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Susan Aquila / Bio

New York City artist Susan Aquila is shaking up the world of Rock. She is the first electric violinist/singer to break through to the mainstream rock market in a big way. Her music blends metal, rock and punk and her incendiary electric violin solos are being heralded as: “... the hottest thing to hit rock since Van Halen recorded Eruption! She’s like the Jimi Hendrix of the electric violin and her vocal style is vibrant and dripping with soul. She combines the artistry of Blondie with the raw power of Janis!!”*

Susan is a double Grammy Nominee for Best New Artist and Best Rock Album of the year for her previous release “Broken Angel”, which propelled her into the top 5 in ReverbNation’s Artists Trending in the New York City Area, a position she held for six months.

She has performed and recorded the world over with the greatest icons of Rock, including: Paul McCartney, Elton John, Billy Joel, Beyonce, Brittney Spears, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, John Mayer, Josh Groban, Roger Daltry, Steven Tyler, Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae, Jay Z, Barry Manilow and a host of others.

In the past year, she has completed several national tours. Her onstage killer performances knocked out audiences from Maine to Florida and paired her with important Rock artists such as Lita Ford, Tantric and Soil. The excitement generated by her touring schedule is amping up the anticipation for her upcoming CD, Miss Conduct, which will debut in January, 2016 on Original Kitchen Records with music and lyrics by Rob Tomaro. This year also saw her Broadway debut and cast album for the original musical Amazing Grace.

Here are just a few advanced reviews from industry pros:

“I love it! She is a hell of a talent. I want to see her live some day, performing!!”

Genya Ravan – Rock Star (Ten Wheel Drive), Producer (Ronnie Spector), Radio Host – Little Steven’s Underground Garage, Sirius/XM Radio- which featured her 2014 hit “Intervention.”


“I love the whole thing; the tunes, the mix, the performance, the whole package! She sings with such emotion that you can really tell she’s feeling everything she’s singing about. The lyrics are deeply moving and struck a chord and her violin playing is hauntingly beautiful. There is so much computer generated pop music out there that it is wonderful to hear something that has real warmth and soul to it. You are going in the right direction! Keep going and never stop!”

Jerry Layne
Nashville Entertainer
Composer of “Carved in Stone”, number one hit on the Country charts from March to April 2014


“The power behind Susan’s music is truly inspirational. The diversity of the tracks keeps this music on a ‘must hear’ basis. Strong instrumental influence with raw, sensual vocals and cutting edge sounds of the electric violin combine for a rare and enlightening experience. All genres and all ages will enjoy it!!”

Paula Wilson- Tour Manager- Brett Michaels, Molly Hatchett, Eddie Money


‘Susan Aquila is a formidable and multi-talented performer. Producer/composer/guitarist Rob Tomaro has created a powerhouse setting that beautifully supports and showcases those talents. The music they make is high energy, danceable, and just plain fun!!”

Dan Einbender – Grammy Award Winning Producer and Entertainer


Susan is represented by powerhouse Rock Manager Andy Frances, who discovered Garth Brooks and Clint Black, and whose list of clients includes David Bowie, Prince, The Alarm and Jimmy Messina (of Loggins and Messina).

Inquiries for tour dates and personal appearances may be directed to:

Management: Adwater & Stir
Andy Frances

Susan records exclusively for:

Original Kitchen Records
Contact: President and CEO Rob Tomaro

*Bob Mackler, N.Y. Rock Review – Blogon5 –October , 2015

General Info

Band Members
Susan Aquila: Vocals and Violin, Rob Tomaro: Guitar and Backing Vocals, Jeremy Toledo: Bass, Doug Marocco: Drums
Artist Name
Susan Aquila
Profile Page
Active Since
Rock / Modern Rock / Album Rock

Contact Info

New York, NY
Andrew Frances: Adwater & Stir

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