Suzi Shelton is a multi-award winning singer/songwriter and family performer based in Brooklyn, NY who has been bringing joy and musical fun to families for over a decade. She has four solo albums under her belt, and a popular show on her YouTube Channel called "Sing with Suzi" featuring videos for young children.
Suzi released her fourth family album "Hand In Hand" in 2018 which took home a Parents' Choice award and a NAPPA award and is filled with upbeat, inspiring and powerful songs about walking hand in hand and believing in yourself, as well as more whimsical songs about ladybugs and raindrops. Her new musical style is "indie pop with a modern edge" is co-produced by two of her bandmates, Greg Mayo (Jon Bon Jovi) and Dan Weiner (STOMP, The Cher Show).
This vibrant new album features many special guests including GRAMMY Award Winner Tim Kubart (The Sunny Side Up Show, Tim Kubart and the Space Cadets), multi-instrumentalist Jeff Kerestes (Hamilton, Tim Kubart and the Space Cadets), bass player Geoff Kraly (Paris Monster), indie songstresses Bess Rogers and Hannah Winkler, singer/songwriters Amelia Robinson (Mil's Trills), Vered Ronen (Vered and the Babes), Katie Mullins (Katie Ha Ha Ha), and even her 15 year old daughter Emma!
If you have never experienced Suzi's live shows, they are a perfect match for preschools, elementary schools and family performances, as they are high energy, engaging, musically exceptional, and inclusive of all families with a wide variety of backgrounds. Her band consists of some of the finest musicians in NYC, who are not only amazing musically, but are incredibly kid-friendly and fun! MomTrends called Suzi “one of our favorite musicians,” and the Brooklyn Spectator noted, “When Suzi Shelton takes the stage with her guitar and her band, you know that something special is about to happen.”
When Suzi isn't writing or performing, she is teaching. Suzi teaches music and movement classes and workshops in various elementary schools and preschools throughout NYC and most recently spearheaded an in-school folk music program called "Community Through Music," where lower income NYC schools can experience live music complete with instruments including the banjo, guitar, ukulele, bass and drums. Suzi is also a proud mother of two and enjoys spending as much down time with them as she can, along with her husband Dave and their miniature daschund, Penny.
“Suzi Shelton is a Brooklyn treasure, entertaining our kids all over the borough. Musicians like her are one of the reasons to love Brooklyn. Her new album, Hand-in-Hand, is an upbeat tribute to enjoying childhood.” ~A Child Grows In Brooklyn
Suzi's band consists of some of the finest musicians in NYC, who are not only amazing musically, but are incredibly kid-friendly and fun! Suzi and her band have performed in such prestigious NYC venues including Just Kidding at Symphony Space, Madison Square Park, Union Square, The Jewish Museum, The Lincoln Center Tree Lighting Ceremony, Tribeca Film Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brookfield Place, Brooklyn Public Library, Jalopy Theatre in Red Hook (her local favorite hang), and many more. Suzi also takes her music to the road and has performed in Washington, D.C, San Francisco, Cleveland, St. Louis, Boston, Westport, CT, Philadelphia, Denver, Portland, Madison, WI, The State Theatre in New Jersey, and most recently The Chicago Cultural Center, Garfield Park Conservatory and Beat Kitchen in Chicago, IL.
Suzi is perhaps best known for her hit song "Raindrop" which is continually playing on Sirius XM Kids Place Live, and streaming on Apple Music , Pandora, Amazon Music and Spotify, as well as her crowd pleasing "fist pumping" songs like "Goin' On A Road Trip," and "Go, Fire Truck, Go." Suzi's latest record "Hand In Hand" is filled with upbeat, inspiring, and powerful songs about believing in yourself. You can hear her new songs playing not only on Sirius XM, but also WXPN Kids Corner, Imagination Parade on WFDU FM, Kids Crossroads, KDHX Musical Merry Go Round, Radio Active Kids in Asheville, and many more radio stations across the country.
“AT ITS CORE “HAND IN HAND” IS STILL THE EMPOWERING, KID-FOCUSED FOLK-POP WE’VE COME TO EXPECT, BUT THERE’S A NEW BEAT HERE THAT’S INFECTIOUS AND EAR-GRABBING.” ~ Kenny Curtis, Sirius XM Kids Place Live Director
"You know when you listen to a Suzi Shelton album you’re in for a good time and Hand in Hand is no exception. A joy to listen to from beginning to end, Shelton’s latest album showcases her own brand of upbeat pop music filled with feel-good melodies and catchy lyrics. Each song is moderately paced allowing listeners to catch every word making each tune highly singable, while the arrangements are sophisticated yet simple enough to allow a variety of instruments (saxophone, electric guitar, trombone) to shine." ~ Veronica from Kids Rhythm and Rock