Thursday, February 24, 2005

Biography Updated

We've updated our biography section! It now includes all members of the band, take a look.

Monday, February 21, 2005

Suzerain Weekender - Big Thanks!

Hi Everybody,

Wow, what a weekend that was! Just want to say thanks to everybody who came along to see us play either or both dates over the weekend. Photos of both gigs will be up on the website later this week.

Friday night was quite a late one, after the initial tech problems we got down to playing the gig and you guys really blew us away with your enthusiasm! Big thanks to Paul and the Trickledown + PopAlt gang for organising such a diverse and great event. Well done for raising all the money you did for the DEC Tsunami appeal! Well done to all the girls that kept dancing and kept us going for the whole gig – WOW!

Sunday was a good gig, also not without its technical problems, great to see so many new faces there, you guys make the other bands jealous of our fans! Also like to say thanks for all your great emails, keep sending them in to, also keep posting your comments on the blog, we love ‘em!

We’re off to sleep for a week now! Just got time to say we’ll be doing a gig at Jagz in Ascot on Tuesday the 1st of March supporting UNLESS. Gig details will follow later this week.

Take care, see you out there!

Tom, Rich, Mike, Lloyd & Jim

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Suzerain Weekender!

Hi Everybody,

Hope you’re all good!

This is just to let you know that we have a mammoth weekend ahead! We’re playing the Tramshed in Tooting on Friday Night (18th Feb 2005), this will be part of a showcase of video/visual and musical artists from London, with Suzerain headlining the musical festivities. Doors open early at 7:30pm, we’ll be on stage at about 10:30ish. Videos from fresh new talent will be showcased all night and dancing will be expected with DJ’s from the excellent Pop Alt crowd. See links at the bottom of post for flyer and map of how to get to the venue.

We then have a day in the recording studio, recording new tracks that will feature the complete line-up of the band, watch the website and blog for details of when these songs will be available.

Then we complete the weekend with a night at the Dublin Castle in Camden (Sunday 20th Feb 2005). This is a historic music venue and promises to be a great gig, with bands from all over the country converging to provide a night of musical beauty. Doors open at 7:30, Suzerain will be headlining and will be on stage no later than 10:00. Links to the venue are also provided at the bottom of this post.

As always these are dress sexy events.

Lookin forward to seeing you!

Tom, Rich, Mike, Lloyd & Jim

P.S. All our allocated tickets for our supporting gig with Visage sold out within an hour and a half of mentioning it to the mailing list! We have managed to secure a limited amount of extra tickets, so if you’re interested email and we will sort some out for you, but please hurry.

flyer for Tramshed Tooting Gig (18th Feb 2005)
map to Tramshed
map to Dublin Castle
review of Madame JoJo’s gig – 12 Jan 2005

Suzerain Gig Review 12 Jan 2005

Taken from Feb 2005 issue of Spill magazine

As Suzerain start the first thing that hits you is a sound so large that it impacts physically on the audience. Within a few bars of opener ‘Together Insane’ the girls are dancing and the boys are nodding along to their electropoprocking grooves.

There is some serious juxtaposition going on here, for every pop twist there is a sinister turn. The keyboards veer from decadent eighties gloss to altogether more sinister pulses and swaves, ironically enough guitarist Rich Summers gives the impression of a young Bernard Summers, all skinny tie and menacing guitars underpinned by the throbbing basslines of Mike Smith. Frontman Tom oozes stage presence, genuine vocal ability and can communicate naturally with the audience. Including the random crazy tambourine and maraca shaking old hippy. Yes, really.

Songs such as ‘Neverland’ and ‘Bleeding Art’ are tight, heavy, catchy, accessible and confidently delivered. Catch these guys in an intimate setting while you still can because with performances, songs and attitude like this the only way is up baby for Suzerain.

Andrew Bennett

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Suzerain Gig Review - Spill Magazine

We've had a great review of our January 2005 gig at Madame JoJo's in Soho from the wonderful people at SPILL magazine!

Pick up a copy from your local distributor.

An excerpt (or full copy) of the review will be available on the website very soon...

New Suzerain Galleries

We've added some new shots to the gallery, click here or on the image below to see them.

Monday, February 07, 2005

Suzerain - Thanks - Electrowerkz Sat 5th Feb

Hi Everybody,

Thank you so much to all of you who made it down to Islington to see us play Electrowerkz on Saturday 5th Feb. We had a really great night and yet again you proved that you guys really do party the hardest!

We've got loads of photos of the night which will be put up on the website over the next couple of days – we'll let you know when that happens. We also managed to get a sound recording of the gig so any of you that missed any of the set can hear what you missed! Expect this on the site in the next couple of days.

We've got some great gigs coming up this month around Tooting and Camden, keep checking the website for latest details, flyers will also be sent out in the coming days.

We'd love to hear your comments on the gig (you can post anonymously and just leave your name at the bottom of your post).

Thanks again for your support – you ROCK!

Tom, Rich, Mike, Lloyd & James

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Suzerain Electrowerkz 5 Feb 05 Flyer

Click here or click on the image below for a hi-res version of the flyer to print out to get cheap entry to the Electrowerkz gig on the 5th Feb 2005.

Remember, it's £8.00 to get in on Saturday, other flyers will get you in for £6.50, but a Suzerain flyer will get you in for £6.00! Entrance also includes entry to Club Slimelight which is open till 7:00am.
We'll be on stage by about 8:00pm - don't be late! » MAP «

Suzerain Playing Club Electrowerks on 5th February 2005 - Doors Open 7:00pm