The Bluesual Suspects: Not a “band in a box” Karaoke!
The Bluesual Suspects Orchestra provides a much needed alternative to the many cheesy wedding bands and tribute acts that fill the current musical landscape. Nothing compares to the real sound of real instruments and real voices. Smaller groups would like to tell you that they have a full sound but they are merely singing to pre-recorded tracks. Do you really want a “band in a box” performing something resembling karaoke?
The Bluesual Suspects Orchestra is today recognized as being the most accomplished special events band in the country. For high-end galas, fundraisers parties and exclusive weddings, there’s nothing that comes close to TBS. From the cocktail reception to the dance party, the band has the unique ability to transform itself as the event ensues. Starting with background music and ending with a dance floor-packed party as your event progresses, this band has it all covered.
The core of the group: Rick Precious on keyboards, Phil Kane on guitar, Jeff Mandell on drums and Jay Speziale on bass have established their unique ability to lay down the right feel at the right time. Years of playing in the blues, rock, and jazz fields, backing up some of the best musicians in the country, and then coming together to develop this “do it all” ensemble, have many in the industry calling them their ‘dream’ rhythm section.
Based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, one of York Region’s fastest growing communities just north of Toronto, The Bluesual Suspects enjoy a following from many of the surrounding cities; Toronto, Brampton Oakville, King City, Burlington and Mississauga are just a few in an ever growing list.
In 2003, the band added 6 very special horn players and built a repertoire of hot, brassy and powerful charts. All this power required a very special singer. Someone whose vocal range could take the band from jazz to rock, from Michael Bublé to Gnarls Barkley or from Frank Sinatra to Frank Zappa and everything in between. Aidan Doyle and TBS: ” a match made in heaven”. He’s got it all; the power, the tone, the versatility and the musicality.
In 2008, Kimberley Wetmore joined the band as female lead vocalist. Whether live in concert or for televised audiences, Kimberley Wetmore’s powerful and dynamic voice has captivated audiences worldwide! She’s a welcome addition to The Bluesual Suspects. Who says you can’t have it all?
Meet The Band
“Powerful and Soulful vocals from Canadian singer Kimberley Wetmore” – Billboard Magazine
Jim (Ciao) Shea