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Aussie Rock ‘n’ Roll Royalty – Suze DeMarchi

By Scott Tweedie on August 26, 2015 in Arts

Photo: Scott Tweedie

Photo: Scott Tweedie

Suze DeMarchi, Australian rock ‘n’ roll royalty and Baby Animals lead singer, has just released her brand new solo album, ‘Home’, having recently returned to Australia and settled in Coogee after living the rock star lifestyle in Los Angeles for the past 18 years. Her latest record features collaborations with some of Aussie rock’s biggest legends including Jimmy Barnes, Russell Morris, Tex Perkins and Diesel, to name just a few.

My new album, ‘Home’, could be described as… all the songs and emotions that you would hope to explain how you feel about home – in one record.

The most exciting thing about the local music scene in Australia compared to America is… I’ve always been a big proponent for the live side of being in a band and Australians have always had it over a lot of other countries when it comes to being good live.

My earliest music memory is… my mother – she was an amazing singer and she used to sing all the time around the house. Or my dad singing in church; he was tone deaf, so he’d sing and we’d all kind of move away because he was so out of tune.

My biggest fan has got to be…
these two guys, the ‘stalking crew’, Alex and Brett. We know them by name because they come to every show; they travel all around Australia. These guys have families and they dump them to come to every show.

There was this one time when I was starting out that… I was living in London and kind of not doing much, just partying and not working hard, and Diesel was with me and he just looked at me and said, “When are you going to start believing in yourself?” That’s what made me really pull my socks up and actually get off my arse and make things happen.

If I could have written any song, it would have been… Led Zeppelin’s ‘Rock and Roll’. Or ‘Happy Birthday’ because of the royalties.

One person I’d still really like to record with is… Jack White!

The current state of rock ‘n’ roll is…
coming back up. I don’t think rock ‘n’ roll will ever die; it’s a feeling not just music. For me, when I started playing it was all about the guitars. It’s about when more than one guitar is played in sync and how that can make you feel.

The best part about moving back to Australia has been… the ability to play a lot again. Working. Working. Working.

The best place fro coffee/breakfast in the Eastern Suburbs is… Café de France in Coogee, because I really like the girl who runs it.

Suze DeMarchi’s new album, ‘Home’, is out now. To find out more about Suze, visit