Bio

Poeina Suddarth has been inspired by and closely knit into the Northwest hip hop community having collaborated and featured on over 10 albums with various projects such as Dark Time Sunshine, Gift of Gab/Blackalicious, Eastern Sunz and K records All Your Friends Friends.  Yet her solo music has been more often compared with Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse and Nora Jones.  Poeina grew up singing classical music with Russian Teacher Ludmila Tretzakova in the Seattle Girls Chior in over 15 languages.  She later trained with “The Maestro” David Kyle who taught many great Seattle singers including the Wilson sisters from Heart.

Poeina began performing professionally at age 13 when her cheer coach started booking her for opening acts, private parties & side stages out at the Gorge Amphitheater with House of Blues Concerts.  Some of the concerts she played out there include two years of Lilith Fair, Alanis Morrissette, Goo Goo Dolls, Bare Naked Ladies, Counting Crows, Dave Mathews Band, Garbage, Bob Dylan & Paul Simon.  Then Poeina Joined Seattle Rock group Bicycle on Interscope records and toured from Portland, Maine to Washington DC on an actual bicycle carrying a guitar amp & a box of merch on the back of her bike.  Poeina went on to tour as a back up singer and songwriter/collaborator for many other tours in Hip hop, Rock, and Indie Folk music.

After ten years of singing back up and doing collaborations, Poeina went back to being an artist & band leader.  Poeina’s solo music first hit the stage during her original musical production, The Bedroom Show, in May of 2011. The show was based on the theme from her song “White Mountain Beauty” that says, “with the thunder brings the rain in the canyons echoing like the time I lost my faith and still survived”. The bedroom show was written, produced and performed by Poeina Suddarth with the support from the Northwestern community, and 30+ cast and crew members.  The bedroom show was a multimedia rock opera version of her first album “Happy Whore” which she recorded at Momentum Studios in Portland, OR inbetween hip hop sessions. The studio & many musicians contributed to the album in artistic support of Poeina’s music as it was a nearly zero budget self release.

Eager to promote her first album Poeina toured the Planes, Trains, & automobiles tour. Without a tour vehicle Poeina hitchhiked, rideshared, and took public transportation around the country for nearly two years. In each city Poeina met up with her Lucid Dreamers for a rehearsal before the show. The Lucid Dreamers are a pool of 30+ west coast musicians who were armed and ready to join the stage to back up Poeina. The Lucid Dreamers include, strings, horns, percussion, vocals, dancers and visual artists.  The Planes, Trains, & automobiles tour ended with a three week tour in Europe with 4 of Poeina’s top Lucid Dreamers which was funded by a successful kickstarted campaign.

Poeina always made her own costumes for live shows which lead her to work in the LA fashion industry with various designers making costumes for artists & projects such as Beyonce’s formation tour, London Fashion Week, Empire, Teen Choice Awards, Jason Mraz, Empire of the Sun, & more.  Poeina began making & designing costumes for Corey Feldman and his band of Angels which lead to the invite to join the Angelic to the Core Summer tour as a costume designer & opening act.  Poeina is now back in Los Angeles where she is recording a new album with producer, multi-instrumentalist and DJ Sky Dangcil and working on several other collaborative recording projects with platinum and grammy award winning songwriters.

 

PAST SHOWS
January 2018
– Bar 20 – West Hollywood, CA

– The NAMM show Monheim Microphone booth – Aneheim, CA

December 2017
– Interview with I Heart Radio host Ed Opperman 
– The Cinema Bar – Culver City, CA

November 2017
– The Other Door – North Hollywood, CA

October 2017
– The Federal Bar – North Hollywood, CA

Opener for The Letters Home
August 2017
– XL Public House – Salinas, CA
– Oxenfre Public House – Brookings, OR
– Turning Earth Solar Fest – Dallas, OR

