Sue Gillies

Drummer and Vocalist

About Sue

 

Sue Gillies

 

Started playing drums from age 12-18 in school concert band, marching band and jazz band (reading drum charts)

Gigging at age 16 in Worcester, MA clubs with rock and cover bands.

Recorded first studio demo at age 17.

1985 Moved to Boston, MA to join all-female rock power trio "Good Question" that released demos and recordings, played all the top Boston rock clubs including The Channel, TT The Bears and The Rat and multiple recording sessions.

1988 moved to NYC freelancing in the blues and R+B scene, playing with pro musicians including Mick Taylor, The Holmes Brothers, Joan Osborne, Speedo Jones and the All-Stars, Franky Paris, Harry Holt, etc

1992 Alan Street from CBS records managed Good Question and put us on a London tour opening for The Commodores at Hammersmith Odeon, The Hippodrome and The Rock Garden. We also played many SIR Studio label showcases and NYC Clubs including The Bottom Line and Kenny's Castaways.

1994 Joined all female glam rock band "Glamourpuss" gigging and recording at CBGB's. Was in "Best of CBGB's" video and played most rock and punk clubs in NYC.

1996 re-located back to Massachusetts where I freelanced with area rock, blues, country and tribute bands.

2000 Played drums on a project "Drumbelievable" which consisted of 2 drummers playing on two 10-piece electronic drum kits.

2018-2019 drummer in "Boombox" 70s/80s Tribute Band playing Boston area top venues and casinos

2014-2019 drummer in "Throwback To The 60s!" Showband from Massachusetts playing regional shows in New England at Foxwoods Casino, Plainridge Park Casino, Woodstock Fair CT, The Eastern State Exposition and countless outdoor summer festivals and venues.

Venues Played

 

Hammersmith Odeon, London, England

The Hippodrome, London, England

CBGB's, NYC

The Bottom Line, NYC

Foxwoods Casino, CT

Plainridge Park Casino, MA

The Woodstock Fair, Main Stage, CT

The Channel, Boston, MA

Many others in the US and England

 

Gear

 

5 pc black Ludwig rocker drumset

4 pc black Pearl oyster authentic "Ringo" drumset

5 pc black Pearl drumset

Remo pinstripe heads

Zildjian cymbals

Vic Firth sticks

Ludwig hardware

Compliment mic assortment

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