Deb Suckling has worked within the Queensland music industry almost two decades.
Growing up in regional Queensland, Deb started her first band Brindle at the old age of 23, but managed to go on and tour most nooks and crannies of Australia and even a few overseas performances.
She spent a number of years cutting her teeth with Indie labels FunkFolk Records and Collision Records before founding her own label - SugarRush Music in 2006, which she now runs with her partner Craig Spann. Deb was the Program Manager for QMusic from 2006 until 2012, overseeing a number of projects including coordinating the annual Queensland Music Awards, Women In Music conference, Home CD, BIGSOUND and coordinating professional development and educational workshops across QLD.
Deb has been on the panel of judges for the Queensland Music Awards, the National Indigenous Music Awards, a peer assessor for the Australia Council and Arts Queensland and has been invited to speak on panels and workshops across Australia.
She has run a number of community music programs including the Soldiers Wife, The Songs of Roma House and regional songwriting projects Songs of the Surat and she is also the producer of a number of events for her label.She currently spends her time in between projects including Soldiers Wife, Big Sky Girls - mentoring for young women from regional and remote areas of Queensland and running Sugarrush Music.