Biography

Sue Lovell has recently been awarded a First Class Bachelors Degree with Honours from the University of Kent.

During her musical career she has performed a wide range of genres, from classical to contemporary music.

Classically trained at Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School, Sue took an extended break from music performance. However, in 2003 she rediscovered her joy of singing having joined local amateur dramatics group Horsmonden Players, where she is now musical director.

In 2014 Sue sang and played trumpet on a Christmas single, as part of The Acoustic Reverbs.  It’s still available here, with all proceeds going to a charity for children with life-limiting illness, Taylor Made Dreams.

Having founded Horsmonden Village Choir in 2013 and as an active member of the Women’s Institute, Sue has formed other small vocal groups, performing popular songs that she has arranged for choir. In 2018 she ventured into composing original choral works, with her piece Sassoon’s Armistice being performed in Siegfried Sassoon’s home village of Matfield to mark the centenary of the end of WWI. Sue is now a member of Brenchley Choral Society and she volunteers and co-leads the Hospice in the Weald Community Choir.  In 2019 she composed the SATB arrangement of lyrics that the choir have written.

Sue enjoys songwriting and singing popular music regularly in her duo Liquorice Lounge, but has also been described as having a ‘pure’ voice, particularly suited to ballads, classical and harmony work. She hugely enjoys singing with others and heeds her songwriting lecturer’s advice to ‘never turn down a collaboration’ although this sometimes means recording EDM (electronic dance music) and performing classically in church within the same week!

Notwithstanding the above, Sue’s passion is for wellness through music and is pursuing a career in this direction, facilitating music groups in Kent. She is currently undertaking work experience at Hospice in the Weald and working towards becoming a multi-instrumentalist.  Sue has remained unperturbed by recent events and runs her vocal groups including Medway Skylarks and Paddock Wood Community Voices via Zoom.

If you would like to know more about working with Sue, please contact her on info@versatilevocals.co.uk.

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