Suzzy Roche

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Suzzy Roche (born September 29, 1956; Suzzy rhymes with "fuzzy"),[1] originally from Park Ridge, New Jersey, is best known for her work with the vocal group The Roches, alongside sisters Maggie and Terre.[2] Suzzy is the youngest of the three, and joined the act in 1977.[3] She is the author of the novel Wayward Saints and the children's book Want To Be in a Band?[4][5]


Roche is also an active associate member of The Wooster Group and has appeared in a number of the group's productions as well as composing original music for the group's performances.[6] She was briefly a member of Four Bitchin' Babes, appearing on their album Some Assembly Required.[6] In 2004 Roche appeared on Crash Test Dummies album Songs of the Unforgiven.[7]

In addition to singing, she is an actress, having appeared in the 1988 romantic comedy Crossing Delancey,[8] as well as a 1982 film, Soup for One.[9] Roche also appeared with her siblings (playing themselves) in the 1996 comedy A Weekend in the Country.[10]

Personal life[edit]

With musician Loudon Wainwright III, Roche has a daughter: Lucy Wainwright Roche.[11] Lucy's half-siblings Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright are also singer-songwriters.[12]

Solo discography[edit]


  1. ^ Thom Duffy (June 8, 1986). "Roche Sisters Take Folk Act Into Tampa". Orlando Sentinel. p. 11. Retrieved July 12, 2012.
  2. ^ Cocks, Jay. "Valentines from the Danger Zone", Time (magazine), May 7, 1979. Accessed October 16, 2007.
  3. ^ John Rockwell (August 11, 1977). "Performance by 3 Roche sisters at Kenny's Castaways nightclub". New York Times. p. 318. Retrieved July 12, 2012.
  4. ^ Natalie Danford (September 2, 2011). "Life Riffs: Focus on Music 2011". Publishers Weekly. 258 (36). p. 22. Retrieved July 12, 2012.
  5. ^ "Suzzy Roche's official website". Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  6. ^ a b Terry Perkins (March 25, 2004). "Take It From Suzzy Roche: The Babes' Sound Is Still Bitchin'". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. p. 32.
  7. ^ Bartley Kives (March 12, 2005). "Dummies frontman won't be home for Junos". Winnipeg Free Press (Manitoba). p. c1. Retrieved July 12, 2012.
  8. ^ Janet Maslin (August 24, 1988). "Review/Film; Learning to Appreciate a Mr. Right Who Sells Pickles and Tells Jokes". New York Times. p. C15. Retrieved July 12, 2012.
  9. ^ "Soup for One (1982)". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  10. ^ "A Weekend in the Country (1996) TV Movie". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  11. ^ Dan Markowitz (April 14, 1996). "Turning 50, Songwriter Sings About Life". New York Times. Retrieved July 12, 2012.
  12. ^ Alan Nichol (June 8, 2012). "Beguiling as ever on stage". Newcastle Evening Chronicle. p. 4. Retrieved July 12, 2012.
  13. ^ a b Geoff Gehman (December 15, 2000). "After Years Of Turmoil, Suzzy Roche Agitates For Calm". The Morning Call. p. D1. Retrieved July 12, 2012.

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