Sulene van der Walt is a South African New Yorker who's widely known as the lead guitarist for Nate Ruess (of fun.). Her guitar playing has been heard everywhere from DIY clubs in Brooklyn to the East Room of the White House. Her voice has been featured in films and TV shows, ranging from Halle Berry shower scenes to Al Pacino stage-diving. Based in Brooklyn, she is an active part of the indie-pop and rock scene and spent the better part of the last two years performing on stages across the world with various acts. Naturally, she wrote an EP in hotel rooms and tour buses titled Strange - since everything’s been a little bit surreal for her these last few years.
The 26-years-old performer and film scorer’s talents have been heard on the TV shows Ray Donovan (Showtime), The Affair (Showtime), Extant (CBS), as well as several feature films. In 2014 and 2015, Sulene was the guitarist for Candy Hearts and Betty Who. She has played on national television on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Today Show, VH1, and many more, as well as graced the stages of Fuji Rock in Japan, Austin City Limits, Spotify Sessions, iHeart Radio, Gillette Stadium for the NHL Winter Classic 2016, and the East Room of the White House. Yes, she has met President Obama and he is very charming.
The Strange EP was released March 30th, 2017 via Sleep Well Records.