Suze DeMarchi Biography
Suze DeMarchi is an Australian singer-songwriter, best known for fronting the band Baby Animals. DeMarchi was born on 14th February 1964 in Perth, Western Australia to Walter and Shirley DeMarchi and has three older siblings; her sister Denise is also a singer. DeMarchi began her singing career in the early 1980s when she was just 17, playing in local band Photoplay.
Suze DeMarchi 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”.
After performing with Photoplay and the Kind, which featured her sister, Denise, she took a hiatus from music in 1983. Teaming with Kevin Peek and Trevor Spencer, she helped to write and record an album in 1984.
DeMarchi returned to Australia in 1989. After performin
g briefly with Dee & the Rockmen, she and the band’s drummer, Frank Celenza, joined with bassist Eddie Parise and guitarist Dave Leslie to form Baby Animals in October 1989. Touring throughout Australia, the group built a solid following with their high-energy club, theater and arena performances. Signed by the newly formed American label Imago, she and the band released their self-titled debut album in 1991.