Opener for Corey Feldman & the Angels
August 2017
– The Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
July 2017
– Shady Gators – Lake of the Ozarks, MO
– Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
– A&R Music Bar – Columbus, OH
– The Whiskey Barrel Bar – Haverhill, MA
– The Whiskey Barrel Bar – Haverhill, MA
– Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
– Reverb Room – Reading, PA
– Highline Ballroom BIRTHDAY SHOW! – New York, NY
– The NorVa – Norfolk, Virginia
– Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
– Hooligans Music Hall – Jacksonville, NC
– Grey Eagle Music Hall – Asheville, NC
– Trixie’s Entertainment Complex – Louisville, KY
– The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
– Wynfields Sports Bar – Satellite Beach, FL
– The High Dive – Gainesville, FL
– Club LA – Destin, FL
– White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
– 51st Street Speakeasy – Oklahoma City, OK
June 2017
– The Cornerstone – Berkeley, CA
– Hard Rock Hotel And Casino – Las Vegas, Nevada
– The Catalyst Club – Santa Cruz, CA
– The Mystic Theatre – Petaluma, CA
– Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
– Sunshine Studios Live – Colorado Springs, CO
– The Moxi Theater – Greeley, CO
– Shank Hall – Milwaukee, WI
– Arcada Theatre – St. Charles, IL
– Spicoli’s – Waterloo, IA

