When John Denver’s “Annie’s Song” hit the radio waves, a young girl growing up in London, UK decided that she wanted to be a singer when she grew up. Thirty years later, the music of Sue Pyper’s award winning CD “Before You Learn to Fly” is receiving international airplay.
Purchasing her first guitar at the age of 12, Sue became the first musician in a non-musical family. Although playing the guitar didn’t turn out to be as easy as it looked, in time she learned how to accompany herself, singing pop songs from books and imitating the sounds on her favourite records.
Fast forward to 2000 when after many years of travelling she immigrated to Canada. She landed in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island and started looking for venues where she could play. She heard about a song circle at a local pub and showed up to play. A serendipitous introduction to guitarist and recording artist Rodrigo Figueroa resulted in the production of her first CD, entitled “Before You Learn to Fly”. This amazing musical debut, released in May of 2002, features beautifully written original songs, as well as fresh interpretations of well chosen cover songs. The response to this first offering was phenomenal and in a short time her music earned an award for “Best Song” at the Vancouver Island Music Awards, achieved international radio play, optimistic reviews, and introduced an unforgettable voice to fans around the world.
Her long awaited 2nd cd "Tail Lights In The Rain" was released in 2009 and has been greeted by an enthusiastic response from fans and insdustry professionals alike.
Sue Pyper is also an exceptional live performer who can bring you to tears with her poignant lyrics and haunting voice, or have you laughing in the aisles with her witty repartee and musical comedy. For someone with such a great sense of humour, she takes the art of performing very seriously. “It’s about the audience having a good time, and appreciating the relationship that you share for that moment.”
Sue continues to perform live music both on her own and with female songwriter trio Voices Three.