black-eyed SUZIE core members, mother-daughter duo Christine and Jara Marek, are reinventing themselves following a 3-year hiatus and recent move to Winnipeg MB, where they have teamed up with fellow musicians Paige Drobot from The Psychics and Sara Jane Hamel from Labrador.
Building on the many songs never heard or recorded, the group has been busy developing the rich eclectic indie sound the former family band was known for combining haunting melodies with rich harmonics and atmospheric rhythms that captivate audiences young and old alike. Subtly dark with gothic undertones, black-eyed SUZIE’s songs speak of finding some beautiful truth in the unpleasant.
"When you grow up isolated on the Canadian prairie you develop a deep connection to the land, the sky, the trees and the creatures that reside there. Isolation becomes your best friend and at times your worst enemy. Since integrating into urban life we find we miss the stars most then the alternating silence and birdsong that is almost non-existent here over the hum of mechanical motors."
Coming from remote communities scattered across the vast Canadian landscape, each member brings their rural roots. These experiences are intertwined with some of the unconventional bass and percussive riffs and alternating classical to contemporary melodic vocal treatments that take you on a journey into the backwaters of Canadian life.
black-eyed SUZIE released their first studio album, Back To You, in 2012, and recently released their first music video in December 2017. The band has enjoyed playing house concerts, coffee houses, pubs, community celebrations and music festivals. Highlights include the National Elk’s Curling Bonspiel, Headlining the Manitoba Summer Games, Harvest Sun Music Festival Moody Manitoba Workshop, Swords and Sabres, The Manitoba Marathon, New Music Wednesdays, Winnipeg Fringe Fest, Fire and Water Music Festival, and Indie Week Pyramid Cabaret 2017. The band enjoys regular airplay on CFGW 94.1 Fox FM and CJ104 Stillwater FM, and have been featured on Made in Manitoba Golden West Radio, CKUW 95.9 FM, EV’s underground CKCU-FM 93.1 in Ottawa, and Random Tangents on www.95xonline.com Radio Texas.