More Past Shows

Mar 2017 – CInema Bar  – Culver City, CA
 – TRiP  – Santa Monica, CA
Feb 2017
– East Village Coffee Lounge  – Monterey, CA
 – Backyard Coffee  – Redwood City, CA
 – Linnea’s  – San Luis Obispo, CA
Jan 2017
 – Bar 20  – West Hollywood, CA
Sep 2016
 – Tognazzini’s Dockside Too  – Morro Bay, CA
– Vina Robles Paso Robles, CA
– Oberon’s Three Penny Tavern  – Ashland, OR
– The Round Up Saloon  – Red Bluff, CA
Aug 2016
 – Backyard Coffee Company  – Redwood City, CA
– Bar 20  – West Hollywood, CA
– Rock N Roll Pizza – Moorpark, CA
Jun 2016
– BERGAMOT STATION – Santa Monica, CA
May 2016
– Bar 20 – West Hollywood, CA
– The Other Door – North Hollywood, CA
Apr 2016
– TRiP – Santa Monica, CA
– Bar 20 – West Hollywood, CA
Jan 2016
– Bar 20 – West Hollywood, CA
Dec 2015 – 
5th annual Cows for Christmas – Pasadena, CA
– Jimmy’s Place – Burbank, CA
Nov 2015
– Throop Unitarian – Pasadena, CA
– The Viper Room – West Hollywood, CA
Oct 2015
– The Clubhouse – Los Angeles, CA
– Bar 20 – West Hollywood, CA
Sep 2015
– Sabor y Cultura – Los Angeles, CA
Aug 2015
– Poetrypalooza – Hollywood, CA
– Brass Monkey – Los Angeles, CA
Jul 2015
– Topanga Film Festival – Topanga, CA
– Brass Monkey – Los Angeles, CA
Jun 2015
– Brass Monkey – Los Angeles, CA
May 2015
– Patchwork Festival – Santa Ana, CA
– Brass Monkey – Los Angeles, CA
Apr 2015
– Brass Monkey – Los Angeles, CA
– LA LA Land Talk Live Radio Show – Los Angeles, CA
Urban Underground @ The Airliner – Los Angeles, CA
Mar 2015
– Brass Monkey – Los Angeles, CA
Feb 2015
 – UBG’s – North Hollywood, CA
Rock N Roll Pizza – Moorpark, CA
LA LA Land Talk Live Radio Show – Los Angeles, CA
– Brass Monkey – Los Angeles, CA
Jan 2015
– Brass Monkey – Los Angeles, CA
Dec 2014
– Rock N Roll Pizza – Moorpark, CA
Nov 2014
– Dante’s (All Your Friends Friends CD Release K Records)- Portland, OR
– Brass Monkey – Los Angeles, CA
Oct 2014
– Rock N Roll Pizza – Moorpark, CA
Vikings 360 – Linn Creek, MO
Sep 2014
– Apple Fest – Gays Mills, WI
– Chatterbox Pub – Minneapolis, MN
– House Concert @ the Mills  –  Baltimore, MD
– Nail Creek Pub – Utica, NY
– Hotel Utica – Utica, NY
– Bernie’s Distillery – Columbus, OH
Taxman Brewing Company – Bargersville, IN
House Concert – Kansas City, MO
House Party – Boulder, CO
Sabrosa – Grand Junction, CO
Aug 2014
– Rock N Roll Pizza – Moorpark, CA
– Rock N Roll Pizza – Moorpark, CA
Jul 2014
 – House Of Blues  – West Hollywood, CA
– Rock N Roll Pizza – Moorpark, CA
– Rock N Roll Pizza – Moorpark, CA
– Froggy’s Topanga Film Festival – Topanga, CA
– Froggy’s Topanga Film Festival – Topanga, CA
– Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum – Topanga, CA
– Rock N Roll Pizza – Moorpark, CA
– Infusion Lounge – Universal City, CA
– Nimbus Brewing – Tucson, AZ
– Republic Of Pie – North Hollywood, CA
Jun 2014
– Mystic Hot Springs – Monroe, UT
– Groovefest @ Main St. Park – Cedar City, UT
– Cafe Soleil – Hurricane, UT
– House Party – Salt Lake City, UT
– Kook Convivium – Salt Lake City, UT
– House Party – Walla Walla, WA
– The Attic Palouse Folklore Society – Moscow, ID
– House Concert – Spokane, WA
– El Corazon – Seattle, WA
– Laurelthirst Public House – Portland, OR
– Private Party – Portland, OR
– Secret Location Private Party – San Francisco, CA
– Private Concert – San Francisco, CA
– Persimmons Garden – Redway, CA
– Rock N Roll Pizza – Moorpark, CA
May 26 2014
– Rock N Roll Pizza – Moorpark, CA
– Roseberry Garden Party – Roseberry, ID
– Rock N Roll Pizza – Moorpark, CA
– Conejo Valley Days – Thousand Oaks, CA
– Dave’s On Broadway – Glendale, CA
– Good Hurt – Los Angeles, CA
Apr 2014
– Rock N Roll Pizza – Moorpark, CA
– Private Party – Honeydew, CA
– The Sail Inn – Tempe, AZ
Mar 2014
– Rock N Roll Pizza Monday NIghts – Moorpark, CA
– Rock N Roll Pizza – Moorpark, CA
– Rock N Roll Pizza – Moorpark, CA
– Rock N Roll Pizza – Moorpark, CA
Feb 2014
– Rock N Roll Pizza – Moorpark, CA
– Rock N Roll Pizza – Moorpark, CA
– Private Party – Boise, ID
– Private Party – Boise, ID
Jan 2014
– Aux 12 chaises – Saint-Gilles, BE
– Cafe Ari – Rotterdam, NL
– Cabron – Antwerpen, BE
– Club Moments – Bremen, DE
– Liekedeeler – Verden, NI, DE
– Waterfront Mall – Bremen, DE
Dec 30 2013
– Grusewsky – Emden, DE
– Radio Jade – Wilhelmshaven, DE
– Katakomben Achim – Achim, DE
– Kulturambulanz – Bremen, DE
– Schwarzer Bar – WHV, NI, DE
– Villa Sponte – Bremen, DE
– Gig Linden – Hannover, DE
 Kunst & Buhne – Celle, DE
