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Susan Retter -BIO
Susan's first foray in singing classic rock started when sharing the lead singing duties with the band NDY (Not Dead Yet) in 1997. That band was started by some work friends and led to gigs from LA to Miami. NDY had 6 members and played everything from the 50s to the late 90s. It lasted for 5 years but was dissolved with the death of one of the members. Not comfortable with the name NDY the band changed its name to Take5 in 2002.
Take5 (5 members - get it?) beefed up their set list with harder edge classic rock repartee (38 Special, Heart, Guns & Roses, U2) and soon saw a loyal following begin to grow as they became a popular local hit in the far North Dallas music scene. Take5 retired in 2009.
Major early influences include female singers like Ann Wilson, Grace Slick, Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt, Joni Mitchell, and Linda Ronstadt. Later years include Joan Osborne, Sheryl Crowe and Sarah Mclachlan, Patty Griffin and Brandi Carlisle.