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Sue Moreno - Romance Never Goes Out of Style

27 December 2009 / 10:12:31  GRReporter
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Victoria Mindova

Sue Moreno and the Handsome Men is an excellent show which is now visiting the Athens club Half Note and is offering a varied repertoire of light jazz and classical sentimental tunes from the 30s, 40s and the 50s of the twentieth century, mixed with some rock & roll. The beautiful Sue Moreno took time off to meet GRReporter in her dressing room. Here is what she told us:

How did everything start for you?

Oh, do you have enough time!? (she laughs ) First, I have to say that there was a lot of music in our house when I was a child. My dad played all different styles of music at his old record player and his old 45s. After that I started listening to Elvis and I loved it! When I got a little bit older I got more into it and I decided to do it myself. When I was about 15 I went into a music school and I started my first band.

Tell us more about the moment when you formed your style?

In a way I always knew what my path in the music would be. I am really touched by the ‘50s style but I also do swing, jazz, rockabilly and classic rock & roll. As I get older, I love to do more of the so called “beautiful melodies”, like tonight we’ll do more like classic ‘50s jazzy sound, Julie London’s style.  But I really enjoy the groovy rockabilly sound. My style is inspired by the all-time-classic names in swing, jazz and rock & roll styles, but then you get just bits and pieces and create sound of your own.

What other interests you have and how you combine them all?

I love the performing art in general. I love to dance, so I’ve been involved in singing, acting & modeling and everything all together. The truth is that if you really love something and you go for it, you have to be ready to give your best, because it’s quite though out there. I have to say that my parents really supported me in my choice of career.

What is your goal as a performer?

In the end of the day, what I really want to do is to create a show that I can combine everything together in a big theater show - just like they do it in Vegas! I’m a flamenco dancer, which is really something else of what I’m doing right now, but I love the passion in it. I’ve done acting courses when I studied in the States, so I think that everything just fits together – the movement from the daces that you can use it the music and the performance on the stage.

Do you have any plans for putting up a show like that in the near future and if “yes” do you thing that in the USA you’ll have more success with a project like that?

In a way it has always been in my head, but it’s just always a costly thing and there is a lot of work involved, but I definitely have it in my plans.

The truth is when I think for a big performing show with singing and acting and dancing I always think of Vegas. It’s the best place to put up a project like that!

I love your looks! Your performing image is memorizing. Tell us little more about the images that inspired you and how you combine it with your music.

Sometimes my music is just like the Hollywood glamour turned into songs. I really like this old classy style of icons like Julie London and Marilyn Monroe. The way she (Marilyn) performed in her movies and the type of sensuality she had. In fact one of my favorite movies is “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” 1953 (she laughs - we both are brunets). I am really into the whole fifty’s era and the black and white movies in general.

How do you like Greece?

First, here you always have nice weather! On the other hand I love the Greek audience - they are really appreciative! I have been in Thessaloniki, Larisa and Athens and in every city that we’ve played the people were amazing. People are singing along and having a good time and that’s the main thing, but sometimes people are just sitting with a glass of wine and enjoying the music. The point is that everyone is free to express themselves as they like.

In your show you radiate glamour, class and sensuality. Do you thing that people nowadays still believe in romance?

Well, I’m not standing in front of the in an old t-shirt and jeans (she’s laughing), that’s for sure! When you enter my site you can get the idea what’s my music all about and I do believe that people will be always trusty for beauty and romance. That’s way all these old songs will never go out of style, everyone loves them. That’s why it’s called “all time classis.”

What advice would you give to the kids that are upcoming in this type of music?

The most important thing is that you have to feel the music and manage to bring it across. You have to be yourself and put piece of you in it, it’s then when it really works.

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