A baby-faced veteran of the metro NYC music scene, Susan Barry-Wendelken has received airplay on many radio stations, and was played on The Howard Stern Show. Among other honors, her band One Step Beyond opened for Black Sabbath on the Levi's sponsored local band stage at the Jones Beach Theater. Their music was featured in an award winning indie film, "Playing With Mr. Greeley" and in "The X Games". After a showcase at Rockergrl music festival in Seattle, Courtney Love called Susan "charismatic". She has worked with members of national acts King Missile, White Trash & Grammy nominee Joaquin Lievano.
Susan Barry-Wendelken roots
With roots in Irish counties Mayo, Leitrim, Cork & Kilkenny and family ties to distinguished Irish-Americans like former NYC Mayor James Walker, "Our Gang" actor & war hero George T. Wendelken as well as legendary actor Brian Dennehy, Susan Barry-Wendelken has performed in many in Irish music festivals & opening for high profile Irish artists like Shane McGowan, Black 47, Blink and The Revs. Susan has also shared the stage with musicians from Riverdance, Lord of The Dance, members of The Whole Shebang, Cherish The Ladies, The Prodigals & musicians featured in the soundtrack to the motion picture, "The Brothers McMullen".
Susan Barry-Wendelken credits
In addition to regularly fronting lineups featuring musicians from Broadways shows like "Rock of Ages", "American Idiot" & "Movin' Out", Susan Barry-Wendelken has performed alongside Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters), Sean O'Connor (Thin Lizzy), Joey Molland (Badfinger), Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), legendary musician & Aerosmith producer Mark Hudson and Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers).
Susan not only fronts acoustic duos, party-rock band Sweet Fancy Moses and 6 Gun 5 but is also the featured female vocalist for the weddings & Irish events with The Andy Cooney Band. She often sits in with popular Irish acts Celtic Cross, Good Clean Fun & The Diddley Idols. Recently, Susan Barry-Wendelken sang backing vocals for Saturday Night Live alum, Jim Breuer in his "Heavy Metal Man" Rock-Comedy show.