Austin Musician Suzanna Choffel Becomes Literal Overnight Sensation on YouTube: Video Viewed 350,000 Times in One Day!

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Austin musician Suzanna Choffel became a literal overnight YouTube sensation on Oct. 24, when her video "Raincloud" rocketed from 850 views to 350,000 views in a 24 hour period. By the afternoon of Oct. 24, she was declared "Austin's first YouTube superstar" by Austin-American Statesman music critic Michael Corcoran. Later that night, Suzanna Choffel performed at The Living Room in NYC, showcasing as part of CMJ Music Marathon 2008. Her next major appearance will be at The Mint in Los Angeles on November 4.

We've heard from industry friends around the country who saw the clip and were mightily impressed by Suzanna and her band.

Suzanna Choffel literally became an overnight YouTube sensation on October 24, with her "Raincloud" video being viewed over 350,000 times in a 24-hour period. By late afternoon of that day, she was declared "Austin's first YouTube superstar" by Austin American-Statesman music critic Michael Corcoran. Later that evening, Suzanna Choffel's band performed to an overflowing crowd at The Living Room in New York City, showcasing at CMJ Music Marathon 2008. The video has continued to grow in popularity; as of 2 pm CST October 27, the number of views for the "Raincloud" video had jumped to over 420,000. The video can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRbzthI440Q.

"It's nice to see quality Austin music received so well," said Kevin Connor, Vice-President of Music & Artist Relations at ME Television. "We've heard from industry friends around the country who saw the clip and were mightily impressed by Suzanna and her band."

Suzanna Choffel said, "Our band is amazed by this phenomenon, and thrilled that so many new people worldwide are hearing our music - and we are deeply grateful to ME-TV for their video production excellence."
Suzanna Choffel's next major appearances are at South Padre International Music Festival on November 1, and at The Mint in Los Angeles on November 4.

About Suzanna Choffel:
Suzanna Choffel's fresh sound combines soulful/sassy vocals and insightful songwriting with catchy guitar grooves and funky urban rhythms. Her music has earned comparisons ranging from Feist to Nelly Furtado, Norah Jones and Fiona Apple. Suzanna Choffel's next full-length album will be released in early 2009. More information on Suzanna Choffel can be found at http://www.sonicbids.com/suzannachoffel and http://www.myspace.com/suzannachoffel. Suzanna Choffel plays Epiphone® guitars. For media inquiries, contact Ihor Gowda at igowda @ gmail.com.

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