Sue Hachey


Becoming a vocalist was never a path that she would of ever though of pursuing, however I guess they were the cards she was dealt and the path she was destined to take. At the age of 15, she was in her 2nd year of high school and decided to participate in a variety show in 1979. She had performed one song which was a rendition of Bee Gees song “Words” performed by Rita Coolidge. After she had performed that one song she was approached by St. Vincents’s high school and asked to sing a half hour set to open for a show of local performers Dan Maloney and Debbie Harrity. Sue accepted and asked a childhood friend to accompany her on piano for the evening. In the audience that night was former Quispamsis mayor Ron Maloney that heard something in her and asked her if she would be auditioning in a band. Ron had also played music all his life and continues to do so. He is locally known for his own childrens group “Shades of Harmony”. Ron took Sue under his wing giving her ample opportunities to sing publicly and taught her many aspects of being in a band. In 1982 she would also audition for Saint Vincent’s musical “South Pacific” where she would land the lead role of “Nellie Forbush”. With all these experiences and opportunities, Sue made her home on stage. That was her safe place.