing and music and all the rest of it but if we're well and can manage to stay positive we can prevail, after being so sick it has made me appreciate what we have, to have our health is incredible!  

Sending love to you, stay sane and well  

Suzie xxx

ps, I decided to make these scrapbook entries into blogs so we can interact a little :)

Hi, well, 2020 is a bit of a washout BUT we did get to play together while the lockdown was lifted a few times thankfully. These videos are from The Country Soul Sessions, a special place for us and this a very special gig, I cant thanks the guys enough for having us. The Soul of a Man song is something I've done a couple of times with Matt  but never in this kind of setting and my nerves killed me but the spirit in people has been dying this year, the spirit and the soul and the music; this song means as much today as it does when it was written xx 

We've been lucky here in the South in the pandemic for lush weather and music being had outside. A few weeks ago we did a gig on the famous Hastings pier where so many greats played .. now including us! ha ha ha. We then made a film for an online streaming project that's been created to raise awareness of our creative South called Audiotrope. Thanks to the Hastings team for stepping in for this, we had such fun and I think Al busked for the first time in his life afterward, it was SUCH a great weekend! Man I can't live without this stuff x

Oh my goodness, I didn't even tell you about the video we made! I'm terrible! Man I had some serious mental issues through this year and I don't want to go into it too much but yeah, I couldn't even LISTEN to music I missed it so much. Anyway blah blah some virus blah... we made THIS!! well Matt did, i honestly think its the best lockdown video ever!! and that's purely because I got the gogo girls I always wanted :) hee hee.  You must plug in your headphones or my voice gets squashed though. I LOVE this. Enjoy xx

WE ARE BACK

An evening with sister suzie

Man alive, this is actually the Fourth thing we did in two weeks but I have been to overcome to write about it, and ok, I admit, having way too much fun partying  overjoyed at being out there again. This is from one of our nights, 'An evening with' at The Stag Inn Hastings, I had a couple of really long interviews and these songs were wrapped in and around it. Its very naked playing without the band but this we have done this sort of thing a few times now and it makes for an interesting sound, I really like doing them. I hope you like it! eeek!