With a little nod to the Captain Beefheart track "Sue Egypt", Sue is aka Sue Williamson in her day-job, managing Tang Hall SMART CIC, which is a music-focused social enterprise.
But in her head, Sue is someone else also, and the Sue Egypt projection allows all of the more rebellious and creative ideas to come to the surface. Sue writes all the lyrics for Wasabi Fire Alarm based on her own experiences, including those living as a partner to a heroin addict when Sue was a younger woman, before she met Al (also from Wasabi fire Alarm) who she was to later marry. There are some re-occurring themes in the band's lyrics such as identity, authenticity, time, connection/lack of connection that are all dealt with from a female perspective.
As the band's guitarist, keyboard player, producer and backing vocalist, D.Ni.L is responsible for a huge part of Wasabi Fire Alarm's musical direction. A prolific composer in his own right as a solo artist (check out D-Ni-L), and a skilled producer for other acts signed to the Musication record label, D.Ni.L is also the Music Director at Tang Hall SMART CIC, and spends much of his week teaching young people and adults who have learning disabilities. But prior to 2016 when D.Ni.L first started coming to Tang Hall SMART (initially as a participant on their Musication course) he was struggling with addiction and homelessness.
Drummer with the band, Mike also began as a participant on the Musication course. Like D.Ni.L, he struggled with homelessness and addiction - but things are different now, with Mike studying for an electronics Masters degree.
Bass player Al, set up Tang Hall SMART with Sue back in 2014, where he works today as Director of Electronics. A keen musician all his life, Al is also passionate about amateur radio.