Sue Bond is firstly an excellent singer. Every song she sings is delivered with a fine understanding of the complete heart & soul of the music and lyrics. To work with her is a musicians delight
Geez, she’s bloody good mate!
Sue is so solid with the vocals. Not many people can sing, or would even try to sing ‘Invitation’ and she just NAILS the melody. It’s wonderful.
“In The Moment” is great jazz, the stuff that gets your brain, your ears and your limbs all buzzing at the same time. If you don’t agree check your pulse – you may be dead
When it comes to straightahead swinging, Sue Bond’s track Drycleaner (from Des Moines) is the standout – thanks in no small part to her rhythm section of seasoned jazzmen – Geoff Proud (drums), Vince Genova (piano) and Bruce Cale (bass).
On this recording Sue Bond brings to life the real beauty in the American song book. Her feeling for the tradition and deep understanding of the lyrics express a life lived in the material itself. It’s so real. I also love the way the band is lead so effortlessly by Sue’s vocal. The shared energy within the group just draws you in. Makes you feel like you are right there with them. Pure magic!
As an almost complete non-singer, I first started singing lessons with Sue, at the late age of 53. Added to this my range was extremely limited, as I never sang in my head voice. However it was my fortune to have chosen Sue to guide me along the path of vocal tuition, and during the last three and a half years, she has helped me develop into a competent hobby singer and amateur concert performer, with greatly extended range. Many sincere and heartfelt thanks Sue for your support and true professionalism along the path of vocal enjoyment.
I had always wanted to be a singer since I was a child. I would sit glued to Young Talent Time (that is showing my age) every Saturday …… sadly that childhood dream became lost with the demands of adulthood.
I continued to fantasize about whether I could sing and had always promised myself (like many of us do) that I would one day take singing lessons. Many times I had tried to call teachers but to my surprise I became too nervous to follow it through.
I moved to Noosa to commence a business and one sunny Sunday afternoon a duo was singing outside my store. I was so inspired by the singer’s voice that I approached her and asked if she knew of a singing teacher…. Of course this was Sue Bond and I took lessons straight away.
Sue not only taught me to sing she increased my self confidence in all aspects of my life.
I would say to anyone who is thinking of taking lessons with Sue, expect a warm and caring teacher who will encourage and allow you to realize your highest potential in a friendly but very professional manner.
Sue’s greatest attribute (after her amazing voice) is her passion for singing.
Learning to sing had long been a dream of mine and I had decided to take lessons as a birthday present to myself. I knew Sue Bond was the right teacher when she listened carefully during my first lesson to my reasons for feeling scared of signing in front of other people. Sue worked with me on building my confidence to sing; through teaching me breathing techniques and building my understanding of the anatomy of the voice. I especially enjoyed the song choices we made together and the feeling of accomplishment when I had learnt the lyrics and really ‘felt’ the song when I sang it. Sue’s relaxed and caring approach to teaching put me at ease and inspired me to practice and commit to learning each week. I now feel confident enough to join a choir and continue my singing journey for the rest of my life. A heartfelt thank you Sue.