Born and rasied in Singapore (South East Asia) and the U.S Mariam Suso has had a very cutural and colorful upbringing. she comes from a musically talented family and has always been involved in music through church choir, school performances and family gatherings. This singer/songwriter has been writing lyrics since the aged of fourteen and is now a graduate of Berklee College of Music. She attended the college with a scholarship, double majoring in Songwriting and Music Business Management. She says, “I have always enjoyed music and I am happy to be doing what I love. I hope to be able to reach people with my music and have a good time doing it.” This past summer Miss Suso recorded her debut EP entitled “Unreal”. The songs on the EP are a mixture of musical genres and is focus on creating a new sound with a touch of jazz mixed with Soul and an electric vibe… so stay tuned for more from this up and coming singer/songwriter.
I am looking to gig with people as a lead or background singer and songwriter. I am Passionate about creating music and finding cool new music and musicians to work with.
Check out some tunes at www.mariamjohn.com
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Experience & Education
Singer/Songwriter Band Leader for Mariam SusoNovember 2009 to Present (about 8 years)
Electro-Acoustic/Soul/Jazz music Working on a New Album
Background Singer and Songwriter for Andrea CapozzoliMay 2009 to Present (over 8 years)
Neo-Soul, R&B, Jazz music influenced band.
Leader for Mariam Suso Senior RecitalAugust 2010 to August 2010 (less than a month)
My Senior Recital Mogo Kele: Footprints A musical journey around the world with a mix of neo-soul, African, funk, electro-jazz, original compositions, and world music. Featuring music by Oumou Sangare, Sergio Mendes, Dianne Reeves, Seckou Keita SKQ, Llorca, Mika Nakashima, and Sara Tavares.
Vocal Section Leader for African Scholars ConcertApril 2010 to April 2010 (less than a month)
I was in charge of teaching the vocal section their parts and transcribing lyrics from african lyrics to english phonetically.
Background Singer for Elizabeth Potter Senior RecitalApril 2010 to April 2010 (less than a month)
The recital comprised of R&B, Pop and Original compositions by Elizabeth Potter.
Background Singer for Sentirenla Lucia's Senior RecitalApril 2010 to April 2010 (less than a month)
The recital consisted of R&B Soul and Neo-Soul Music.
Vocal Section Leader for Jackie Barnes Senior RecitalMarch 2010 to March 2010 (less than a month)
A senior recital consisting of African music from Mali, Senegal and Gambia. I was in charge of teaching the vocal section their parts and transcribing lyrics from african lyrics to english phonetically.
Background Singer for Doneil Curwen BandSeptember 2009 to December 2009 (3 months)
Gospel/Neo-Soul/R&B/ Reggae Music
Assistant To the Marketing Director for Berklee Performace CenterJuly 2009 to December 2009 (5 months)
I updated the event boards and Facebook, Myspace and Twitter accounts. I also pass out flyers and promote show by word of mouth.
Background Singer for Lucia and 51March 2009 to December 2009 (9 months)
Neo-Soul/ R&B Music
Songwriting/Music Business in writing lyrics, melody, marketing other business related classes at Berklee College Of Music2006 to 2010 (4 years)