The Suex Effect

The Suex Effect


The Suex Effect plays intense alternative/progressive rock. Their unique fusion of sounds include funk, reggae, metal and blues influences. These sounds are built within a framework of accessible harmonies, experimental polyrhythms, and modest improvisation.


The Suex Effect (pronounced "sway") is redefining high-energy rock. Forged in the furnace of the Athens, Georgia music scene, the Suex Effect showcases a diverse amalgam of influences honed to a fiercely focused and driven edge. For the Suex, the goal has always been to produce live music that challenges, energizes and ultimately uplifts the audience.

Jon Daniels brings a vast set of musical influences to the group as the Suex skin jockey, backed by an extensive and continuing commitment to music theory. His sound on the drum kit stretches from Galactic to Tool. Miles Karp is responsible for all the slaptastic percussive style bass slinging. Informed primarily by bassists like Les Claypool and Phil Lesh, Miles' chops take a bite out of anything from the slap-silliest of funk lines to the most lyrical of bass counter-melodies. The Suex's axe-man is Richard Barrett, a multi-talented student of music theory and live performance veteran. Seamlessly utilizing styles from palm-muted reggae rhythm to metal shredding, Ricky takes the audience through soaring peaks of syncopated shred and bottom-heavy 70's funk. Together, the Suex Effect builds upon the wide and interlocking foundations of each member, forming a huge on-stage presence and synergy hard to match anywhere else.

Six months after its inception, the band recorded its first full length album, Faces of the Tree, which they wrote, mixed, mastered and produced in their home studio. The debut garnered them runner up in the Flagpole music awards for best Athens jam band in 2007 (Behind Perpetual Groove).

The Georgia Theatre, Smith's Olde Bar, and The 40 Watt Club have all hosted The Suex Effect. The one-year anniversary of The Suex Effect’s formation was marked by a memorable show at The House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, SC.

The Suex Effect is currently hard at work on their first professionally produced studio album while touring the southeastern US.


Faces of the Tree - LP 9 tracks

Live at The Georgia Theatre 4/20/09

Live at Smith's Olde Bar 12/28/09

There are currently songs being played on Q105.3 WRHQ in Savannah, GA. The band has also been featured on WUGA 91.7 and several times on Hot 100.7 in Athens, GA.

Set List

Set lists vary depending on the venue, set length, and environment. This ensures a unique experience to the audience.

That said, songs average 5.5 minutes and the average set runs between forty minutes and an hour. A headlining show runs up to two hours.