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Damion Suomi


Genres: Folk / Indie

Location: Cocoa Beach, FL

Stats: 72 fans / 5,045 plays / 8 plays today





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Members: Damion Suomi

When DAMION SUOMI (sue-me) stands before you on a slightly elevated stage you will find yourself wondering where exactly you heard the songs before that night, there is just something familiar about them like they have always been inside you, but you never heard them actually sung before. DAMION takes the stage as a nomad who just found his home again and will fight to stay in it as long as possible, empty and half empty beer bottles will surround him like a protective fence. DAMION says the songs he sings are a mix of hope and despair, but what only takes one verse to realize is that hope and despair is sung as a doppelganger that can only survive conjoined to each other, which is why when DAMION is singing a song that reads like forgotten lines by Yates and Bukowski, but he will be smiling as an only child does on Christmas morning.

DAMION used to be in a rock band of the pop rock persuasion, but at some point he began writing a collection of songs that felt rooted in Irish culture and bar drunk poetry. These songs were birthed from pubs, drinks, and relationships, he says. So he took this newly discovered collection and added in some classic Irish folk songs and began playing sets in Irish pubs all around Florida out of a hope that others would smile with him in the sorrow.

Ive always loved Irish culture, DAMION says, If you study it you will see heartbreak with a smile. this mixture is evident in all of the songs on his self-titled debut on P IS FOR PANDA records. On the song San Francisco, DAMION sings of great love and what a waste it is all within the same breath. The chorus houses the line, I gotta sing. I gotta shout. This world is tough. Boy, you should know if you love something let it go, tailgating on that line is yell from the mouth of a shot glass, watch it die.

If youve ever searched out aged whisky to help you sort things out, then DAMION will be your preacher. If youve held onto your friends and lovers like stolen money, then DAMION self-titled album will be your holy book to keep at your side. It will remind you to smile when sadness comes crashing in because you have to have them both to live.


  • Arie said:
    You are a god. Dec 27
  • Less Than Jake, More than Aaron said:
    Hey everyone! I’m just gonna get down to it. My name is Aaron and I’m from a band called Don’t Give Up The Ship! We’re an indie local band from Wichita, Kansas, and we would insanely love your support. Like the kind of love where we send you a Christmas gift to your house. Not like a TV or anything fancy. Probably just a muffin basket or something. Not literally though. :) http://www.purevolume.com/DontGiveUpTheShip Dec 18
  • (audri) said:
    love your music. you are amazing. Dec 15
  • Chris Cary said:
    "Like" The Heartless Moment - http://purevolume.com/theheartlessmoment Dec 15
  • Chris Cary said:
    "Like" The Heartless Moment - http://purevolume.com/theheartlessmoment Dec 15
  • Clara Marie said:
    Your sound is really unique, I love it(: Dec 14
  • lost_emo said:
    FLORIDAAAA!!! woo woo! pretty cool stuff dude. keep on keepin' on Dec 14
  • willshellz said:
    You guys are really good! How does my solo project compare? catchy instrumentals and comedy rap! [[FREE DOWNLOADS]] www.purevolume.com/sandboxczar Dec 13
  • Kevin O'Leary (From Lucky Street) said:
    Hey this is Kevin from Lucky Street and itd be awesome if you checked out my new music! There are 3 free downloads including a He Is We cover and a Mayday Parade cover! http://www.purevolume.com/luckystreet Dec 13
  • Emily said:
    Your music is amazing. Dec 22
  • Shannie! said:
    love ur music :) Nov 28
  • Paul Tran said:
    I seriously can't believe you're not the most famous singer in the universe. 100% serious... I can't. I think I might actually like your voice more than Michael Buble's. Nov 09
  • ItsJustAnotherWednesday said:
    Your voice almost exceeds the limits of awesomeness. Aug 06
  • jackamunda rae said:
    gahh. this music makes me so happy, i can't even handle it. :] Jun 01
  • Azalee. said:
    Iloveyou. May 10

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