Sue Merchant is an English indie singer - songwriter, known for her sincere crafting of songs, and her unguarded vocal delivery, which communicates a directness that resonates with both intimacy and candour. Her songs are inspired by real people and events and she consequently approaches her acoustic orientated music as personal, heartfelt expression. Industry awards include 1st Place Honours: BRIT Trust International Songwriting Contest - Honours List: Billboard World Songwriting Contest - 1st Place Honours: Stonewall Society Pride in the Arts and Accreditation by the World Music Foundation for outstanding achievement in songwriting. Primary Genres: Singer - Songwriter, Folk & New Folk. Style: An emotionally charged and thought provoking blend of traditional and contemporary folk songs, influenced by personal experience.