Best known for her beehive-wearing stint with blues diva Candye Kane ( see post in SENTIR EL BLUES ) in the '90's, Sue Palmer has been making her mark in the last decade with her high energy band, the Motel Swing Orchestra, and her flashy boogie woogie stylings.
For ten years, Sue Palmer was the musical partner of singer/recording artist Candye Kane. They toured France and most of Europe, including Scandinavia, Greece and Turkey. Their travels also took them to Reunion Island, Canada, Australia, and all over the U.S. Under the moniker Sue "Beehive" Palmer with Candye Kane and the Swingin' Armadillos, she appeared on the Penn & Teller Show and the Roseanne Show, where Sue acted as the talk show band leader (1999). Sue is a featured artist on all four of Kane's CDs under the Antones and Sire labels. Sue's instrumental composition "Beehive" was featured on Kane's "Diva La Grande" CD, and Sue and Candye co-wrote the title tune on Kane's CD "Swango." "Swango" is also featured in the documentary "The Girl Next Door," a biography of porn star Stacy Valentine produced by National Public Radio's Christine Fugat in 2000.
Sue Palmer at Gator by the Bay, San Diego, 2007.
San Diego' s Queen of Boogie Woogie, Sue Palmer, has amazed audiences all
over the world with her unique style and phenomenal left hand. She delights
in creating an atmosphere reminiscent of the small clubs and cafes of 1932.
Sue Palmer&Her Motel Swing Orchestra made their debut at the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee as well as the Glendale Kiwanis Jazz Festival, to rave reviews. Sue Palmer and the Motel Swing Orchestra has traveled and performed at the Mammoth Jazz Festival, also traveled to Prague, Rome, the Netherlands, Germany, and Switzerland, as well as at the Palais Farnais, French Embassy. http://www.suepalmer.com/