A&R Factory Present: Susan Hyatt

Susan Hyatt has always been a rule breaker. Like her musical heroes, Susan has flirted with various different musical genres her whole life. She prides herself in taking artistic chances with each recording and has released 7 albums up to date. She’s no one trick pony!

She started in LA as the guitarist for seminal all girl garage rock band the Pandoras, worked with iconic manager Kim Fowley, then formed punk/grunge band Pillbox in London, She was the lead singer of new wave pop band Stimulator and most recently fronted pop band Sirens of Soho & reunited with 60’s surf pop band 21st Century Pandoras.

I’ve played all the punk rock dive clubs like CBGB, Raji’s & all the beat up clubs in the UK, and I was also fortunate enough to have Duran Duran take my band under their wing and play major arenas like Madison Square Garden. I have always been a huge fan of David Bowie’s Pin-Ups album, this is my Pin-Ups.”

Susan also has a long history of music placement in TV & Film. Some of her noteworthy placements include her cover of Olivia Newton John’s “Magic” which was the theme song for Macy’s Nationwide TV & Radio Campaign, and her original composition “Calling all my Girls” was the popular theme song for reality star Bethenny Frankel’s syndicated talk show Bethenny on FOX.

Her new record “Pin­-Ups & Trumpets” is an all covers album celebrating her favorite rock songs growing up. Recorded in Nashville, the album was co-­produced with multi­ instrumentalist & trumpet player Zack Leffew. The record marks a new musical direction for Susan, who thus far was known as a rock chick. This new venture melds indie rock with prominent jazzy flavors and sultry female vocals on uniquely inspired covers of Motley Crue, Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson, Depeche Mode, David Bowie, Judas Priest & Roxy Music.

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