Susanna Hoffs

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Covered How Soon Is Now? with Matthew Sweet on their album Under The Covers Vol. 3 (2013).

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American singer born on January 17, 1959 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is married to Jay Roach (2).

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Susanna Hoffs (born January 17, 1959) is an American singer, guitarist, songwriter, author, and actress. Hoffs, Debbi and Vicki Peterson founded the Bangles in 1981. They released their first full length album All Over the Place on Columbia Records in 1984. The group's third album, Everything (1988) included the US top-ten hit In Your Room and number one Eternal Flame, both written by Hoffs with Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly. Following tensions in the band that included resentment at Hoffs being perceived as the band's leader, the group split in 1989. The Bangles re-formed in 1999 and released albums in 2003 and 2011. She appeared in the film Stony Island (1978), directed by Andrew Davis and co-written by Hoffs' mother, Tamar Simon Hoffs. She also appeared in the film short, The Haircut (1982) and starred in the 1987 comedy movie The Allnighter. Her first solo album, When You're a Boy (1991), was followed by Susanna Hoffs (1996). Neither of the releases proved to be as popular as the Bangles' albums, although they yielded two charting singles in the US, the Top-40 hit "My Side of the Bed", and "All I Want". She later recorded several songs for movies, and formed the faux British 1960s band Ming Tea, with Mike Myers and Matthew Sweet, which performed in all three Austin Powers movies. Hoffs teamed with Sweet to produce three albums of cover songs. Her next solo album Someday (2012) was followed by the cover albums Bright Lights (2021) and The Deep End (2023). Hoffs' first novel, This Bird Has Flown, a romantic comedy about a struggling musician, was published by Little Brown in 2023. It received favorable reviews, and Universal Pictures purchased the rights to the novel for a screen adaptation.