“2011 Grand Band Slam - Best Singer/Songwriter: Suzanne Vick There are a lot of singing songwriters out there, but not many around here can match Suzanne Vick in the singing part. A strong and versatile vocalist (and voice teacher by day), she's performed in rock, pop, funk and folk groups, racking up years of professional musicianship before finally recording her pop-rock solo debut in 2009. She released a new single, "Sweet Thing," earlier this year, and recently she dropped dance remixes of an older song — another testament to her versatility. ”
“This artist could stand along with Carol King, Carly Simon and Janis...”
"...'The Brightness of Orchids' displays a talented singer-songwriter whose career as an album-producing musician is just starting to bud. She’s certainly someone to keep an eye on in the next few years, and it should be interesting to see what direction she goes as far as musical style is concerned."
“Suzanne Vick really knows how to sing. Possessing a strong vocal range and an authentic, soulful sound, Vick’s debut CD "The Brightness of Orchids" incorporates elements of rock, soul, jazz, and funk rolled out in classic fashion..."”
“Songwriter Honors Domestic Violence Victim: When singer-songwriter Suzanne Vick found herself deeply moved by the death of a local woman at the hands of her estranged husband, Vick expressed herself in the way she does best. Vick wrote "Loud and Free" in memory of Cathy Fox,... Now she is offering the song as a digital download through iTunes and CDBaby, with the proceeds going to help Fox's three grown children. "I didn't know Cathy personally, but I've been friends with her first husband, Will (Duchon), and through him I met Lauren, Cathy and Will's daughter," Vick said. "Lauren asked me to play at the funeral, and I was struck by how positive everyone said Cathy was, and for her to die like that..." Read more: http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Songwriter-honors-domestic-violence-victim-2268993.php#ixzz1dmguwW7Y ”
“Out of Milford Tragedy, A Song of Hope, Love: Suzanne Vick has never been able to get the tragedy of the Sept. 23 murder/suicide of her friend’s mother out of her mind. On that day, Catherine Fox was stabbed and strangled in what the chief state medical examiner’s office ruled a homicide, and her husband, Kenneth Fox, committed suicide by hanging. Fox also stabbed the family dog, Rocky, at least 10 times, leaving the animal for dead. Vick, a family friend, attended Catherine’s memorial service and after participating in the celebration of her life decided to put many of those words to music. “I did not know Cathy personally. At the memorial service I got to know her, people got up and celebrated her life,” Vick said. “I think I was more upset after the memorial service by how much her death affected so many people.” Vick said she did not plan to write the song, it just happened. Article continued...”
“Best Singer/Songwriter 2010 - She’s no stranger to the Band Slam, but she might be a stranger to you. This year’s Best Singer/Songwriter was formerly the frontwoman of Electric Mayhem. With that band, she won Best Funk in the Fairfield Weekly’s 2007 and 2008 Band Slams. Now on the solo tip, the singer, music teacher and writer is enjoying the success of The Brightness of Orchids, her debut LP released late last year. Listeners of Annie Lennox, Tori Amos and Alanis Morissette will enjoy Vick’s music — she names all three as influences.”
" 'The Brightness of Orchids'...has a late '80s/early '90s radio-friendly flavor...The dance-y 'Tattered' single has a club pulse in a Madonna's 'Ray of Light' or Tori Amos' 'Raspberry Swirl' kind of way."
“A wonderful quote from a fellow performer and voice student: '…mostly, I just find your music inspiring... It's great hearing you sing so naturally. Makes me happy.'”