Down Comes the Night
ABOUT SUSAN SANDBERG Singer. Writer. Performer. Player. From the bars and clubs of Los Angeles to a sold-out two week engagement at the famed House of Live in Paris, Susan Sandberg has become, in the words of Request Magazine, "the strong contender to succeed Liz Phair and Alanis Morissette." Her solo debut album, 1998's STRIPPING FOR JESUS immediately garnered critical acclaim. Senior Writer Chris Willman of Entertainment Weekly wrote "Susan Sandberg hits all the right sweet tart chords with her expertly produced and played album." Two tracks in particular quickly got the attention of film and television producers, with the song "Girl With All The Goodbyes" heard in the hit show "Dawson's Creek" and the film "Late Last Night." Another track, "Hey Batter" found even wider appeal, most notably in the smash comedy by the Farrelly Brothers, "There's Something About Mary." National club gigs soon followed, as well as a two-week engagement at the House of Live in Paris, an eclectic club that has showcased such acts as Hootie and The Blowfish and Emmy Lou Harris. Additional tour dates in Rome and the Italian Riviera exposed Susan to an ever-widening fan-base. She followed up with her second solo album, DOWN COMES THE NIGHT, co-produced by Jesse Valenzuela (Gin Blossoms). Once again, critical acclaim heralded her "poetic flair" and "keen sense of pop rhythm." Minneapolis music critic Jon Bream said the album "suggests an Aimee Mann who actually gets out of the house and has an intriguingly unrequited 'outside life' instead of merely a vividly neurotic 'inner life'." And once again, Hollywood took notice, using "Mile High" in the Adam Sandler film "Mr. Deeds", the hit NBC drama "Leap of Faith" and the syndicated smash "V.I.P." starring Pamela Anderson. Oh the list goes on...... In 2003, Susan wrote, produced and performed a satirical rock album about a beautifully insipid, all-teen-girl rock band. In 2004, it got the attention of FOX Television and was developed as a television series pilot. Once they sucked the funny right out of it, Susan took her ball elsewhere. UNTITLED GREATNESS is currently in production with Six Point Harness Animation in Los Angeles. In 2005, she formed the melodic pop trio, Tres Diablos with Jesse Valenzuela and Danny Wilde (The Rembrandts). Their first album, GREATEST HITS, VOL. 1 will be released in Spring, 2007. Susan continues to write for other artists as well. She has five cuts on the Gin Blossoms album, MAJOR LODGE VICTORY. She co-wrote "Mystery Train Kept A Rollin'" with Brian Setzer for the Stray Cats, their first studio recording in over 13 years. She has also written with cult fav Steve Wynn and Nashville's finest, singer songwriter Hal Ketchum. SUSAN SANDBERG: Mildly ambivalent about sleeping her way to the top.