The Suzanne Sheridan Band Bios

Suzanne Sheridan SUZANNE SHERIDAN

Suzanne is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, professional portrait photographer and long-time resident of Westport, CT.
Her first jingle as a singer was “Join the Pepsi People” for Pepsi Cola Company, which won the coveted Clio Award. She also sang on many jingles for companies such as Hasbro Toys’ “Weebles”, Hardees, and Texaco.
In New York City she played at Gerties Folk City, The Bitter End, and Reno Sweeny’s. She also wrote music for the PBS children’s show “THE ELECTRIC COMPANY.”
Along with songwriter Lee Kweller, Suzanne wrote “The Power’s In You” which won an Honorable Mention in the gospel category at the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Suzanne starred in a sold-out rock ‘n roll concert, “SHE’S A REBEL, FEARLESSLY GOING WHERE NO WOMAN HAS GONE BEFORE,” covering famous male-dominated rock ‘n roll songs from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s from a woman’s perspective.
Suzanne also co-wrote with Rozanne Gates, the country cult hit, “90 Pound Suburban Housewife Driving in Her SUV.”

Suzanne has also written for and performed as part of the group “Exit 43,” a Unitarian-gospel, three-part harmony, guitar-driven, musical powerhouse. In 2009, the group recorded its first CD, “Home at Last.” also available on CDBaby.com
She has traveled throughout the Northeast, Canada (twice) and Australia performing her Tribute to the music of Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen. On September 22, 2012, Suzanne performed a concert of the Mitchell/Cohen music at Voices Café in Westport, CT and this live recording is now available at CDBaby.com and on her website, http://www.suzannesheridanmusic.com. This CD is entitled, “Suzanne Sheridan Sings the Music of Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen.” She performed this concert in 2014 at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven as a benefit for the ACLU’s ongoing campaign for Marriage Equality.

Suzanne produces and performs an ongoing series at the Westport Historical Society called “Coffeehouse at the Wheeler’s” which has become extremely popular among folk audiences. Suzanne’s tribute to Carole King, Carly Simon and Joni Mitchell – the women who changed pop music forever – began at the “Coffeehouse at the Wheeler’s” and has had great success in many venues since the first at the WHS.
Other recordings include her latest compilation of 20 of her original songs entitled “Standing Ovation” also available through CDbaby.com. Her music website has her upcoming gigs scheduled for 2015: http://www.suzannesheridanmusic.com; her photography website is http://www.suzannesheridan.com.
For booking contact Rozanne Gates 203-984-7562

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BOB COOPER

Bob hails from upstate New York, and now lives in Westport, CT after 21 years in the Boston area.

He played piano in the John Mooney Blues Band from 1978 to 1981, performing at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Tipitina’s and other venues. He appeared on John Mooney’s first two recordings: “Comin’ Your Way” (1978) and “Telephone King” (1981).

He has played with many bands since then. He was the keyboard player for Harvey Robbins’ Doo-Wopp Hall of Fame concerts from 2000 to 2009, including the annual Boston Symphony Hall induction ceremony for 7 consecutive years.

In addition to performing regularly with Suzanne, he currently plays with Monterey Collective, Old School, The Backup Band, Uptown Jazz and Gumbo.

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10403188_10152731205038713_3544156139642865689_nJOE MEO

Joe Meo is a multi-woodwind player who has had a wide-ranging musical career that seemed preordained – his first instrument (a clarinet) fell out of a car and landed across the street from his house when he was 8 years old! Joe has played in numerous rock, funk and jazz bands from New Jersey to Massachusetts and has toured the world with the Jeff Holmes Big Band and the Ed Palermo band and has played with the Tonight Show orchestra under Doc Severinsen. He has played with many pop artists including Billy Vera, the Pointer Sisters, the Four Tops, the Temptations, and Johnny Mathis. His abilities on clarinet, sax and flute have allowed him to play in pit orchestras for Broadway productions. Lately he has added guitar and vocals to his musical arsenal. He also has a thriving teaching career, teaching privately and substituting in private and public schools. He is equally adept at all genres of music combining outstanding reading skills and the ability to improvise, allowing him to fit seamlessly into any musical situation.

 

JAKE HABEGGER

Jake Habegger holds a Bachelors degree in music performance from Western Connecticut State University. During his studies at WCSU, Jake had the great opportunity to share the stage with jazz legends John Scofield, Rufus Reid, and Benny Golson. Mr. Habegger is an in-demand freelance musician and educator. He has taught piano and drum lessons privately in Fairfield County for over three years and has been teaching drum lessons since he graduated high school in 2007. Mr. Habegger currently plays in the New Haven-based experimental rock band, Rudeyna, who can be heard performing all over Connecticut


 
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