Suzzy Roche

Suzzy Roche (born September 29, 1956; Suzzy rhymes with "fuzzy"),[1] originally from Park Ridge, New Jersey, is best known for her work with the vocal group The Roches, alongside sisters Maggie and Terre.[2] Suzzy is the youngest of the three, and joined the act in 1977.[3] She has written a book titled Wayward Saints, published in 2012.[4]


Roche is also an active associate member of The Wooster Group and has appeared in a number of the group's productions as well as composing original music for the group's performances.[5] She was briefly a member of Four Bitchin' Babes, appearing on their album Some Assembly Required.[5] In 2004 Roche appeared on Crash Test Dummies album Songs of the Unforgiven.[6]

In addition to singing, she is an actress, having appeared in the 1988 romantic comedy Crossing Delancey,[7] as well as a 1982 film, Soup for One.[8] Roche also appeared with her siblings (playing themselves) in the 1996 comedy A Weekend in the Country.[9]


With musician Loudon Wainwright III, Roche has a daughter: Lucy Wainwright Roche.[10] Lucy's half-siblings Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright are also singer-songwriters.[11]

Solo discography


  1. Thom Duffy (June 8, 1986). "Roche Sisters Take Folk Act Into Tampa". Orlando Sentinel. p. 11. Retrieved July 12, 2012.
  2. Cocks, Jay. "Valentines from the Danger Zone", Time (magazine), May 7, 1979. Accessed October 16, 2007.
  3. John Rockwell (August 11, 1977). "Performance by 3 Roche sisters at Kenny's Castaways nightclub". New York Times. p. 318. Retrieved July 12, 2012.
  4. Natalie Danford (September 2, 2011). "Life Riffs: Focus on Music 2011". Publishers Weekly. 258 (36). p. 22. Retrieved July 12, 2012.
  5. 1 2 Terry Perkins (March 25, 2004). "Take It From Suzzy Roche: The Babes' Sound Is Still Bitchin'". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. p. 32.
  6. Bartley Kives (March 12, 2005). "Dummies frontman won't be home for Junos". Winnipeg Free Press (Manitoba). p. c1. Retrieved July 12, 2012.
  7. Janet Maslin (August 24, 1988). "Review/Film; Learning to Appreciate a Mr. Right Who Sells Pickles and Tells Jokes". New York Times. p. C15. Retrieved July 12, 2012.
  8. "Soup for One (1982)". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  9. "A Weekend in the Country (1996) TV Movie". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  10. Dan Markowitz (April 14, 1996). "Turning 50, Songwriter Sings About Life". New York Times. Retrieved July 12, 2012.
  11. Alan Nichol (June 8, 2012). "Beguiling as ever on stage". Newcastle Evening Chronicle. p. 4. Retrieved July 12, 2012.
  12. 1 2 Geoff Gehman (December 15, 2000). "After Years Of Turmoil, Suzzy Roche Agitates For Calm.". The Morning Call. p. D1. Retrieved July 12, 2012.

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