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Susanna Hoffs

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Susanna Hoffs is definitely best-known because the lead singer and guitarist using the well-known pop group the Bangles, but Hoffs in addition has enjoyed an extraordinary career like a single artist along with a collaborator with an array of performers. Hoffs was created in Newport Seaside, California on January 17, 1959; her dad, Joshua Hoffs, was your physician, while her mom, Tamar Simon Hoffs, was a screenwriter and film movie director. Susanna was the next of three kids, and she and her siblings discovered to try out guitar off their uncle, a folk musician who also constructed dulcimers. Hoffs was raised on traditional AM radio pop and literate, folk-influenced performers such as for example Joni Mitchell and Bonnie Raitt; she appreciated singing with relatives and buddies, but was interested in seeking performing or dance being a profession (she played a little role within the 1978 film Stony Isle, an acclaimed indie feature co-written by her mom) until she enrolled being a ballet pupil at UC Berkeley. After her your government approved along albums from the Ramones, Blondie, and Speaking Mind, and Susanna noticed Patti Smith perform in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, she became an instant convert to the brand new wave, and created an informal music group with her sibling and David Roback, a pal from a nearby who played acoustic guitar. As the trio demonstrated short-lived, Hoffs and Roback, who have been a couple for some time, documented some living-room demos that emboldened her to create a music group. (Echoes of the unreleased recordings could be heard within the 1984 recording Rainy Day time, coordinated by Roback after he became innovator from the acclaimed Paisley Underground music group Rainfall Parade; Hoffs contributes impressive business lead vocals to variations from the Velvet Underground’s “I’M GOING TO BE Your Reflection” and Bob Dylan’s “I’ll Maintain It with Mine.”) Searching for like-minded music artists, Hoffs answered an advertisement within an L.A. every week newspapers, The Recycler, in past due 1980 and fulfilled guitarist Vicki Peterson and her sister Debbi Peterson, who performed drums; the three distributed a fondness for ’60s-influened pop/rock and roll as well as the Petersons had been impressed with Hoffs’ vocal capabilities. The three created a music group called the Colors that could quickly evolve in to the Bangs, and became the Bangles following a risk of legal actions from another group known as the Bangs. The Bangles would become bone tissue fide superstars within the ’80s, rating two multi-platinum albums (1986’s Different Light and 1988’s Everything) and a small number of strike singles (including “Manic Mon,” “Walk As an Egyptian,” and “Eternal Fire”), but as their popularity rose, so do tensions inside the group, compounded from the media’s concentrate on Hoffs because the “celebrity” from the take action. Though all members composed and sang, Hoffs received the lion’s talk about from the press because the concept lead vocalist, so when she was ensemble within the Allnighter, a humor written and aimed by Tamar Simon Hoffs, Susanna was produced the focus from the film’s marketing and publicity advertising campaign, which unwittingly helped annoyed the balance from the music group. By the finish of 1989, the Bangles split up. In 1991, Hoffs released her debut single record, IF YOU ARE a Boy (the name originates from the David Bowie tune “Children Maintain Swinging,” which Hoffs protected), but as the melody “My Aspect o the Bed” fared well as an individual and received continuous MTV play, the record was a industrial and vital disappointment, and Hoffs eventually took many years off to spotlight her personal lifestyle. In 1993, Hoffs wedded film movie director Jay Roach, plus they welcomed their initial child 2 yrs afterwards. In 1996, Hoffs’ self-titled sophomore recording premiered to enthusiastic evaluations, though once more it didn’t sell in addition to anticipated. In 1997, she teamed up with Matthew Lovely, Christopher Ward, and Mike Meyers to create Ming Tea, a fictive English rock-band who made an appearance in Jay Roach’s humor Austin Forces, International Guy of Mystery, plus they documented a melody for the film’s soundtrack, “BBC.” Ming Tea obtained something of the cult pursuing after Austin Forces became popular, plus they also made an appearance within the film’s two sequels. Furthermore to covering “THE APPEARANCE of Like” and “What’s EVERYTHING About, Alfie” for the Forces’ movies, Hoffs reunited the Bangles to record the music “Get the lady” for 1999’s Austin Forces: The Spy Who Shagged Me; the group consequently lay out on tour, and came back towards the studio room to record a fresh recording, 2003’s Doll Trend. (The title originated from Elvis Costello’s music “Rip Off Your Personal Mind [It’s a Doll Trend],” and Costello evidently authorized of Hoffs’ vocal on the cover, welcoming her to sing it in a concert released on his 2011 live record Return from the Spectacular Rotating Songbook!!) In 2006, Hoffs and her Ming Tea cohort Matthew Special teamed up to record a duet record, Under the Addresses, Vol. 1, where they interpreted 15 ‘60s pop classics. The record earned rave testimonials, and in ’09 2009 the set came back with Beneath the Addresses, Vol. 2, which centered on songs from the ’70s. Special and Hoffs also toured jointly as Sid ‘n’ Susie, the name being truly a play on Sweet’s Ming Tea personality name, Sid Belvedere. (Hoffs’ Ming Tea name was the a lot more United kingdom Gillian Shagwell.) Special and Hoffs crossed pathways within the studio room once again when he was tapped to make a new Bangles record in 2011, Sweetheart of sunlight. In 2012, Hoffs released her third single recording, Someday, a series dominated by tracks she had written in cooperation with guitarist and tunesmith Andrew Brassell. The next yr, Hoffs re-teamed with Lovely for another assortment of covers; at under the Addresses, Vol. 3, the duo tackled pop tracks through the ’80s.

