Susan Hyatt

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Susan Hyatt
Born (1967-10-13) October 13, 1967 (age 49)
Genres New wave, disco, grunge, alternative rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Years active 1984–present
Labels WEA, Polygram, MGM
Associated acts Stimulator, The Pandoras, The 21st Century Pandoras, Pillbox, Juliet, Feline, Darling, Cruel, Glitter Symphony

Susan Hyatt is an American singer, songwriter, and recording artist. She is the lead vocalist and co-founding member of the pop rock band, Stimulator. Hyatt is also a certified National Academy of Sports Medicine personal trainer, and a singing coach.

Early Life and career[edit]

Hyatt was born in Seattle, Washington in 1967. In the 1980s, Susan was briefly a guitarist for the all-girl band The Pandoras. In 1992, Hyatt released a dance version of Simon and Garfunkel's "The 59th Street Bridge Song" on WEA Records/Warner Music, which was produced by members of Kissing the Pink.

In 1993, Hyatt formed grunge/punk/pop band Pillbox in London, with bassists Carrie Melbourne (Babylon Zoo) and Sean Harrington. Pillbox signed to Polygram/Universal Music. Two years later, Pillbox's debut single, "Invasion (What Really Turns You On?)", became a top 20 UK indie hit. Pillbox's music was licensed to several episodes of the TV series Dawson's Creek. In 1998, Pillbox was included in The Virgin Encyclopedia of Indie and New Wave by Colin Larkin.

Hyatt co-hosted a live music TV Show, The Pulse, on the MP3TV network in the UK in 2000, with co-presenter Tim Kash.

In 2002, Hyatt became the guitar coach for Gina Gershon in the Lionsgate movie Prey for Rock and Roll. In 2003, Hyatt formed Stimulator with guitarist/producer Geoff Tyson. In 2004, Stimulator's cover of Olivia Newton-John's "Magic" was featured in the 2004 soundtrack for the Miramax film Ella Enchanted on Hollywood Records. Stimulator's debut album was licensed by the Lab/Universal Records in 2005. In 2005 & 2006, Stimulator supported Duran Duran and The Go-Go's on their US national tours. Hyatt was the live guitarist for Juliet Richardson's 2005 tour, opening nationally for Duran Duran.

From 2007 to 2008, Hyatt was the singing coach at The Paul Green School of Rock Music in Hollywood. In 2009, Hyatt released her first Fitness DVD, Susan Hyatt's Rockstar Workout, through Bayview Entertainment.[1]

2010s[edit]

From 2010 to 2011, Stimulator's "Magic" was featured in Macy's nationwide television and radio "Find Your Magic" commercials.

In 2011, Hyatt formed Sirens of Soho with songwriter/producer Darren Howard. Sirens of Soho are best known for their single "Calling All My Girls", which is the theme song for the Telepictures/Warner Bros. Television distributed television talk show Bethenny.[2]

Hyatt and Syndicate 17's cover of "Mad World" was featured on ABC TV show "Body of Proof in 2012. Hyatt formed an all-girl band, the Alternachicks, with Sheri Kaplan Weinstein (a childhood friend who was formerly in The Pandoras with Hyatt) and Beth-Ami Heavenstone. Hyatt is also a singing coach for Dev & the Cataracs.

The debut album for Sirens of Soho was scheduled to be released on Telepictures Music[3] on September 3, 2013.

As lead singer and guitarist of The 21st Century Pandoras, Hyatt has released two digital singles--"Joyride" and "Flashback Forever"—in 2014.

Discography[edit]

  • "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)"/"Sea Heaven" – Susan Hyatt solo (WEA Records/Warner Music UK, 1993)
  • "Gimme What I Want" – Pillbox (NYC Records Ltd./Pinnacle, 2000)
  • "Blockbuster – A Glitter/Glam Rock Experience" Compilation (Pillbox – Conspiracy Records, 2000)
  • "Sterilise Me" – Pillbox (NYC Records Ltd./Pinnacle, 2001)
  • The Teenage Years – Pillbox (NYC Records Ltd./Pinnacle, 2002)
  • "Lovely and Amazing" Soundtrack (Pillbox, Lions Gate 2002)
  • Stimulator – Stimulator (Stimulator Records, 2003)
  • Ella Enchanted Soundtrack (Stimulator, Hollywood Records, 2004)
  • "78 Stimulator" (The Lab/Universal Records, 2005)
  • Stimulator Official Debut (The Orchard Records, 2006)
  • Stimulator 2 (Dead Famous/MGM, 2009)
  • Lovelier in Black (The Orchard Records, 2010)
  • "Calling All My Girls" (Telepictures Music, 2012)

DVDs[edit]

  • Susan Hyatt's Rockstar Workout (Bayview Entertainment, 2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "www.bayviewentertainment.com". bayviewentertainment.com. Retrieved August 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Telepictures Music". Telepictures Music. Retrieved August 16, 2015. 
  3. ^ Warner Bros. Television Distribution#Telepictures Productions

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