Introducing singer-songwriter vocalist SKY Blue VOX aka Susie Lofton. Her extensive background in vocal training within various choral organizations such as the Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus, and the College of DuPage Chorale gave her a love for classical writers and composers, ensemble singing and harmonic structure. Soon after, she embarked on a personal exploration of various musical genres from punk to alt country, gospel to prog-rock and everywhere in between! The result eventually led her to begin to write original music, short stories and poetry. Susie later began leading the funky and rythmic rock band Spyder Monkey and honed her stage performance skills in some of Chicago’s most legendary rock venues. Susie’s sweet and soulful voice is noted to be reminiscent of the classic rock “diva”. Susie has had the good fortune to work with some very fine folks in the studio world including producer and engineer Doug McBride and Gravity Studios for “Tomorrow Comes”; Erick Butkus and BLAM Studios for “I Don’t Want To Be” by David Aleeso; Jim Tullio with Amy and the Rhinos on ‘Rise Up”; and Grammy nominated producer Jeffrey Wood.

Currently, Susie sings in the female fronted band The Sweet Maries. - See more at: .thesweetmaries .
Susie commands a powerful voice that transcends the average rock diva with a timber that is truly unmatched.

Screen name:
Member since:
Jun 03 2005
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
29 years


Annie Lennox, Peter Gabriel, MeTRIc, Susan Tedeschi, Cocteau Twins, Shannon Hoon, Paul Rodgers, RUSH, The Pretenders, King Crimson, The Police.

Members Of Band

SKY Blue VOX is Susie Lofton - vocals

Spyder Monkey:
Jeff Blatherwick - bass
Chuck Polanzani - guitar
Mike Tooles - drums


Susie Lofton - vox - Shure SM 57, 58 & Beta Wireless 58A

Jeff Blatherwick - bass - 1994 Philip Kubicki X Factor Bass (black of course) Line 6 Bass Pod, SWR 700watt 8ohms Goliath III Speaker Cabinet, Peavey Kilobass 1000 watt digital bass amp
Chuck Polenzani - guitar- Line6 Duoverb 2x12 combo. Plays Schecter, Dean & Gretsch guitars, uses Dean Markley Blue Steel Strings [.11's] and Dunlop Tortex picks.
Mike Tooles - drums- TAMA