SC's own Suit brings to the table a new blues/rock sound that is fresh, but familiar. Each member draws from a different style, from SRV shuffles to more modern sounds and 90's rock. Together they compose creative and genre-spanning originals and add a few covers for a power-packed show!


Suit is an acrobatical new three piece hailing from Upstate South Carolina. After Barney's Jive Band had toured the Southeast for three years, some of the members decided to go their separate ways. So now the core survives and lives on as Suit.

The group spends much of their time developing new material, but still travels their region as often as possible, playing hometown shows and making runs to the coast. They hope to soon be reviving their markets in Columbia, Raleigh, Atlanta, Athens, and Charleston.

The band has experienced everything from clubs to large festivals (Fall for Greenville, 3 Rivers), music conferences (Altantis Music Conference), and studio recording time.

We pride ourselves on being the hardest working band in Upstate South Carolina, and it shows in our three-part harmonies, flexible break-downs, and rock solid rhythm.


Barney's first recording was a five song, untitled demo cd at Overall Recording Studios above Spartanburg SC. Later in 2002, the band won the Grady Miller Mics and Bikes challenge (a competition for all of the Upstate) which entitled them additional recording time at Pheonix Studios in Greenville, SC. We used this time to record two additional tracks to add to our demo. Currently you can hear these songs on Rock 101.1, the Upstate's ONLY Classic Rock Station.

Recently the band recorded 7 more songs at The Brooks Center at Clemson University and they plan to develop a full length, self released album within the next year.

Set List

We typically play 3 one-hour sets in a night, unless the people want more, in which case we've played until 5:30 in the morning (Minlgewood, Columbia, SC). Sets usually consist of 6 orignals and possibly one or two covers.

Our typical cover repertoire is anything but that... We cover songs from several generations and genres, including Jim Croce, Pearl Jam, and Ben Folds Five.