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                                  THE BAND 
The Usual Suspects hail from the MetroWest area of Massachusetts and have been playing the club scene since 2003.  With their rich vocal harmonies,dueling lead guitars and extensive keyboards, The Usual Suspects never fail to impress those who enjoy a wide range of music at any given show, including '70's classic rock, southern rock, '80's pop, grunge and even some modern rock.                    


​​​​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.​

​​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 ....

​​​​​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.

​​​​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.

Joe  Taranto    (Drums)
the newest Suspect started formal music education very early on and continued his focus on music education in the decades to follow. He has studied the styles of Bill Bruford, Carl Palmer, Neil Peart, Phil Ehart, Alan White, Carmine Appice, John Bonham, Keith Moon, Alex Van Halen, Tommy Aldridge and Rod Morgenstein among others. Drumming has always more than just a hobby, in a career spannning over 30 years he's performed with multiple original, cover, and tribute bands performing the music of Queen. He's worked with Boston area bands He's looking forward to becoming a driving force in the formidable rhythm section of the Usual Suspects.
 

Songs
Jump
ForePlay / Long Time 
Don't Stop Believing         
Turn it on Again 
Blue Collar Man     
Roll with The Changes 
Rock N Roll Fantasy
Too much time on my hands
I'll Wait 
Here I go Again
​You shook me all night long 
Start me Up
Double Vision 
To Much Time on Hands
Heartache Tonight
Two Tickets  
I want you to want me
​Run to You
Centerfold
One Last Kiss 
I got You  
Everybody wants to Rule the world
​Sweet Emotion
Same old Song and Dance
Just What I Needed
Smokin
Highwat Star   
​Workin for the Weekend 
Hold on Loosley 
Roller
and More !!!!!!!!!! 



 


 

 



 


 


​​​​​​       Coming Shows

        Booking
         508-641-9139
                                                         
​                 FireFlys /Dantes
                    Marlboro Mass
                    Sat DEc 7th
                       9-12 pm 
 
                   Bolton St. Tavern
                     Marlboro  Mass 
                        Sat Jan 11th   
                       9:30 - 12:30 pm                     
 
              Breakaway Billiards
                     Clinton  Mass 
                      Sat Feb  15th   
                      9:00 - 12:30 pm


                  Bolton St. Tavern
                    Marlboro Mass
                     Sat Feb 29th
                       9:30-12:30