Susie Scurry is a bourgeoning singer-songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. Susie’s songwriting is clear and economical, original yet familiar, honest and romantic in the manner of old classic standards.
Her voice delivers lament and subtle wit in equal measure, singing about life and death, lost love and a modern world gone awry. Her style and sound has been described by the press as ‘nostalgic’, ’dreamy folk’ that lies ‘somewhere between the jazz club and the barnyard.’
Susie began songwriting in her late 20’s and started performing under the pseudonym ‘The Grand Magoozi' with a band of talented Melbourne musicians. She released her first album The Grand Magoozi in 2016 on Melbourne label Little Lake Records.
This eponymous debut was Sydney’s 2SER Album of the Week and the single Pinkie Blues featured on Paul Gough’s (Radio National, The Inside Sleeve) ‘Top 50 songs of 2015.’ Furthermore, Susie was recently shortlisted for the UpStart Songwriters Award in Victoria, Australia.
In July 2017, Scurry travelled to England to record at Yellow Arch Studio’s with Mercury-nominated producer Colin Elliot (Credit: Richard Hawley, Jarvis Cocker). The finished product is a 6 track EP, set to be released in June 2018 on Australian indie label Flippin Yeah Records.
In her few short years of public performing, starting in local shows around Melbourne, Susie has toured Australia extensively. Highlights include Melbourne’s HUSH event at Parliament House, Darwin Festival, Perth Arts Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival as well as a 26 date Outback Australia Tour supporting Darren Hanlon. Susie hopes to tour nationally and internationally in 2018/19.