Heart & soul. Passion & grit. Freedom of expression & the triumph of the human spirit. Black Suit Devil represents all of these things.
With a tongue-in-cheek name meant to pique the curiosity and a tenacious DIY approach, Black Suit Devil has been touring Canada spreading inspiration and awareness through music since 2015.
A Solo project led by Singer/Songwriter Andy Du Rego of Brantford, Ontario who’s writing and performing style has been likened to that of Ray LaMontagne, Tom Waits, and Chris Cornell.
With his melodic and thought provoking songwriting inspired by the Folk, Rock, Blues & Soul genres, Andy has moved crowds both large and small.
Performing with an Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, and his signature raspy self-harmonizing dual vocal , Black Suit Devil has toured all across Canada and has been apart of such festivals as Harvest Jazz & Blues , Living Roots Music Festival, TD Newmarket Music Festival, Winterfolk XVII, and the Guinness World Record for Longest Concert by Multiple Artists.
Backed by an array of talented musicians such as percussionists, bassists, guitarists, and violinists to bring different dynamics to each performance.
Over the years BSD has shared bills and festival stages with such notable artists as Robert Plant, Nathaniel Rateliff , The White Buffalo , Philip Sayce, The Boxer Rebellion, Jeff Martin, Carole Pope, JD Simo, and Spencer Burton among other great artists.
The debut !Earshot-charting album, "The Freedom Sessions" that was released in October 2017, included singles "Fumble", "Dreams" & "Carry On" which are currently on rotation on independent & college radio stations such as CFBX 92.5, CFUR 88.7FM , 97.9 FM CHSR, AM1380, 88.7 The Bay FM, as well as CBC radio.
“A Matter of Time”, the second full length studio recording by Black Suit Devil was released November 15, 2019 gaining high reviews on Spill Magazine, Canadian Beats and Great Dark Wonder.
With an eclectic mix of sounds ranging from Folk, Blues,70’s Rock n' Roll, New Orleans Big Band to soulful Ballads and upbeat Bluegrass, “A Matter Of Time” shows the strength and versatility in Du Rego’s songwriting.
The heart and soul of the album lies within its subject matter which touches upon environmental issues, politics, human rights, mental illness, to love & loss and so many things in between.
“A Matter Of Time” was mixed by Dan Hosh (City & Colour, Arkells) over at Catherine North Studios ,
Mastered by Noah Mintz (Billy Talent, Death from Above) at Lacquer Channel and Produced by Andy Du Rego
This 10-song album features a host of Ontario talent including Lance Anderson ( Juno award winner ), Nichol Robertson (Devin Cuddy Band , Whitney Rose), Nelson Sobral, Lowell Whitty, Mae Cromwell, Sarah Fazackerley, Tanya Porter, John Brand, Neil Cameron ...and more.