Born and raised in Texas, Suzette Lawrence and her band the Neon Angels play Americana with a strong honky tonk and rockabilly flavor. Suzette grew up singing harmony and playing upright bass in her parents’ bluegrass band, the Backwoods Volunteers, which was based in San Antonio.
At the age of 13, she began recording with Augie Meyers of the Texas Tornados/Sir Douglas Quintet producing. After graduating from college, she moved to Los Angeles and went electric, putting together the Neon Angels with influences such as Gram Parson, Wanda Jackson and Tammy Wynette. Suzette now makes vibrant East Nashville her home.
She has performed in 11 countries and at such illustrious venues as The Borderline in London, the Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin, Billy Bob’s in Paris, The Continental Club in Austin, The Rodeo Bar in New York City, Robert’s Western World in Nashville and the Palomino in North Hollywood. She has also performed three times, live on BBC radio in Greater London.
Suzette’s debut album Tear Up The Honky Tonk features 11 original songs written or co-written by Suzette. She produced the album at Nashville’s County Q recording studio.
– RICHMOND VIRGINIA TIMES“Whether pounding out numbers from behind her big Gibson acoustic, or bopping around, Suzette Lawrence never gives less than 110% in her efforts to have as good a time as the band are giving. Bands like this are really too good to miss.” – COUNTRY MUSIC PEOPLE UK“One of the hottest country-rocker groups on the scene, this group really tears up the stage. Suzette Lawrence, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, hits the stage with both feet running. Her raw fiery performance sets the pace for a very exciting set.” – LOS ANGELES COUNTRY EXAMINER