A native of Toronto Canada, Suzie McNeil was born into a musical family. She was practically raised singing with her mother and sister, learning to collaborate from a very early age.
From that foundation, Suzie evolved into a versatile, powerful artist, who combines a magnetic stage presence with vocal and multi-instrumental (piano, guitar & harmonica) ability.
Throughout the years she has compiled an impressive record of musical accomplishments. Suzie is a musical Jack-of-all-trades. These have ranged from live shows beside some of North America’s top artist (Alan Frew, Jeff Healey, Dave Navarro, P!nk, INXS, Scott Weiland, Gavin Rossdale) to consummate professionalism tracking in the studio (Kara Dioguardi, Steven Tyler, Buckcherry, Matt Nathanson, Foreigner) to commercial jingles, to performing in front of crowds of up to 200,000 people.
Suzie was the last woman standing on CBS television’s reality series Rockstar: INXS in 2005. She is featured singing duets on INXS’ release SWITCH, and American Idol finalist Clay Aiken’s release; A Thousand Different Ways.
Suzie sang back-up vocals for P!nk on her North American tour, entertained the troops in Afghanistan on an armed forces tour, performed at the 2010 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremonies, and starred in the Toronto Debut of Queen’s We Will Rock You musical as the role of Oz.
Suzie has released 4 albums in Canada, all of which have had multiple singles that reached a spot in the Top 20 Canadian pop charts.Her 2008 single SuperGirl went gold, peaked at #3 on the charts, and was the most played song by a Canadian artist several weeks in a row. Her fourth album This Is Christmas features 5 original Christmas songs and receives extensive airplay every season in Canada.
Suzie’s song Believe has been featured on many network TV series including The Biggest Loser, Beauty & The Geek, The Hills, and Oprah Winfrey’s The Big Give. 2009 ended with her song Let’s Go being featured on ABC to promote Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve with millions of viewers watching the ball drop at Times Square.
Suzie was nominated for a 2008 Canadian Radio Music Award, a 2008 “Best New Artist” JUNO award, and was awarded The Canadian Independent Music award’s “Favorite Pop Artist/Group of the Year”.
Suzie was a featured judge and mentor for 4 seasons of YTV’s ‘Idol-esque’ search for the next teen singing-sensation: The Next Star, and her song Let’s Go could also be heard as the theme song.
Suzie is working with humanitarian organization World Vision to promote the sponsorship of children in underprivileged nations such as Africa where she personally visited in 2008. She has written a song about her experiences called AlOne and all sale proceeds of the song go to World Vision.
Suzie has recently moved to Nashville to start a family band called Loving Mary, featuring her long time producer Marti Frederiksen, country artist Rebecca Lynn Howard and her husband, guitarist Andrew Mactaggart.They are getting a lot of attention and buzz from fans and industry alike, and they are now in the studio recording their first full length album.
Loving Mary is also Steven Tyler’s live band when he’s touring his new solo country act. They have already played multiple shows in 2015 and will be heading out on a 30-city North American tour in the summer of 2016.