Real name: Susanne Salomonsen
Effective period / Period of releases: 1973 - 2017Danish vocalist (b. 30 December 1955), lovingly nicknamed "rock mama", for her leading position as female voice in Danish rock.
Joined her first band when she was 13 and gained attention at the age of 15, when starring in the Danish version of the musical "Hair". Released her first solo album aged 17 in 1973, and was soon recognized for her remarkable singing abilities that adapted into several genres. Recruited by the Manhattan Transfer-styled Flair (4) 1974-77. Member of Anne Linnet Band 1979-83 with Lis Sørensen and Anne Linnet, but really took the position as the Danish "rock mama" while fronting Sneakers (6) 1979-85, followed by the re-launch as a solo artist. Co-writer with Anne Linnet of the 1988 AIDS-awareness single "Den Jeg Elsker Elsker Jeg", sung by Thomas Helmig and Søs Fenger.
Though remaining a popular artist, her solo career has seen both artistic ups and downs. One of the peaks was the top-selling 1989 album "Sanne". Her life-long interest in jazz resulted in the collaborative album "In A New York Minute" in 1998. In 2001, she was member of the country band Cowgirls with Lis Sørensen and Tamra Rosanes. In 2003, she returned as a solo artist with the album "Freedom" followed by "The Album" in 2005. In May 2006, she suffered a brain hemorrhage that kept her out of music until 2009, when she re-entered the charts with the "Unico" album.
Sanne Salomonsen was married to jazz bassist Bo Stief 1975-80, lived with fellow Sneakers band member Morten Kærså 1979-84, and was married to Swedish musician Mats Ronander 1985-92 with whom she had her sole child, Mnemic guitarist Victor Ray Salomonsen Ronander.