55 North

55 North

 Torrance, California, USA
BandCountryClassic Rock

We're a group of seasoned musicians who joined together to play the music we enjoy the most. We love variety in music and believe that our fans and audiences should have the same. Our performances really include the A to Z of contemporary rock - as well as some of our own award winning originals.


The band was originally founded in 2003 by writer/guitarist Dave St.Cyr and writer/keyboardist Doland White as "the usual suspectz." At that time, Dave and Doland had written and recorded a successful CD. Invitations for live performances required more than a duo, and to meet the demand the band was born.

Over the years, "the usual suspectz" received a couple of face lifts (literally) with the addition of renowned drummer - John DiBernardo, and lead guitarist/vocalist - Harold Hawthorne. With the change in sound and image the band re-branded themselves as "55 North" in mid-2011.

When 55 North performs, they bring a mixture of heart pumping jump around songs, some tender slow dance hug her tight and hope she takes you home for some lovin' songs, and a whole bunch of "man, I haven't heard that one in a long time" songs. Oh, and yes, they toss in a few originals here and there from our CDs.

55 North’s style, musical approach and sounds are influenced by some the greatest bands of the last 30 years. Their repertoire includes songs from America, The Eagles, Johnny Rivers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Beatles, Garth Brooks, Jimmy Buffett, Bruce Springsteen … a variety and mix that keeps audiences on their feet asking for more!

55 North has a history of performing on the private party, corporate event, civic event and fund-raising circuit. However, the band members have a rich history of performing at venues like The Whiskey, The Troubadour, Glendale Civic Auditorium, and other famous Co Cal standards.

The Daily Breeze called 55 North “.. a great performance, with harmonies reminiscent of the Eagles.”


Recorded CD in 2003 titled "the usual suspectz"
15 tracks including award winning:
"Storm Inside"
"Waiting for Her Voice"

Released by Sony, available on Amazon, iTunes, etc.


Set List

We draw from a great library of songs. This gives us the ability to adjust our performance to the event, age and style of the audience.

All Summer Long
Back in the USSR
Before We Say Goodbye
Black Magic Woman
Brown Eye Girl
California Dreaming
Can You Hear Me
Crocodile Rock
Dead or Alive
Desperado Deux
Drops of Jupiter
Fat Bottomed Girls
Find You
For Your Love
Fortunate Son
Friends in Low Places
From the Beginning
Get Back
Get Out of Denver
Ghost Riders in the Sky
Give Love a Chance
Good Lovin'
Good Work
Green River
Up Around The Bend
Down on the Corner
Heart of the Matter
One of these Nights
Already Gone
Help Me Rhonda
Hold on Loosely
Honky Tonk Woman
Wild Horses
Hungry Heart
Thunder Road
I Can't Get Next To You
I Feel Lucky
I Saw Her Standing There
Band on the Run
If Everyone Cared
I'm a Believer
In My Life
It's 5 o'clock Somewhere
Johnny B Goode
La Bamba
La Grange
Linda's Song