Suzanne Cloud started her career in regional theater in the Philadelphia area appearing as the lead in productions both musical and dramatic including Pajama Game, Silent Night, Lonely Night, an original musical version of Bell Book and Candle, touring with The Fantastiks, Carousel and South Pacific and finally Sex Tips for Modern Girls at the Society Hill Playhouse. Cloud also appeared on television in the PBS movie A Woman of Spirit about early feminist Lucretia Mott and was chosen to sing on the talent segment of NBC's Fantasy Show.
In the late 1970s, Suzanne Cloud toured the East Coast with a Top 40 disco band while recording jingles for local banks, retail stores, Armstrong Floors, Comcast Cable and the tune Come Fly With Me for the production show at the Playboy Casino in Atlantic City.
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What the critics say about With a Little Help:
With A Little Help From My Friends is an amalgamation of Philly's finest jazz players performing jazz classics and originals, with a healthy dose of funk, dissonance, biting satire, and moral outrage...almost all of the lyrics are Cloud's own compositions.
Cloud's voice ranges from melodic oration and soulful wails to sultry moans and mockingly saccharine excess, effects aided by her powerful projection, smooth glissandi, and effortless ornamentation.
The musicians throughout are top notch...In addition to the careful instrumentations, Cloud incorporates samples from sources as diverse as ABC, NBC, and C-Span on 'Below the Beltway' to 'It Came from Outer Space' and 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' on 'Watch the Skies.'
Despite the variety of performers and sound effects, With a Little Help From My Friends flows easily from track to track
Willing to teach
Advanced students only.
Rowan University - American Studies and U.S. History.
Thomas Edison State College - History
Named Commonwealth Speaker by the PA Humanities Council 2012 - "Commonwealth Cool: Exploring Pennsylvania's Jazz History"
Named a Creative Connector by the Philadelphia Leadership Council