Musician Profile: The Suits

Musician Profile: The Suits

CULTURE

February 11, 2019

The Suits is a Vancouver-based music group who specializes in high-energy performances. The band’s main vocalist is a former finalist of Singapore Idol (reality TV singing competition created by Simon Fuller), so you know they’ve got the goods and can prove it. The Suits have been entertaining crowds with a mix of pop, R&B, soul and dance music since the summer of 2012. They bring a fresh take on your favourite classic and modern hits. We got the chance to sit down with all five members of the band, including Jeassea Thyido who is the bands vocalist, Mike Ferguson who’s on drums, Riv Lai who plays bass, Erjan Satori who plays the keyboard and Michael Chan who is the bands Guitarist, to learn a little more about them.

 

Where are you all from?

Riv our bassist/guitarist is originally from Hong Kong and the rest of us are all born and raised in Canada. We’re all proud Canadians and are grateful to be living in a beautiful city like Vancouver.

 

What style of music do you play?

We primarily play pop, R&B and soul, although we pretty much can and have played all genres of music.

 

How long have you been practicing your craft?

We have all been practicing our craft for over 20 years (yup, we started young!).

 

Favourite song to play?

‘Uptown Funk’ by Bruno Mars. You can’t go wrong with that song!

 

What is your favourite cocktail?

A good ol’ traditional Cuban Mojito.

 

Your life in a song lyric would be…

“The fundamental things apply, as time goes by…” The song ‘As Time Goes By’ is by Frank Sinatra.

 

What karaoke song could you sing where you don’t need the monitor?

YMCA!

 

Who is your favourite musician?

Scottish singer/songwriter, Annie Lennox.

 

What’s a movie that would make you cry?

Leon: The Professional (Natalie Portman’s first movie)

 

What’s your spirit animal?

Unicorn or any other mystical, mythical creature.

 

What’s your favourite country to visit?

Japan!

 

Its 4:00am on a Saturday night, what would you eat?

Cheesesteak!

 

Most exotic thing you have ever eaten?

Ostrich meat.

 

The one thing you won’t travel without?

Nail clippers.

 

See what The Suits are up to online:

Instagram: @thesuitseventband

Website: www.thesuits.ca

Vimeo: vimeo.com/user32398588

See when you can catch The Suits performing next at The Lobby Lounge here. Thank you to Siegel Entertainment for the management and coordination of our entertainment services.