◄|
|►
Loading... (0:00)
thesixtyone is a music discovery game that connects artists and fans
Sign up to begin your musical adventure

The Suspects

reggae and alternative     970 listeners
tip credits
latest supporter: kallen
  patrons hearts

overall

1. mathman...
$6.25
2. tonedef
$2.50
3. yardbird
$2.25
4. fraisyl...
$2.00
5. jammyfred
$2.00

single tip

1. mathman...
$6.25
2. tonedef
$2.50
3. jammyfred
$2.00
4. yardbird
$1.25
5. jirka
$1.25

recent

1. kallen
$1.00
2. zenfira
$1.00
3. missout...
$1.00
4. InkJoy
$1.00
5. marissa...
$1.00
biography
The Suspects are Houston's original ska band... before anyone else, there were The Suspects. Come see us play in Houston and elsewhere!

The Suspects formed in Houston in early 1993 and played their first show in October of the same year. Multiracial and multicultural, The Suspects quickly became the top ska/reggae band for the high school and college crowd in the greater Houston area. The first seven-inch single was recorded in 1994 at Austin's Sweatbox Studio, and was quickly followed by a debut CD recorded at Sugar Hill Studios in Houston.

Only a month or two after the release of their first CD, lead vocalist Chris Kendrick (now fronting Houston's Igents) chose to leave the group. Tomas Escalante joined and stayed through the life of the band. Moving from a black skinhead rudeboy with a punk rock pedigree to somebody who looked like a frat-boy record store clerk in the vocalist position caused the band to lose a lot of fans, but Tomas's superior vocal abilities won over just as many.

Over the next six years The Suspects did everything a band should: they won "Song Of The Year", "Best Ska/Reggae Band", and "Best Horn Section" awards from the local music papers. They toured u... (+) expand
Discovered by th0ughtcr1mes and commented8 times
download   share   save   revive   tag   feature   similar  
919
Discovered by th0ughtcr1mes and commented2 times
download   share   save   revive   tag   feature   similar  
644
Discovered by mhandel and commented2 times
download   share   save   revive   tag   feature   similar  
717
Discovered by alice and commented4 times
download   share   save   revive   tag   feature   similar  
774
Discovered by th0ughtcr1mes and commented5 times
download   share   save   revive   tag   feature   similar  
671
Discovered by Liquidtrailz and commented2 times
download   share   save   revive   tag   feature   similar  
667
Discovered by mathmanmrt and commented6 times
download   share   save   revive   tag   feature   similar  
695
« previous next »
0/500 characters used.
sunrise2008 (level 45) wrote:
Would love some new songs from The Suspects...is that a possibility???
1 month ago
Lanzy (level 8) wrote:
You guys are great, this site definitely needs more ska bands
6 years ago
fraisylady (level 36) wrote:
still one of your fans music makes me
6 years ago
Serin (level 42) wrote:
Just wanted you guys to know that every single time I have the "Dead or Alive" quest, I always solve it by listening to your stuff. There's really no such thing as a bad song with The Suspects. :)
6 years ago
fraisylady (level 36) wrote:
amazing coktail of sounds and tunes roots of jazz, reggae, ska, pop ,rock.... unbelievable... make un jump and moove. Thanks for high energy
6 years ago
mhphoto (level 6) wrote:
After a year of being your fan, I'm still in love with your music.
Keep doing what you do because, obviously, its working.

:]
7 years ago
karlski (level 29) wrote:
Revived 'Seek and Destroy'!!! Yaaaay!!!
7 years ago
mathmanmrt (level 41) wrote:
oh, and you're very welcome. if you hadn't noticed, i have a weakness for reggae. of course i have a lot of other weaknesses but maybe we shouldn't talk about that.
7 years ago
mathmanmrt (level 41) wrote:
they do a lot of that kind of thing. it makes me feel special ;)
7 years ago
CEONelson (level 35) wrote:
I love the Dr. Strangelove reference in your album title :D
7 years ago
BkTunes (level 25) wrote:
"Sentimental Breakdown". Love the energy. Great use of horns also.
7 years ago
donttellmehow (level 33) wrote:
seriously fun songs................

xx
7 years ago
Serin (level 42) wrote:
Might be an atypical sound, but I think it's great!
7 years ago
T61 is dead dead dead wrote:
really great stuff..........

indeed

xx
chris
qe's
7 years ago
mramz007 (level 27) wrote:
Thanks for the heads up!!! You guys are one of my favorite bands on this site!! I wish I were near Houston, I'd be at every show!!!!
7 years ago
Dewran (level 8) wrote:
stick it to the man is still one of my favourite songs played on my radio... you rock ;-)
7 years ago
marissafredriks (level 19) wrote:
The spirit of rock and roll lives on with The Suspects. You guys get it, fun with seriousness about a lot of subjects. But, El Campo Slugger is pure big league fun!

Thank you!!
7 years ago
muzikman (level 35) wrote:
the octuplets grown up...and making music. Love it )
7 years ago
Serin (level 42) wrote:
Great new song! I see you guys are in Texas later this month. If you ever travel up north to Oklahoma, I'll be there in a flash. :)
7 years ago
kav77 (level 20) wrote:
GREAT STUFF I EMAILED THIS ON TO RODDY FROM THE SPECIALS !!! SKAD FOR LIFE BROS........FROM YOUR NEW IRISH FAN!!!!
7 years ago
downloading