“My son Richard presented me with this track. It was an unusual one, a bit of a James Brown vibe, who I always loved. I worked on it till I found the exact right melody, which was not obvious, and the right words to sing that I could relate to. I always have to tell a story, and it all came together very nicely. The lyrics are a little naughty, which my age, I am certainly allowed to be. We made this video in my garage complete with dancing, confetti, and masks wearing muso’s and dancers. I must say it was a little strange looking into all those Suzi’s faces… very surreal. The track and video can be summed up with one word…… FUN!” – Suzi
It’s got to be a very special release that has Suzi Quatro announce proudly: “The Devil In Me is the best album in my career to date!” After all, the American rock vocalist would hardly utter such superlatives lightly. Suzi’s enthusiasm for her latest offering has many reasons, twelve of them to be precise. Because The Devil In Me consists of exactly a dozen songs, each of them – from the opening track and title song to the final ‘Motor City Riders’ – a real highlight.
The reasons for Suzi’s remarkable creative explosion: on the one hand the lockdown, which kept her from her usual touring life in spring 2020, and on the other another collaboration with her son Richard Tuckey, which had already worked out extremely well on her predecessor album No Control. Suzi: “Starting spring 2020, almost one hundred of my shows were cancelled and Richard would also have been on tour with his band had not all concerts been cancelled or postponed. So, I said to him: ‘We should make the most of our free time, write new material and allow ourselves to be inspired by the things that are currently going on in the world.’ I already knew that Richard and I make a brilliant team, after all No Control had been a major success and a very special recording for us. Although I would never have thought that we’d be able to surpass it. But everybody who’s heard The Devil In Me and all the people who had worked on the previous album have told us: ‘This album is even stronger!’”
The album presents Suzi’s full range of musical diversity plus a number of surprises. From rock tracks such as ‘The Devil In Me’, ‘Get Outta Jail’, ‘Motorcity Riders’ and ‘Hey Queenie’ (“these four songs are typical of me and continue the tradition of my 1973 debut album”) to fairly unusual numbers such as the pub atmosphere-inspired ‘Loves Gone Bad’ with its intimate mood or ‘In The Dark’ which is accompanied by elegant piano and provocative saxophone sounds, Suzi presents herself from a whole range of different aspects. “Richard wanted this album to have a through line, so that you could put any track on, and it just fit… he also said he wanted this album to be as important and ground breaking as my first one. So that is how we approached this project, and that is what we accomplished.”
The Devil In Me * Hey Queenie * Betty Who? * You Can’t Dream It * My Heart And Soul * Get Outta Jail * Do Ya Dance * Isolation Blues * I Sold My Soul * Love’s Gone Bad * In The Dark * Motor City Riders * Bonus (vinyl only): Can I Be Your Girl * Desperado
See Suzi LIVE
17.04. UK-Peterborough – Showground
09.05. DE-Dessau – Anhalt Arena
10.05. DE-Dresden – Kulturpalast
12.05. DE-Wuppertal – Historische Stadthalle
14.05. DE-Mönchengladbach – Red Box
17.05. DE-Berlin – Friedrichstadtpalast
22.05. DE-Siegen/Hilchenbach – KulturPur
23.05. DE-Fulda – Esperantohalle
28.05. DE-Stuttgart – Liederhalle
19.06. ES-Vitoria-Gasteiz – Azkena Rock Festival
26.06. DE-Neuleiningen – Burgsommer
01.08. DE-Seebronn – Rock of Ages Festival
04.08. DE-Monschau – Burg Monschau
05.08. NL-Steenwijkerwold – Dicky Woodstock Festival
When Sylvia Chrzanowska, arrived in the UK from Poland armed with University Degrees and Masters in Environmental Protection and Polish Civil Law, a career in Beauty was the last thing on her mind.
But the legacy of her Mother as a Beauty Therapist in Poland, inspired Sylvia to pursue the career in which she shines. She explains that the beauty treatments administered by her mother in Poland were always extremely advanced.
Because of this Sylvia qualified as a Nurse and was compelled to adapt her medical credentials to a career she was already familiar with, and one in which she would naturally excel.
Since 2004 Sylvia has been practicing advanced non-surgical aesthetic treatments, described in clinical terms as ‘specialising in facial harmony and volume replacement achieving soft, subtle natural results for full facial rejuvenation’.
When I first met Sylvia I knew immediately that we were compatible as practitioner and patient, due to her calm, friendly but professional approach, the like I had not experienced for decades in either the medical or aesthetics profession
As I began treatment with Sylvia where she practices at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire I very quickly realised that as well as being an exceptional practitioner, she is a genius with injectables, and also had a keen eye and vision for what was best for me.
She also put me at ease very quickly, and I since learned that this is part of her training, both from home and with her present position, originally trained by Dr Tracy Mountford. She explains that administering the treatments are just part of the process and the psychological support is equally as important, and something that comes naturally to her, as I personally discovered.
Sylvia deals daily with patients who suffer from both fear of needles and panic attacks during treatment, and I would recommend that there is no-one better if you are suffering from stress and still want to have any sort of visual rejuvenation.
There is also a natural conviction in the way Sylvia approaches a treatment plan, in ways that are both creative and pragmatic, which instilled me with confidence and any reservations were soon dispelled as she talked me through the plan, and administered the treatments.
Having experienced such high standards of aesthetics, I would always recommend a visit to a highly skilled practitioner as Sylvia, and avoid untrained and inexperienced beauty therapists, choosing those preferably with a medical background, as the results are dependent on their expertise and training, and if they are not favourable can be reversed.
Beauty and Aesthetics is now deeply etched in Sylvia’s DNA, as even when on vacation on a visit to her native Poland, she is summoned to her Mum’s clinic to administer a treatment or two, and in spite of her being there on a break, usually capitulates knowing now that Beauty is truly her destiny and one she has come to adore.
“The most important thing for me is to work with a highly experienced team and having been working at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic since 2014, I couldn’t imagine working anywhere else.”
In the past, Sylvia has also trained fellow nurses in how to administer non-surgical treatments and combines injectables with state of the art technology based treatments to achieve optimum aesthetic outcomes. Sylvia likes to guide her patients through the various options tailored to their individual and specific needs, ensuring they receive the very best cosmetic results time after time with the highest standards in patient care and outcome.