New Orleans Suspects

New Orleans Suspects

NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS formed in summer of 2011 in the wake of the breakup of The Radiators after 34 years. The band comprises some of the best, most highly respected players in New Orleans, including: Reggie Scanlan on bass (Radiators, Professor Longhair Band); Mean Willie Green on drums (Neville Bros. current drummer since 1981); Jeff Watkins (James Brown Band, Joss Stone Band) on saxophone; Jake Eckert on guitar/vocals (current member of The Dirty Dozen Brass Band); and CR Gruver on keyboards and vocals (Polytoxic, Outformation).

The band combines original songs in the New Orleans style with hits and obscurities from the Allen Toussaint and Dr. John songbooks, as well as performing favorites from Radiators, Nevilles and Dirty Dozen repertoire. Fans of New Orleans’ music are raving about the band’s live show!

JoJo Hermann of Widespread Panic raves about New Orleans Suspects on Mo’ Boogie:

USA Today said this of their performance from NO Jazz Fest 2013:

“On Friday, outstanding early sets came from New Orleans Suspects, a five-piece consisting of former members of some of the city's top rock/funk/R&B bands...proved adept at mixing swampy rock, funk and high-energy R&B into extended jams. It was a sound that could only have bubbled up from this city, and the Suspects put their own spin on the repertoire.”

Please check out this performance video for “36 Cars” live at Quixote’s in Denver:

Hear a new song from their upcoming new studio recording, set for release 1st quarter, 2014:

The band released their self-titled full-length debut in June of 2012. You can hear the album streamed here:

They released a live CD Caught Live At The Maple Leaf in December 2012.

Both releases are available on CD or via digital download upon request.



* General Admission * Standing Room Only- Any Available Seating Will Be On A Strictly First Come/ First Serve Basis * All Ages * Additional $5 Cash Surcharge At The Door For Under 21 * Attendees Under 16 Must Be Accompanied By A Ticketed, Adult Guardian *

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