Photo Credit: Karel Goossens

 Sugar Queen
EN: Michele Denise, Vocals   (Nederlandse Bio )
Michele Denise, known as Sugar Queen, is a versatile American vocalist and songwriter, who performs blues in Europe, US, Asia and is currently based in the Netherlands/Belgium. Michele has found international success with 2 self-written albums and performing at many festivals and clubs in Europe.

Her family roots are in northern Florida which explains her affinity with gospel and blues.  In her early years, Michele played classical piano and received a university scholarship. Never straying from her blues and gospel roots, she continued to perform in churches of the Southern USA. Whilst touring various parts of the United States, she was singled out to perform in a historic “Mandela Released” event. During her time in the US, Michele worked a dual role as director/vocalist for several gospel and classic choirs in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and West Virginia.

Relocating to Asia in 2006, Michele formed in Malaysia the blues and classic rock band Deuces Wild.  During 2007 while performing blues, she worked as a jazz singer with internationalist jazz pianist, Yiang Yi Sock in Malaysia. In 2008, Michele had the distinction of performing for King Tuan Yang Terutama in Malaysia. In 2009, Michele recorded with blues/rock artist, Wang Wei (Rock Rhino) on his self-titled CD “Wang Wei” in Beijing, China. In 2016, Michele formed “Sugar Queen” in Belgium. It was collaboration between Belgian and Dutch blues artists and of course, the American Sugar Queen. The debut CD “340 Blues” released in 2017 and reached the number 4 position on the Chicago Blues Roots Music Charts with 5 of its debut songs ranking in the top 10.  Sugar Queen's Debut CD - 340 Blues ranked #9 in the Top Chicago Blues Album Chart for the Year of 2018 and ranked #23 for the Year of 2019. The next year brought Sugar Queen LIVE which hit the blues charts and debuted at # 5 then ranked #9 in the Top Chicago Blues Album Chart for the Year of 2019. After the success of Sugar Queen LIVE 2019 Tour, Sugar Queen will be back on the road for the Sugar Queen 2020 Tour.
 

Read Sugar Queen's Interview with Blues in the South (UK) 

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