Sue emigrated from Ireland to South Africa with her family in 1962 and, in 1965, relocated to Umtali in Rhodesia. In 1968 she moved to Salisbury. Sue had always loved singing and gained her first bit of exposure when she entered a singing competition on Rhodesia Television. It is thought that the show was called “Stairway To The Stars” and was hosted by Martin Locke. Following this she was introduced to members of the well known Salisbury band, THE LIVIN’ END. As a result she joined the band for about a year (1969) and performed regularly with them throughout the country. Her favourite artists were Cilla Black, Marianne Faithfull, Petula Clark and Francois Hardy. In 1970, Sue returned to South Africa where she took singing lessons and continued to improve her guitar skills. During this time she sang in various productions in Cape Town as a member of the chorus. She also gave children guitar lessons. In 1974 she emigrated to New Zealand where she married Graham Divehall. She continued to sing in choirs for a time, however, the arrival of her two children has interrupted her musical activities since! Today, Sue is known by her married surname of DIVEHALL.
See also the LIVIN’ END.