The Somerton Suitcase
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The Somerton Suitcase

New Orleans, LA | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF | AFM

New Orleans, LA | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Rock Funk


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"Mural Fest 2015 draws crowds and international artists"

"We never get the artistic freedom that we do here," said Marisa Sorrentino, lead singer of the Long Island-based band The Somerton Suitcase. Their rock-infused tunes from a stage near the entrance of Riverwalk had many swaying and clapping along. - Press Connects

"Review and Photo Gallery: MazFest Music Festival - Roscoe, NY - Aug 1st -4th, 2013"

Friday waking up to the sun shining and people laughing was just how everyday should being. The day started off with the Strong vocals provided by powerhouse Marisa Sorrentino backed by a funky groove laid by her five piece Somerton Suitcase. They seemed to wake up the sleepiest in the crowd and set the tone the rest of the day. - Grateful Music


Still working on that hot first release.


Feeling a bit camera shy


In 2011 The Somerton Suitcase was born; blending loved musical genres with powerful vocals, fun lyrics, roaring solos, and improvisation. Think the sound of soul and rock mixed with funk and folk, but not limited to. Somerton is the main project of vocal powerhouse Marisa Sorrentino, versatile guitarist "Captain" James Murray, vocalist/guitarist Ed Demirer, drummer John Rivera, and a rotating cast of auxiliary musicians (bass/horns/keys). The band, originally formed in college out of a mutual love of playing music, stays strong out of a bond of friendship and musical synergy. With songwriting not falling on one single person, they are constantly able to evolve their original sound, while staying true to their roots. As a live band, Somerton is able to give both an electric and acoustic twist on their music. Acoustic shows offer an intimate setting with rotating folk instruments and percussion, while their electric shows are high energy, segueing original tunes into extended jams and unique twists on unexpected covers. Enjoy, The Somerton Suitcase!

(P.S. look up "the Mystery of the Somerton Man" for a fun adventure into the lore of the Somerton Suitcase)

Booking: Ed Demirer - // (845) 931-6403 (COMING SOON)

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