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Kevin Marshall (Bass Guitar)
Growing up in the 70's major influences were Zeppelin, Allman Brothers, Steely Dan, Yes, King Crimson, ELP, Jethro Tull, Sabbath, Zappa and more. The Heat has played in bands in the Central Massachusetts area for over 30 years. Including Dr. Beeker, Circus ,White Horse, Derailed, Station and a few others. One of his bands, recorded original music that was featured on local radio stations. After taking a few years off from the music to attend college and start a career, Kevin founded The Usual Suspects in 2003.
Bob Whitelock – (Lead Singer) originally from New Jersey. Lived in New England since 1981. Sang with The Lines, Masterpiece, Easy Rider and a string of GB bands in the 80’s. Produced two country CDs in 2000 and 2002 with The Colt .45 Band. Other projects include New Wave Bob and Retro Rock-It, 2012. Studied voice with Donte Pavone and Mark Baxter.
Dean Thompson(Lead Guitar, Vocals) The newest Suspect Dean, has been playing Guitar since 1981. He was in the Merrimac Valley based band called Pulse for almost a decade and was also the lead guitar player for Rewind before joining the Suspects.He also played guitar for The Sean Coleman Band (Originals)
Dean's influences include, Rik Emmett,Alex Lifeson,David Gilmore,Jeff Beck !!Steve Lukather,Steve Morse,Steve Howe,Steve Vai etc ....
Erik Ristuben(Guitar Keys Vocals)
one of the original "Suspects", has been playing guitar for 20+ Years Prior to The Usual Suspects, his last band, What About Seth? Rocked the club scene in central Texas for several years, and at one point was even featured at the Alien Festival in Roswell, NM. A well-traveled musician, Erik has also played in bands in Monterey CA, Anchorage AK, and Germany.