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Black Suit Devil
April 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Heart & soul. Passion & grit. Freedom of expression & the triumph of the human spirit.
Black Suit Devil represents all of these things.
With a tongue-in-cheek name meant to pique the curiosity and a tenacious DIY approach,
Black Suit Devil has been spreading inspiration and awareness through music since 2015.
A Solo project led by Singer/Songwriter Andy Du Rego of Hastings, Ontario whose style has been likened to that of Ray LaMontagne, Tom Waits, and Chris Cornell.
With his melodic and thought provoking songwriting inspired by the Folk, Rock, Blues & Soul genres, Andy continues to impress audiences with his signature raspy self-harmonizing dual vocal and passionate presence. Black Suit Devil has toured all across Canada and has been a part of such festivals as Harvest Jazz & Blues , Living Roots Music Festival, TD Newmarket Music Festival, Winterfolk XVII, and the Guinness World Record for Longest Concert by Multiple Artists.
On occasion Andy is backed by an array of talented musicians such as percussionists, bassists, guitarists, and violinists to bring different dynamics to each performance.
Over the years BSD has shared stages and festival bills with such notable artists as Robert Plant, Nathaniel Rateliff , The White Buffalo , Philip Sayce, The Boxer Rebellion, Jeff Martin, Carole Pope, JD Simo, Julian Taylor and Spencer Burton among other great artists.
“A Matter of Time”, the second full length studio recording by Black Suit Devil was released November 15, 2019 gaining high reviews on Spill Magazine, Canadian Beats and Great Dark Wonder and has reached the #1 spot on CJSF’s Top 30 albums of the week, as well as charting multiple weeks in the Top 10 Folk/Roots/Blues categories on other independent radio stations on the !earshot charts. “Firefly”, the second single from the album, has been nominated for a “Best Rock Performance” award at the 2020 IPMA (International Portuguese Music Awards), being held in New Bedford, Massachusetts on April 25, 2020.
With an eclectic mix of sounds ranging from Folk, Blues,70’s Rock n’ Roll, New Orleans Big Band to soulful Ballads and upbeat Bluegrass, “A Matter Of Time” shows the strength and versatility in Du Rego’s songwriting.
The heart and soul of the album lies within its subject matter which touches upon environmental issues, politics, human rights, mental illness, to love & loss and so many things in between.
“A Matter Of Time” was mixed by Dan Hosh (City & Colour, Arkells) over at Catherine North Studios , mastered by Noah Mintz (Billy Talent, Death from Above) at Lacquer Channel and Produced by Andy Du Rego
This 10-song album features a host of Ontario talent including Lance Anderson ( Juno award winner ), Nichol Robertson (Devin Cuddy Band , Whitney Rose), Nelson Sobral, Lowell Whitty, Mae Cromwell, Sarah Fazackerley, Tanya Porter, John Brand, Neil Cameron …and more.
Black Suit Devil’s debut album, “The Freedom Sessions” released in October 2017, included singles “Fumble”, “Dreams” & “Carry On” which is currently on rotation internationally on independent & college radio stations such as Blues Roots Radio, 89.5 The Valley FM, CFBX 92.5, CFUR 88.7FM , 97.9 FM CHSR, AM1380, 88.7 The Bay FM, as well as CBC radio.