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Suzanne Palmer

Suzanne Palmer

Suzanne Palmer, the featured vocalist on hit tracks by Grammy award winner Peter Rauhofer’s Club 69 (“Much Better,” “Alright,” “Muscles”), the Absolute’s UK gold record “I Believe,” her irresistible 2001 club anthem “Hide U,” her 2002 club smash “Show Me,” the UK breakout trance/house collaboration with DJ Tiesto, “643/Love’s On Fire,” her club classics, “Luv 2 Luv,” “Home,” “Sound Of The Drum,” “Fascinated,” and “Free My Love,” and her recent releases, “Fame” and “Big Love,” Suzanne has stunned crowds internationally with her spirited, gospel-inflected performances.

Equally at home singing r&b, gospel, house, pop, and jazz, Palmer boasts impeccable credentials. The daughter of a jazz pianist, she grew up on Chicago’s south side. By age sixteen she was performing professionally. She has appeared on albums with Angela Bofill, Jeff Lorber, and Terry Callier. Earth, Wind, and Fire’s Maurice White signed her to a solo recording project. Palmer toured Europe with the Victory Singers, a renowned Chicago gospel choir, and tore down the house on New York’s nationally televised “Show Time at the Apollo.” In Poland, at the prestigious Sopot International Pop Festival, she competed against singers from sixteen countries to win the Best Solo Vocalist award. She appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” singing with Gloria Estefan on her 1996 Olympic Games anthem, “Reach.” The February 1998 issue of Jazziz magazine declared Palmer a winner in its talent search for “Voices of the New Jazz Culture.”

In the summer of 1997, after signing to the Twisted America/MCA label, she began her fruitful artistic partnership with producer/DJ Peter Rauhofer, as a featured vocalist on the Club 69 album, “Style.” The album yielded three hit singles for Suzanne, “Much Better,” “Alright,” and “Muscles,” and firmly established her as a major star in the club music scene.

In 1998 Suzanne began writing and recording at the Vienna studio of the production team Beat 4 Feet. The resulting tracks reflected a stylistic diversity and emotional range rarely found – let alone handled with such confidence – by an artist. Rousing dance floor numbers such as the inspirational house anthem “Stand Up!” and the classic, disco-drenched “It’s My Life” and “The Rhythm Goes On,” offset smoldering ballads like “So Much For Promises” and “If I Had To Do It All Again,” the Chaka Khan-Esque “Good Good Lovin’,” the techno-soul grooves of “Eyes Of A Broken Child” and “Lonely Is The Night,” the sultry mid-tempo jams like “Love Will Be The Key,” and “One For Me.” Unfortunately, the Twisted label was forced to close its doors before the album could be released.

In 2001 Suzanne reunited with producer/DJ Peter Rauhofer to record “Hide U” for Peter’s own Star 69 label. It began topping the DJ playlists as soon as promo copies went out, and rapidly broke into the Billboard Club Play chart’s top 5. 2002 saw the release of her Rauhofer-produced house hit, “Show Me,” as well as her collaboration with master trance DJ Tiesto, the European breakout smash, “643/Love’s On Fire.”

On June 21, 2005, Suzanne celebrated the release of her first full-length cd for Star 69, entitled “Home.” Executive producer Rauhofer teamed her up with some of the most creative and cutting-edge producers, writers, and remixers around, including Anthony Acid, Peter Bailey, Beat Hustlerz, Blue Room, Dezrok, Cevin Fisher, Fred Jorio, Eric Kupper, Angel Moraes, David Morales, and Orange Factory.

In 2008, Suzanne embarked on a new project with DJ/producer Bill Bennett, resulting in the release of their remake of the classic, “Fame,” along with Suzanne’s very first music video.

Most recently, Suzanne has collaborated, once again, with Peter Rauhofer on a remake of the classic, “Big Love.”

With her potent blend of musical styles winning converts in all genres, fans from San Francisco to London to Rio to Sydney agree that Suzanne Palmer is a talent to be reckoned with!

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