Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Suze DeMarchi
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.
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".
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 DetailsHide DetailsDeMarchi supported the album with a May tour around Australia as the singles "Karma" and eventually, "Open Windows" hit the shelves.
After the demise of Baby Animals in 1996, DeMarchi pursued a solo career.
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.
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 DetailsHide DetailsThe band met with success in their native Australia, releasing two albums, touring with Van Halen, and winning various awards before permanently disbanding in 1996.
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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