Suze DeMarchi
Australian singer
Suze DeMarchi
Suze DeMarchi is an Australian singer/songwriter best known for fronting the band Baby Animals (1989–1994).
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    FORTIES
  • 2007
    Age 43
    In 2007, DeMarchi collaborated with Nuno Bettencourt to perform vocals on several songs for the soundtrack of the motion picture Smart People, on which Bettencourt was credited for the musical score. That same year, Baby Animals announced they were reuniting. In the late 1980s, DeMarchi dated Gavin Rossdale, former lead singer and guitarist for the band Bush. Bush's song "Comedown" from 1994's Sixteen Stone is about their relationship. In 1993, DeMarchi met Nuno Bettencourt, guitarist at that time for hard rock band Extreme. They co-wrote and performed the song "Because I Can" for Baby Animals' second record Shaved and Dangerous. On 27 August 1994 the couple married in the Azores, Portugal where Bettencourt's family is from. On 2 February 1996 they had their first child, daughter Bebe Orleans. On 12 August 2002 DeMarchi and Bettencourt welcomed their second child, Lorenzo Aureolino in Los Angeles. The couple separated in 2009 and announced their divorce in 2013.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2004
    Age 40
    In June 2004 DeMarchi was recognised by the West Australian Music Industry Association and inducted as one of the inaugural inductees into the WAM Hall of Fame.
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  • 2001
    Age 37
    In 2001 it was rumoured that DeMarchi would be joining INXS as their new front person to replace Michael Hutchence, who died in 1997, following her performance with them at a concert in December 2000 where she sang "Shine Like It Does", "Never Tear Us Apart", and dueted with Jon Stevens (frequent replacement frontman for INXS, and formerly of the band Noiseworks) for "Good Times" and "Don't Change".
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  • 1999
    Age 35
    DeMarchi was also nominated for an ARIA in 1999 for Best Female Artist.
    More Details Hide Details A second national tour was planned for September, but it never materialized.
    Although living in Boston with her husband and young daughter (apparently temporarily in her mother-in-law's basement at one point), she signed to Mushroom Records Australia and released 1999's Telelove, which featured the single "Satellite".
    More Details Hide Details DeMarchi supported the album with a May tour around Australia as the singles "Karma" and eventually, "Open Windows" hit the shelves.
  • 1996
    Age 32
    After the demise of Baby Animals in 1996, DeMarchi pursued a solo career.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1993
    Age 29
    This was mostly due to legal battles with their record label Imago and Suze having nodules in her throat – she even had to stop singing for a short while because of them – in 1993, which forced the band to cut short the tour for their second album.
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  • 1989
    Age 25
    Disheartened by the record company's attempt to slide her into a pop career, along with missing working with a band, she returned to Australia in mid 1989, where she and fellow Perth musicians Frank Celenza, Eddie Parise and Dave Leslie formed the band Baby Animals.
    More Details Hide Details The band met with success in their native Australia, releasing two albums, touring with Van Halen, and winning various awards before permanently disbanding in 1996.
  • 1985
    Age 21
    In 1985, she moved to London, England where she was signed to EMI and had a fairly successful solo career in pop music, where she released a number of singles: "Young Hearts", "Big Wednesday" and "Dry Your Eyes".
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1964
    Age 0
    Born on February 14, 1964.
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