Quick Facts


Full Name Susanna Hoffs
Height 1.57 m
Profession Actor, Singer, Guitarist
Education University of California, Berkeley, Palisades Charter High School
Nationality American
Spouse Jay Roach
Children Jackson Roach, Sam Rayfield Roach
Parents Tamar Simon Hoffs, Joshua Hoffs
Siblings John Hoffs, Jesse Hoffs
Music Groups The Bangles, Ming Tea
Music Songs My Side of the Bed, The Look of Love, Different Drum, I've Seen All Good People: Your Move / All Good People, Picture Me, Alfie, Bell Bottom Blues, All the Young Dudes, Unconditional Love, Beekeeper's Blues, Cinnamon Girl, More Than This, Stuck in the Middle With You, Hello It's Me, Go All the Way, Boys Keep Swinging, Sugar Magnolia, Run to Me, They Don't Know, Couldn't I Just Tell You, Our Lips Are Sealed, Sitting Still, The Warmth of the Sun, Care of Cell #44, She May Call You Up Tonight, Everything I Own, Big Brown Eyes, It's All Over Now, Baby Blue, Enormous Wings, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Weak With Love, Second Hand News
Albums Different Light, Greatest Hits, Under the Covers, Vol. 1, Under the Covers, Vol. 2, Someday, Under the Covers, Vol. 3, Ladies and Gentlemen... The Bangles!, Completely Under the Covers, When You're a Boy, Susanna Hoffs, The Pillowcase, Some Summer Days
Movies The Wrecking Crew, Red Roses and Petrol, Austin Powers in Goldmember, The Allnighter, Stony Island, The Haircut
TV Shows I Love the '80s Strikes Back, 100 Greatest Songs of the '80s


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#Fact
1 Her latest album with The Bangles, titled "Doll Revolution", was released on March 3, 2003. It is their first studio album since 1988. [March 2003]
2 Ranked #43 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
3 Was in the band Ming Tea with actor Mike Myers, Canadian musician/producer Christopher Ward and singer Matthew Sweet.
4 Both her mother and husband are film directors.
5 1980 Graduate of University of California at Berkeley, BFA in Art History.
6 Once studied to become a ballet dancer, and can do the splits.
7 Her parents are Joshua and Tamar Simon Hoffs. Her brothers are John Hoffs and Jesse Hoffs.
8 The Bangles broke up in 1990 after 10 years together. They reunited in 1999, and are working on a new album, scheduled to be released sometime in 2002.
9 Member of the 80s rock-pop band The Bangles.
10 At first, The Bangles were known as "The Bangs", but when the band accepted a record deal, an already signed band of the same name sued. The Bangles added "les" to their name as a tribute to a major influence of their music, The Beatles.
11 Two sons: Jackson Roach (b. 9 February 1995) and Sam Rayfield Roach (b. 10 November 1998) in Santa Monica