– Beach Motel – St. Peter-Ording, DE
– Lox – Bremen, DE
– Glucklich cafe – Bremen, DE
– Schwan Derendorf – Dusseldorf, DE
– Maximilian – Nienburg, DE
– Litfaß Oldenburg – Oldenburg, DE
– Altes Gymnasium  – Bremen, DE
– Beach Motel – St. Peter-Ording, DE
– Hafen Casino – Bremen, DE
– Radio Weser TV – Delmenhorst, DE
– Litfaß – Bremen, DE
– De Nul – Hengelo, NL
– Il Padrino – Syke, DE
– Slatterys Irish Pub – Delmenhorst, DE
Nov 2013
– Monarch – San Francisco, CA
Oct 2013
– Blondies – Arcata, CA
Sep 2013
– Paper Moon – Salt Lake City, UT
– SLC Photo collective Niya Model Management Launch Party- Salt Lake City, UT
– The Green Onion Pub Utica Music Festival- Utica, NY
– Nail Creek Pub & Brewery Utica Music Festival – Utica, NY
– bG Art Gallery – Santa Monica, CA
Aug 2013
– Wednesday Night Concert Series – Roseberry, ID
– Mississippi Pizza Pub – Portland, OR
– Viracocha – San Francisco, CA
– Rock & Roll Pizza@The Rack – Woodland Hills, CA
– M Bar – Los Angeles, CA
The Lost Leaf – Phoenix, AZ
– Flagstaff Brewing Company – Flagstaff, AZ
– Tennyson’s Tap – Denver, CO
Jul 2013
– Elbo Room – Chicago, IL
– Cafe Mustache – Chicago, IL
– The Bar 10 Doors – Chicago, IL
– Great Day Cafe – Overland Park, KS
– TRiP – Santa Monica, CA
Jun 2013
– Hotel Monte Vista – Flagstaff, AZ
– Last Exit Live – Phoenix, AZ
– Groovefest – Cedar City, UT
– Pat’s BBQ – Salt Lake City, UT
– Private Party – Salt Lake City, UT
– Alpine Pantry – McCall, ID
– White Eagle Saloon –  Portland, OR
– JoJo Coffee – Longview, WA
Portland Pride Festival Main Stage – Portland, OR
– Mad River Brewery – Bluelake, CA
– Blue Danube – Alameda, CA
– Private Party – San Diego, CA
– Private Party – Los Angeles, CA
May 2013
– Blondies – Arcata, CA
– The Pig n Whistle – Hollywood, CA
– NOHO Foodtruck fest – North Hollywood, CA
Apr 2013
– The Pig n Whistle – Hollywood, CA
– Dragonfly Nightclub – Los Angeles, CA
– Guitar Merchant – Woodland Hills, CA
Mar 2013
– Barboza – Seattle, WA
– DownTownLounge – Eugene, OR
– Le Voyuer – Olympia, WA
– Kelly’s Olympian – Portland, OR
– Black Light Lounge – Salem, OR
– Mad River Brewing – Bluelake, CA
– Private Memorial – Arcata, CA
– Humboldt Live Sessions – Arcata, CA
– Private Party – San Francisco, CA
– Brass House – Austin, TX
– Brass House – Austin, TX
– Hotel Monte Vista – Flagstaff, AZ
– Radio Show 104.7fm & AM600 KVNA – Flagstaff, AZ
Feb 2013
 – The Pig n Whistle – Hollywood, CA
– Alpine Pantry – McCall, ID
– One World Cafe – Moscow, ID
– The Crux – Boise, ID
– Salty Senorita – Phoenix, AZ
Jan 2013
– Butterflies Radio interview  – Hollywood, FL
– New Music Monday Butterflies Radio – Hollywood, FL
– Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf – Studio City, CA
– Sam Ash Music – Canoga Park, CA
– Rock & Roll Pizza@The Rack – Woodland Hills, CA
Dec 29 2012 – House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
– 9 Lives Club – Gilroy, CA
– Oct 2012
– UCSF LGBTQ Mixer – San Francisco, CA
– The Hotel Cafe – Los Angeles, CA
Sep 2012
– Fair fax Farmers Market – Los Angeles, CA
– Ranch Party – Los Angeles, CA
– CAP – Sherman Oaks, CA
– Westwood Brewing Co – Los Angeles, CA
– NoHo Food Truck Fest – Los Angeles, CA
– Good Hurt – Los Angeles, CA
– Wildcat Willies – Springdale, UT
Aug 2012
– KWSS 106.7fm TMI show – Phoenix, AZ
– The Los Leaf – Phoenix, AZ
– Jackalope – Santa Fe, NM
– Sundara Gallery – Flagstaff, AZ
– Mo’s – Salt Lake City, UT
– Top Hat – Missoula, MT
– The Crux – Boise, ID
– Radio Boise – Boise, ID
– Jade Lounge – Portland, OR
– Portland Farmers Market – Portland, OR
– The Parlor Live – Bellevue, WA
– Le Voyuer – Olympia, WA
– Mission Theater – Portland, OR
– Mad River Brewery – Blue Lake, CA
Jul 2012
– The VIper Room – West Hollywood, CA
– Fairfax Farmers Market – Los Angeles, CA
– House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
– Sundara – Flagstaff, AZ
– Wildcat Willies – Springdale, UT
– Blue Danube – Alameda, CA
– Ugly Mug – Soquel, CA
– Blondies – Arcata, CA
– King Farmers Market – Portland, OR
– Live at Bangor Court – Seattle, WA
– Alberta St Public House – Portland, OR
– Kenton Farmers Market – Portland, OR
– Le Voyuer – Olympia, WA
– Liquid Lounge – Seattle, WA
– The Attic Palouse Folklore Society – Moscow, ID
– Mixed Bag & Bizarre – Boise, ID
– Alpine Pantry – McCall, ID
– Roseberry Arts & Crafts Festival – Roseberry, ID
– Club Infinity – Salt Lake City, UT
– The Laughing Goat – Boulder, CO
Jun 2012
– Good Hurt – Los Angeles, CA