By MELISSA SCHNEIDER
ocal musician Susie Badge has been a DJ?on Fort Myers Beach for more than seven years, and a rockin' guitarist and band member for much longer than that. Come Saturday, Jan. 19, she'll be diving back into her musical element at the Nauti Turtle, 19001 San Carlos Blvd., as she hosts her very first Music Video Party, where guests of the event can be a big part of the action, as Susie records her first music video that evening. Doors open at 6 p.m., the first show starts at 7 p.m., the next at 8 p.m.
"I've been in the music business my entire life, playing guitar, singing (sometimes up front, sometimes in support), writing, arranging, producing, and all of the little aspects that go into getting and keeping an act working," she said. "I'll be performing two continuous, hour-long shows of great rock/blues covers, and everything will be recorded by a professional camera, lighting and sound crew, to then turn into a music video compilation. The crowd is involved with the recording, it's one big party, and it's going to be such a fun time for everyone!"
All of the arrangements recorded during Susie's performance Saturday night were created by the talented artist in her studio, from the drums, up.
"They'll be covers, but I?take music and make it my own. So, they'll sound more like me, my field, my choice. They have the 'Susie Spin' on them,"?Susie said. "This is such a unique and fun event. Even if you're camera shy and don't want to be in the video, that's no problem. The Nauti Turtle has plenty of areas within the establishment that won't be on camera. There will be lots of friends, and it will be an evening to remember, as you actually play a part in the making of my music video. It's sure to be one big, fun party!"
There is no cover charge to enter the Music Video party, so come one, come all. Boat docking is available, too.
"Later, I plan on doing some originals soon, too. It's all about support," she said. "And Saturday night, I'll be rockin' on my beautiful Fender Stratocaster. It's blonde, so it matches my hair and maybe I'll wear my blonde boots that night, too!?I'm so excited about this show, and encourage everyone to head down to the Nauti Turtle Saturday night for a really exciting, really fun evening during my first Music Video Party!"