Sue King - Biography

Sue King

Sue has been singing & performing for over 40 years, both as a solo artist and in a variety of line-ups, including "Waterloo Sunset" (covers & originals duo), "Mrs Doyle" (Irish & Scottish folk band), "Bedlam Bess" (a classical/folk duo) and "Trilogy" (a Cornish based female trio). She is an occasional session singer with several dance bands including Cornwall's "The Late Shift" and "Tambourine Men", and performs "pure" traditional folk songs with Scottish husband, George Hill. Sue first gigged solo in her local pubs & folk club circuit, at the age of 21, but she recorded her first album, with her school folk group - on vinyl - at the age of 16!

With Peter, as "Misty Roses Duo", Sue is able to focus on her singing of "beautiful songs" and loves the sound world created by Peter's delicate, classically influenced guitar playing, and beautiful harmony vocals.

Sue also plays guitar, autoharp, percussion and a smidgen of banjo, and has performed at clubs, pubs, concerts and festivals in England, Scotland, Ireland and in Germany, France, Italy, Portugal and Spain. She has recorded several albums (see cornishsinger.com), and now teaches vocal technique as well as performing in a wide variety of styles, from classical to jazz. Singing is her life.

For a demo of Sue singing "The White Rose" go to sites.google.com/site/suewhiterose

  • Hi Sue, We were at the Grove in Seaton on Weds & loved your spot. Your voice is very special - we could have listened to you both all night, and were hugely impressed by Peter's guitar playing too.

    Elizabeth Knowles - Grove in Seaton

  • To add cream to the cake, Sue King brought along her duo with Pete Fung, which she has evocatively named "Misty Roses", and they provided a couple of excellent support slots which impressed the audience a great deal, and no doubt this collaboration will go from strength to strength. We had the biggest audience of the year.

    Peter & Hilary - Jurassic Folk & Acoustic News

  • I was privileged enough to be at the birth of Misty Roses. Their voices blend beautifully with Peters gentle tones supporting Sue's very pure Soprano with a touch of soul. A versatile duo, they could accompany a candlelit dinner in a restaurant or a knees up in a pub. It's so wonderful to hear confident harmonies and songs sung with feeling. As a professional I wouldn't hesitate in recommending them. And I am a fussy Madam!

    Sam Abrahams, Jazz/Soul Performer & MD of 'La-La' Choirs South West