Four Piece Suit
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Four Piece Suit

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Ready to Where?--CD (Ocean Music)
Matinee Idylls--CD (Swang Records)
Spirito--New CD (Swang Records)



Four Piece Suit emerged from the relentlessly Euro-touring roots rock'n'soul band Barrence Whitfield and the Savages in the mid 1990s. Driven by the huge sax tone of David Sholl and seafoam soaked guitar of Milt Reder, the band started out doing Scandinavian surf-tangos, Beach Blanket Bikini Boppers and Battista Era mambos. Their first CD "Ready to Where?" landed on the 1996 Grammy list for their version of Henry Mancini's "Something for Cat" from Breakfast at Tiffany's. "Ready to Where?" did well on the CMJ charts with lots of college and indy radio airplay. The band toured around the USA, from a regular gig at the Windows on the World, the beautiful nightclub that once sat atop the World Trade Center in NYC, to San Francisco's legendary Fillmore auditorium, sharing stages with acts like Los Lobos, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
Their second CD "Matinee Idylls" featured more original music and brought the band to the attention of film and tv producers, editors, and directors. Four Piece Suit themes started showing up in many film and tv productions, including independent films like the Sundance winner "Blue Vinyl", major distributed films such as "Along Came Polly", even the Olsen twins' "Our Lips are Sealed", and Jim Henson Productions' "Kermit: the Swamp Years". The band's biggest break came with their long association with HBO's "Sex and the City", where their sophisticated, sexy, comedy themes became the background for many of the show's most outrageous and memorable scenes. The rhythm section has relied from the start on the bass of Dean Cassell, whose solid, imaginative basslines propel the band very much in the tradition of Motown's James Jamerson. Over the long period of recording their latest CD "Spirito", the band began to work with master drummer David Mattacks, veteran of Fairport Convention, Richard Thompson, XTC, and Paul McCartney's drummer of choice on his last 6 solo CDs. They also added the Latin percussion of Equie Castrillo, veteran of the Arturo Sandoval band and Jenifer Lopez. Drummer Davey Roy Kulik manages to combine a Charlie Watts style backbeat with the swing of a Gene Krupa and came into the band midway into "Spirito", playing on the swirling psychedilic-Klezmer title track and others. "Spirito" also gives us performances from original drummer Lorne Entress, and a last minute track from Los Angeles' Craig McIntyre. Four Piece Suit has continued to add to its' extensive library for film and tv music (, which they record at Milt Reder's Rear Window Studio (, where they can do projects for music supervisors with a quick turn-around time. The band plays nightclub dates and concerts, primarily in the New England, Mid-Atlantic area, and does a variety of events for private and corporate clients and event-planners. For private events, the band often works with a vocalist and will perform cover (non-original) material from an extensive repertoire covering 1930s to the present.