Susie Dobson’s flourishing career takes another giant leap forward with the launch of her debut EP.
The Bristol-based teenager’s first offering, a five-track record called ‘Scrapbook’, was made possible thanks to a Kickstarter funding campaign, and It’s been quite a journey for someone who only set foot on stage for the first time just a couple of years ago.
Born with a love of song, Susie first discovered a passion for performing while studying Musical Theatre at school, and through singing lessons enforced by her parents which, to her surprise, she found she enjoyed.
After being introduced to the ukulele by friends, she soon bought her own… and another one… and another one…!
Susie was soon on stage at her local folk club and began to fall in love with traditional song, to complement her existing contemporary musical tastes… and thus, her unique style was born.
The folk scene in Bristol began to sit up and take notice, and Susie soon found herself opening for the likes of Gilmore & Roberts, Hattie Briggs, Said The Maiden, Claudia Schwab and Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys, as well as performing at Bristol Folk Festival, Folk On The Water, Keynsham Music Festival, Bristol Fringe and a host of local events.
Now she releases ‘Scrapbook’, produced by Lukas Drinkwater at Everyone Sang Studios in Stroud and featuring five of her favourite songs. She is accompanied on the EP by Ant Miles on guitar, piano and kalimba, Amy Reynolds on violin and Lukas on guitars, bass and percussion.