Suzanne Lavine’s musical journey began in the 1980s as lead singer/songwriter/guitarist for the Hoboken, NJ-based band The Vines. After taking a break in ’89, the next 25 years would lead her life down a path where she would eventually leave NY in the late 90s, with little more than a suitcase and her two beloved cats and head to Oaxaca, Mexico, where she lived for two years. She taught, she learned, and eventually fell in love. That love brought her to settle in the Philadelphia suburb of Ardmore.
Her current band, Suzanne Lavine and the Legends, consists of Harris London on bass, Seth Baer (member of the Ben Vaughn Quintet) on drums, plus renowned singer-songwriter-musician-producer Cliff Hillis (Smash Palace, Starbelly, The Orchestra starring ELO former members, Patti Smyth). Her first solo record “Crystal Clear” was recorded by Harris London at his studio in Cherry Hill, NJ and mixed and mastered by Cliff Hillis. Lavine’s new musical creations are influenced by The Byrds, The Beatles and R.E.M.
Armed with four new songs and a now-seasoned group with Cliff Hillis at the production helm, they headed to Hillis’s home studio The Hacienda, in Phoenixville, PA. The result? A new EP titled “Everything’s Alright”, with special guest LA-based singer-songwriter Kelley Ryan on background vocals in ‘Feel So Lucky.’ Lavine’s new EP was released on April 1st in CD format and is available on streaming services worldwide.