As a performer, SuCh has enough energy to power a small city; her passion for music emanating tangibly in venues large
and small. As a songwriter, she writes simple songs about complex things – loss, family, love, life, friendship and hardship.
She connects emotionally as both with her audiences through melodies that soar, woven in her clear, soulful voice, spiriting
them away to distant lands, forgotten memories, and dreams of a better world.
SuCh is Haitian-American and a Boston born, New York raised, California educated, Denver transplant. Just like her upbringing,
her road to music has been a scenic journey. It started at the age of 15, when she auditioned for the Grammy Highschool
Jazz Ensemble. She was accepted for three consecutive years, 2000-2002, and she had the privilege to tour LA’s
best jazz clubs and venues – The Brown Derby, Spaghettini’s, The Knitting Factory, etc. She attended the Grammy Nominee
Dinner and the Grammy Awards where she met and performed with Patrice Rushen, Peter Cincotti, Kurt Elling, Dave Koz,
Erykah Badu, Yolanda Adams, Vanessa Carlton and Letoya and Latavia (of the former “Destiny’s Child”).
She spent the next few years leading choirs, praise teams and congregations in worship in Boston, Chicago, and Denver.
That led her to work with international recording artist K’naan on the choral orchestration and arrangement of his hit single
Wavin’ Flag. She recently finished in the top 98 out of 112,000 contestants on American Idol Season 11.
SuCh is currently focused on launching a solo singing career with a debut album of 11 originals.
MOUNT VERNON, NEW YORK’S FAVORITE RISING STAR DARIEN DEAN RELEASES HIS FIRST MUSIC VIDEO FROM HIS DEBUT ALBUM…
New York, New York—Following a banner year with international tours, Darien Dean releases his debut video of his smash hit single, “Composure” which has been receiving airplay Nationally and Internationally. The video is airing on Music Choice on Demand with other networks to follow including MTV Networks, BET Networks, Fuse, Much Music Canada and MTV Canada.
The video was shot entirely on location in Brooklyn and in Harlem in NYC, and features appearances from super producer and Star of the BET hit reality show, “Master of the Mix” Just Blaze. The Leading Lady, Margot Bingham is currently a lead performer in the smash Broadway Musical “Rent”. Darien’s debut album, “If These Walls Could Talk,” released Independently on Righteous Music Records, has been met with success receiving such accolades as Soultracks.com “New Artist of the Year”, Soul Train Award Winning Website Singersroom.com “Artist to Watch” as well as JazzandSoul.eu, where fans voted the song “Composure” as “Top Track of the Year.” Darien recently returned from performing on the star studded Capital Jazz Cruise in October 2011.
A natural born entertainer, Darien’s spirited musical style earned him a coveted spotlight at the 2010 Soul Beach Music Festival in Aruba, opening for Mary J. Blige. He has captured the interest of industry executives, enamored the Capital Jazz Festival audience and was ultimately crowned national grand champion of the Budweiser Superfest 2010 Battle for the Crown. This opportunity led to recording a National Urban Radio Campaign for Budweiser featuri
His humble, yet star studded rise to fame, has placed him amongst the honorable ranks of soul super heavyweights: Kem, Anthony Hamilton, Raheem DeVaughn, Jazmine Sullivan and many more. Fans have been supporting Darien Dean since he stepped on the scene with various singles released on several compilations and albums which propelled him into an artist in demand. He has worked with some of the brightest International artists and labels this century including UK’s Reel People, Domu, Soul Persona, Soul Brother Records, Defected Records, Japan’s BBQ Records and Especial Records. He has been featured on BET’s #1 rated show, “106th and Park” and is a BET Music Matters Artist. Other television appearances include NBC’s Emmy Nominated The Debrief with David Ushery and Connecticut’s Our Lives with Gwen Edwards.
ABOUT DARIEN DEAN
Darien Dean is an artist with a purpose. Hailing from Mount Vernon, New York, this soul singer burst onto the scene with alluring vocals and a distinctive stage presence. Fed a healthy diet of Hip Hop and Classic Soul, this multi-talented MC, singer, and dancer, honed his abilities as a producer, arranger and engineer to craft a more authentic approach to contemporary songwriting.