Susan Lily New Music


Sunday, 2 December 2018

What a Lovely Way to end 2018!

Dear Lovely Ones,

Yesterday marked a significant event in my music career as I became a semi-finalist in the Tamworth Songwriters Association annual songwriting competition in two categories.  This is a first for me and I'm so grateful to so many people for the opportunity to record and then to showcase my songs around the world as well as inside my home country.  

Here are the categories my songs are in:

The first is the bluegrass section and it's my current single FEELING LOVE.  this song reached into the national charts in October to #25 and just made its debut into the TYGA FM top 40 chart at #19 this week.  It's a track about gratitude to friends and how much they mean to each and everyone of us.  Friends are there for our good and bad times and it's during the harder times that friends can make a true difference to our lives.  A great friend can be the difference in our recovery time from heartache or sorrow.

The second song that is a semi-finalist is the song I wrote about our wonderful Port Adelaide, TOUGH AS GERANIUM.  It's a song about the relationship between the wild geraniums that grow on the streets of the Port and the tenacity of the suburb to weather some of the storms of it's recent past.  Historically a busy port, it became a shadow of it's former self until recently.  Like the geranium, the Port has survived the dry times and is now enjoying a resurgence as it so richly deserves.

There are many people to thank, and here is but a few:

Anthony Stewart from Red Brick Recording Studios in Adelaide and all the musicians who played on the tracks
Neville Clark from Disk Edits who mastered the album tracks
The late John Baker, from The Baker Suite for his mentorship during the Semaphore Songs Project in 2015.
The TSA for hosting these awards

to my darling handyman, Graham, thank you for your unending support and belief.

If you haven't had a chance to listen to my new album FREE SPIRITED, and the semi-final songs, then you can do so via the link below the album cover.

Many thanks also to all my mates, and social media friends and radio presenters.  You all make up a wonderful part of my world and I'm so grateful to everyone.

lots of love

susan xx

Locals Supporting Locals - ichooseSA

Dear Lovely ones,

December started with a BANG! musically.  I was fortunate to perform in two great events yesterday. The first was GINCIDENT, down at Harts Mill with a couple of the Beach House Boys (Mark and Pete).  We did a fun 45 minute set of my songs and and selected covers: including a rousing rendition of WHAT SHALL WE DO WITH A DRUNKEN SAILOR... which went well with the crowd.  It was a fun afternoon of music, food and Gin tasting by all.

Here are the small businesses I supported on the day:

Decadent doughnuts....yummmm from Cherry Darlings

I had a fabulous iced coffee from Mischief Brew to go with the doughnut :)

if that wasn't fun enough, I also ended up playing a set with the Gov's Variety Show down at Adelaide's own Governor Hindmarsh in the front bar.  

If you've never been to Adelaide's ONLY live variety show just know it's on every 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month in the front bar of the Gov.  This variety includes music artists, comedians, magicians, dancers... in fact, sometimes you will be surprised by the acts on.  The shows are free however if people donate a bit as they come through then the artists will get a little something.
The great thing about this show is that it is very supportive to innovative and new material.  it's a chance for audiences to hear and see for the first time, an artist's new material.

One of the great things that these events showcase is local talents.  Whether it be the food and beverage businesses or artists and  agencies that reside here in SA, events like these rally to showcase and support everyday people who dream big.  Let's keep on supporting local; it's our neighbourhood we are keeping alive.  This in turn keeps the greater wheels of our society turning.

Thank you all so much for supporting me and other small businesses!