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Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010

Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Established on Jan, 2010
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"Album Review"

“Encompassing the best qualities of an illustrious 40 years of rock ‘n’ roll excess, with the wide-eyed approach of a come-lately punk insurgency, Sucker is pure attitude and five-fingered dynamism.” - The Weekender

"Album Review"

“Vee holds her own above the crash and does a great job of delivering her style of hard rock well. This band is serious about keeping their style of rock alive and well. This is the kind of music you want to hear when you go out to a live gig.” - Sea of Tranquility

"Album Review"

“...their rock has obvious notes of punk, metal, and more than a little power pop accessibility in their presentation. Vee's vocal style is also prominent with a melodic clear delivery having a natural smooth sultriness to it. Her bass work is equally interesting. It's not only clear in the mix, but quite steady, performed with near effortless ease...Recommended” - Danger Dog Music Review

"Show Review"

“A fine outfit...Lead Singer Candi Vee has a full-bodied voice that could easily be compared to Amy Lee or Lzzy Hale.” - The Chronicles of Tori Phoenix

"Album Review"

“Every song on this CD kicks ass” - Rock Nightmare

"EP Review"

“One of the most dangerously rocking local spins in recent memory, Sucker’s “On My Love” is a Timberline-tipped kick to Northeast Pennsylvania’s original music scene – this is a band that DOES take prisoners.” - The Weekender


On My Love - 2012
Sucker - 2013



Sexy, Wild Rock & Roll

SUCKER is sexy, wild rock and roll founded by Candi Vee (bass, vocals) and hails from Scranton, Pennsylvania. Sucker finished its second EP in the summer of 2012 “one of the most dangerously rocking local spins in recent memory” and officially released its first full length album on March 15, 2013. The current line-up includes Gene Pavlico on guitar and Rob Helme on drums. The band is currently performing in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey to promote that album release and is recording a new EP.

Sucker’s sound has been described as “the perfect bridge between old-school, safety-pin-through-the-cheek punk attitude and ballsy heavy metal assault". The music is riffy, energetic, and wrought with themes of rampant self-indulgence including the archetypal "sex, drugs and rock & roll". “I like to make music I would want to hear on a night out. Rock and roll is a lifestyle. It’s very hedonistic and I like to reflect that in my music,” says Candi Vee when asked to describe her music and motivation.

Ever been to a Sucker show? Its a treat akin to its name. Show-goers are showered with lollipops - a sweet symbol of the dirty decadence that is Sucker. The bravest of spectators can become a part of the show itself: every night a lucky lady is crowned the official "Amphetamine Queen" of the evening, a title that boasts the right to strut around in a shiny tiara for the rest of the night.

Sucker opened for Joan Jett and the Blackhearts on April 17, 2014. 

Candi Vee was nominated for two consecutive years as vocalist of the year in her hometown and was named one of Rokwired Magazine's Aces of Bass for 2015.

Sucker has been featured by ION Indie Magazine, Rockwired Magazine, Unclaimed Bands, Gashouse Radio, Rocker's Dive Radio, The Keep It Metal Show, Jive on live WBRE, WUSR University of Scranton, New Music Inferno, The Indie Authority, Indie Minded, NEPA Scene, The Weekender, BBox Radio, MARR

Sucker's music has been heard on the following stations: Hard Rock Lunch Box, BBox, The Rodent Hour, Music On The Menu with Alan K. Stout, DNH Underground, 99.5 WUSR Scranton, BULLSPIKE Radio, Rock Our Town Radio, Gashouse Radio, I Love Indie Internet Radio, 97.9X WBSX, Rocker's Dive Radio, WE68 Radio, C.N.E.U. Radio, Rocky 1049, The Fyre and Ice Show, 365 Radio Network, Keep it Metal promotions, Taste the Music - LIR After Dark, The Ratsclusive, MSI, The Looney Bin

Sucker has played the following clubs: The Keys, Scranton, PA The New Penny, Scranton, PA The Factory Underground, Wilkes Barre, PA The V Spot, Scranton, PA The Woodlands, Wilkes-Barre PA Dianes Deli, Pittston, PA The Irish Wolf Pub, Scranton, PA O'Leary's Pub, Scranton, PA Ella Lounge, NY, NY Tammany Hall, NY, NY Bar Matchless, Brooklyn, NY The M Room, Philadelphia, PA Dawson Street Pub, Philadelphia, PA Connie's Ric Rac, Philadelphia PA Finnigan's Wake, Philadelphia, PA The Legendary Dobbs, Philadelphia, PA McGarvey's, Altoona, PA Fitzie's, Binghamton, NY 10th St Live Kenilworth NJ Bar On Oak Pittston PA The Living Room Stroudsburg PA Arlene's Grocery New York, NY, Le Grande Fromage, Atlantic City, NJ, Clash Bar, Clifton, NJ, The Meatlocker, Montclair, NJ, Rum Runners, Williamsport, PA, Roxy & Duke's, Dunellen, NJ

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