The Alexis P Suter Band (Sawtelle Room)
Alexis P. Suter is a rising star on the roots, blues and soul scene. Her powerful bass/baritone voice, seasoned with raw emotion and a wide streak of attitude, has won the praise of the greats! A true vocal phenomenon, Suter has been astounding audiences, backed by her tight, soul-rocking ensemble - anchored by drummer, Ray Grappone’s solid, funky beats, Peter Bennett's bass, Jimmy Bennett's stinging guitar, Benny Harrison's passionate keyboard wizardry and vocals with soulful singer Vicki Bell.
APSB has had the honor of opening Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble over 80 times and performed at numerous blues festivals nationwide. They've headlined at BB King’s NYC to a sold out crowd. With The Levon Helm Band, they've played sold-out shows at the Beacon Theater NYC, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, The Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ and Central Park’s Summerstage. In 2009, APSB had the honor of performing with Mr. Dan Aykroyd at the 2009 New York State Blues Fest.
If you haven't had the pleasure of witnessing a performance by The Alexis P. Suter Band, get ready to jump up onto your feet. Suter's naked emotion and stunning bass-baritone voice weaves a tight, musical spell over audience and band alike, lifting all to the final rave-up, "Climbing On Up The Mountain," penned by Suter and backup singer/producer Vicki Bell.
"She is one of those wonderful spirits; she's got her arms around you. You can feel that." - Levon Helm
"It's a rare thing to share the stage with great talent like that young lady." - B.B. King