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Scream Queens 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Stalker 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Walking on Sunshine 2014 writer: "Eternal Flame"
Hartenstraat 2014 writer: "Eternal flame" - as Hoffs
Dancing on Ice 2014 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
How I Met Your Mother 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Neighbors 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Psych 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
t Schaep met de 5 pooten 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pitch Perfect 2012 writer: "Eternal Flame", "Bellas Regionals: medley" uncredited
The X Factor Philippines 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Idol 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Quixote's Island 2011 writer: "Eternal Flame" - as Hoffs
EastEnders 2003-2011 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Outsourced 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ramona and Beezus 2010 writer: "Eternal Flame"
Imagine That 2009 performer: "Got to Get You into My Life"
Bedtime Stories 2008 writer: "Eternal Flame" - as Susanna Lee Hoffs
Pushing Daisies 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols! 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Singing Bee 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Heartbreak Kid 2007 performer: "Different Drum"
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
29 und noch Jungfrau 2007 TV Movie writer: "Eternal Flame"
Ghost Whisperer 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Canadian Idol 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sherrybaby 2006 writer: "Eternal Flame" - as Susanna Lee Hoffs
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found 2005 TV Special documentary writer: "In Your Room"
Idols 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Red Roses and Petrol 2003 performer: "The Water Is Wide Irish Mix", "Catch The Wind"
Idols 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Miss Match 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Australian Idol 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nouvelle Star 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Verbotene Liebe 2003 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Idool 2003 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deutschland sucht den Superstar 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Right Here Right Now Live 2002 Video writer: "Eternal Flame" - uncredited
Atomic Kitten: Kitten Diaries 2002 TV Movie documentary writer: "Eternal Flame", "Eternal Flame Live" - uncredited
Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002 performer: "Alfie What's It All About, Austin?" / producer: "Alfie What's It All About, Austin?"
Idols 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Sweetest Thing 2002 writer: "Eternal Flame"
Top of the Pops 2 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Comedy Central Presents 2001 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
As Filhas da Mãe 2001 TV Series writer: "Eternal Flame"
The Parole Officer 2001 writer: "Eternal Flame"
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 2001 TV Special performer: "A Fool In Love"
Gilmore Girls 2001 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Meet the Parents 2000 performer: "A Fool in Love"
2gether 2000 TV Movie performer: "Beekeeper's Blues" - as Susannah Hoffs / writer: "Beekeeper's Blues" - as Susannah Hoffs
Novios 1999 writer: "Dejame soñar" - as Hoffs
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 writer: "Psychedelic Scene Breaks", "Get The Girl"
Stars in Their Eyes 1997 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery 1997 performer: "The Look of Love" / writer: "Psychedelic Scene Breaks", "BBC"
Florentine 1997 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Die Harald Schmidt Show 1996 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Now and Then 1995 performer: "Now and Then" / writer: "Now and Then"
Suite 215 1992 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1992 performer: "WE CLOSE OUR EYES"
Bangles Greatest Hits 1990 Video short writer: "Hero Takes A Fall", "Walking Down Your Street", "In Your Room", "Eternal Flame"
Wooly Booly: Ang classmate kong alien 1989 writer: "Eternal Flames"
Under Cover 1987 writer: "I Need A Disguise"
True Stories 1986 performer: "Dream Operator"
The Goonies 1985 writer: "I Got Nothing"
Late Night with David Letterman 1984 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Stony Island 1978 lyrics: "Home Away From Home" / music: "Home Away From Home"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Get a Room 2015 TV Series
Comedy Bang! Bang! 2012 TV Series Street Performer
The Bangles Return to Bangleonia 2007 Video
Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002 Gillian Shagwell - Ming Tea, Austin's Band
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery 1997 Ming Tea (uncredited)
Rock & Read 1989 Video short voice
The Allnighter 1987 Molly Morrison
The Haircut 1982 Short Bobby Russo's Daughter (as The Bangs)
Stony Island 1978 Lucie

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Allnighter 1987 music supervisor

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Red Roses and Petrol 2003 executive producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stony Island 1978 production assistant

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Friends with Kids 2011 thanks
Pound of Flesh 2010 special thanks
Dinner for Schmucks 2010 the producers wish to thank
Charlie Bartlett 2007 special thanks
Mayor of the Sunset Strip 2003 Documentary we would like to thank
Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002 the film-makers wish to extend their personal thanks: for their contribution to the making of this movie
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 the film-makers wish to extend their personal thanks: for their contribution to the making of this movie
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery 1997 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gylne tider 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
Be My Baby: The Girl Group Story 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2006 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1996-2006 TV Series Herself - Performer / Herself
V Graham Norton 2003 TV Series Herself
Wetten, dass..? 2003 TV Series Herself
Open House 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2002 TV Movie Herself - Performer
The 27th Annual People's Choice Awards 2001 TV Special Herself
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 2001 TV Special Herself - Performer
Gilmore Girls 2001 TV Series Herself
Behind the Music 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
Lilith Fair: A Celebration of Women in Music 1997 TV Special documentary Performer: "Eternal Flame"
Die Harald Schmidt Show 1996 TV Series Herself
Late Night with David Letterman 1991 TV Series Herself
The 18th Annual American Music Awards 1991 TV Special Herself
MTV Video Music Awards 1990 1990 TV Special Herself
Bangles Greatest Hits 1990 Video short Herself
Top of the Pops 1986-1989 TV Series Herself
Sábado noche 1988 TV Series Herself
The Britannia Music Awards 1988 1988 TV Special Herself (as The Bangles)
Brit Awards 1987 1987 TV Special Herself - Winner: Best International Group (as The Bangles)
Women in Rock 1986 Video documentary Herself (The Bangles)
New American Bandstand 1965 1983-1986 TV Series Herself
The Bangles: Syria Mosque Concert 1986 TV Special Guitar & Vocals
The Eighties 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself - Musician, The Bangles
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steve Martin 2015 TV Special Herself (uncredited)
Get a Room 2015 TV Series Herself
The Seeds: Pushin' Too Hard 2014 Documentary Herself
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself - The Bangles
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest Musician
The Making of Stony Island, Music Makes Us One 2012 Video documentary short Herself
My First Guitar 2011 Documentary Herself
Beatles Stories 2011 Documentary Herself
Stars and Their Guitars: The History of the Electric Guitar 2008 Video documentary Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series Herself
Celebrities Uncensored 2003 TV Series Herself
Sonic Youth: Teenage Riot 1988 Video short Herself (uncredited)

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