SEASONED MUSICIAN: Sue Bond, is a Sunshine Coast hidden gem.
SEASONED MUSICIAN: Sue Bond, is a Sunshine Coast hidden gem. GEOFF

Jazz supremo Sue Bond returns for intimate Coast show

ENTERTAINER Sue Bond is now almost synonymous with the Sunshine Coast and will be performing at Nambour on May 28.

A seasoned musician, she has had some remarkable achievements in her career, singing with Don Burrows on ABC television and working with Glen Shorrock, Spandau Ballet, Tony Barber, Kate Ceberano and Colleen Hewitt.

Sue spent her time as a cabaret singer in and around the Sydney Club circuit in the early 70's and remembers how hard it was to get a gig when every agent was more interested in how long your legs were or what your bust size was.

After singing with all the best people in the best places Sue Bond now spends her time between teaching her skills to other singers and being invited to perform at the Brisbane Power House and Jazz Clubs around the state.

Her crystal clear vocal talents and expert technique have her selecting material from the Great American Songbook.

Sue spent the best part of the 80's performing with Perth channel 9 Orchestra and being a regular host of many TV variety shows in Brisbane and Perth and since settling back in Queensland has been building a successful business as a vocal educator whilst still managing to forge a name for herself in the jazz world.

"To sound like yourself is a very difficult thing,” she said.

"What I mean by that is, not just to not sound like Billie Holiday or Sarah Vaughn, but to have something that is your own, so that people can say, 'I know that singer.' To add style, and timing and an aesthetically pleasing quality to a song till you breathe life into it is no mean accomplishment.”

Sue will be bringing an intimate show to The Jazz Sessions at the Bison Bar in Nambour on Sunday May 28, 3:30pm.

With Sue on guitar will be Arron Bool who was part of the vibrant music scene in Melbourne before moving to Queensland where he now performs with many jazz singers.

Joining them is Peter Walters on Double Bass.

Peter has been regarded as the premium jazz bassist in Brisbane, working as a professional musician for 25 years and as a bass tutor for the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. He has backed such artists as Don Burrows, James Morrison, Sheila Jordan, Grace Knight and many more and now looks forward to being part of this first-class concert.

What: Sue Bond Trio

Where: The Jazz Sessions, The Bison Bar, C-Square, 52-64 Currie St, Nambour.

When: 3:30pm, Sunday 28th May, 2017.

Tickets: $20 - book online - www.stickytickets.com.au.

Inquiries: Robyn Brown, info@sassyjazz.com.au, 0403 152 397


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