Bizness Suit is a four-piece rock group out of Charleston, SC. The band was first founded in2014 by Sean Barry (guitar/vocals) and Drew Tapp (bass). The two were able to put together their first EP, self-titled ‘Bizness Suit.’ At the time of the final tracking for the EP, they brought in Jeremy Hunton (drums) to record on the last few tracks and inevitably become the 3rd member of the band. I wasn’t until 2017 when they brought in Hunter Moss as a guest guitarist to perform lead that they finalized the group with their 4th member. This year, Bizness Suits have released their sophomore album, ‘KING,’ introducing all the new elements that the new additions to group bring. The band is currently on tour around the Southeast promoting the new album. Make sure to give it a listen!
What got you into music?
The answer to this question always comes back to music itself, doesn’t it? It doesn’t matter which one of us answers this question individually – we were all inspired by the music we listened to and the role models we adored in order to get our heads into the sound.
What is your favorite part about being an artist or band? Songwriting, performing, recording, etc.? Tell us why.
Songwriting is the best part. It’s the most open time to make mistakes and try new things. When we write a song, it’s an open forum for debate and discussion. When we argue with each other about making the best song possible, that’s the best kind of argument you can have.
Can you tell us what being in the recording studio is like for you?
Exciting, nervous, humbling. For our second album, we recorded it all in Jeremy’s parent’s home – and we’d like to take this time to thank and apologize to Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy’s parents.
As an artist or musician, are there any obstacles you have had to overcome or obstacles that you are facing right now in your career?
So many venues want cover bands because that’s what the people want. Too many people are reluctant to go to shows and check out a new band just because it’s a weeknight, weekendnight, who cares. There’s so much raff to be downloaded, and to be sifted through, that it’s hard to not be seen through if all you do is bus the tables.
Who do you admire most in the music scene today and why?
Queens of the Stone Age. Every album they put out is like they’re evolving into a higher level of Pokemon. It shouldn’t be possible but they keep doing it anyway. There’s not a single instrument that isn’t on point and not a single lyric that doesn’t provoke a thought or a laugh. They’re our generation’s Led Zeppelin.
If you could be granted one wish, right now, as an artist, what would you ask for?
Prince is immortal and he has the most mind-blowing record dropping in 2020 that’ll be called 2020 Vision.
What is on the horizon in the next year for you?
We’ll be playing the southeast, promoting our new album King. We’ve already begun writing new songs for our third album, so we’ll continue working on that. Before the end of the year, we hope to have a live album out and possibly a 5 track EP to lead up into the third album.
To date, what do you think your best song is? Can you describe the song for us?
“Nothing Great Down South.” It was one of the first songs Bizness Suit wrote, but it didn’t have a home until recently, on King. The lyrics themselves were inspired by a breakup, but the chorus of the song became the chorus of the whole album. With all the struggles that happened during the song’s endurance, it further shaped the tune into being what it is today: a lullaby you can cry to as much as you can dance to.
Tell us where fans can access your music.
Check out their music video for their song "Favorite Son" here!