The Usual Suspects | Sydney Covers Band

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The Usual Suspects

In a nutshell, we are Sydney's only full-time covers band, which essentially means that we are a consistent line-up of Sydney's most in-demand session musicians. We all have either a Bachelor or Masters degree in Music Performance (read - very useless pieces of paper in 99% of situations, this is the 1% that it is beneficial in), and formed in 2007 to address a gap in the Sydney music scene - too many bands or 'collectives' were being thrown together for weddings and corporate events without rehearsals, with players who hadn't performed together before and with setlists resembling the worst high-school formal ever held. We've been fortunate enough to share the stage with some incredible performers, including Taylor Swift, The Hilltop Hoods, Guy Sebastian, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Peking Duk, James Morrison, Ricki-Lee Coulter, The Cat Empire and Renee Geyer. Apart from a series of stories that will one day form a tell-all book that will sell 128 copies, we've learnt through our experience how to read a crowd and engineer exactly the right songs to keep them on their feet all night. Thus, our mantra is quite simple - to have every audience member up and dancing to a world-class performance. We're also proud to be recommended as the band of choice by some of Sydney's leading venues, including Sergeant's Mess, Dunbar House, Luna Park Sydney, Gunners Barracks, The Tearoom QVB, Blue Room Bondi and Events by Aria (Sydney Opera House).

Videos

The Usual Suspects - Get Lucky/Finally/Bust a Move Medley
"Walking on Sunshine" - The Usual Suspects live @ KPMG Ball
The Usual Suspects - Opera Point Marquee

Selected Songs

Aloe Blacc
I Need A Dollar

Ariana Grande
Bang Bang

Beyonce
Crazy In Love

Beyonce
Single Ladies

Beyonce
Love On Top

Black Eyed Peas
I Gotta Feeling

Black Eyed Peas
Mas Que Nada

Bruno Mars
Just The Way You Are

Bruno Mars
Locked Out Of He

Bruno Mars
Marry You

Bruno Mars
Treasure

Calvin Harris
FeelSo Close

Calvin Harris
Sweet Nothing (feat. Florence Welch)

Cee Lo Green
Forget You

Daft Punk
Get Lucky

Destiny’s Child
Say My Name

Estelle
American Boy (feat. Kanye West)

Florence & The Machine
You’veGot The Love

George Ezra
Budapest

Gnarls Barkley
Crazy

GhostTown DJs
My Boo

Jessie J
Price Tag

Justine Beiber
What Do You Mean?

Justin Timberlake
Can’t Stop The Feeling

Justin Timberlake
Rock Your Body

Justin Timberlake
Signs (HORNS)

Justin Timberlake
Senorita

Justin Timberlake
Sexy Back

Justin Timberlake
Suit & Tie

Justin Timberlake
Take Back The Night

Kanye West
Gold Digger

Katy Perry
Firework

Testimonials

Hi Gus & Alley, I hope you are both well. Apologies I haven’t come back to you sooner but I just wanted to say thank you to the band for doing great job at our symposium, they had everyone up on the dance floor (and we have a tough crowd). We have another gig coming up, would The Usual Suspects be available on Friday 14 July, its our sales conference. We are expecting about 300ppl to attend, the event will be at Sheraton on the park. If you could let me know that would be great! Felicity
Felicity, Blackmores, Corporate
Alley and Gus, Where do I start….. We cannot thank you enough!!! TUS went above and beyond as did the two of you to assist with our wedding. It was BEYOND our expectations. Without doubt, the best day of our lives! Please pass on our thanks to the entire band. They were incredible. People have NOT stopped talking about it #weddingoftheyear and it was an honour to have them play at our event. We will be singing your praises from the rooftops to one and all. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your assistance. Please note, we noticed each and every song, as did our parents and appreciate all the hard work that went into this. It totally made the day for us. Music as you know, is so so important to the success of any function. Can’t wait to share photos in a few weeks. There are no words – thank you for EVERYTHING! Kind Regards, Sophie and William
Sophie and William, Wedding
Hi Alley, Thank you so much! The band were phenomenal, everyone couldn't stop talking about them, I'll definitely refer them to others. Thank you so much for all your help, you made it a very easy and pleasant process. Thanks again, and thank the band for us :) Pip and Liam
Pip and Liam, Wedding
Hi guys, Band absolutely nailed it yesterday. Year on year, they just get better and better. Look forward to booking them for next year. Paul
Paul, Sky Sports
Hi Alley, Everything was great! People were dancing and really enjoying the music, they're the best we've ever had. Would love to have them for another function, I'll be in touch re our Christmas Party later this year. Best regards, Kate
Kate, Actelion Pharmaceuticals
To all the members of The Usual Suspects, Our wedding reception was magical and it was all thanks to you. It is our great regret that we were so swept up in the excitement of our day that we didn't get to introduce ourselves to you all personally, and thank you for contributing to the magic of the day. Please know how grateful we were to you for everything you did. So many people have complimented us on the band and asked who you guys were - and the full dance floor til the end of the night is proof of what a wonderful time we had. Thank you for playing our special request for our first dance - we must have watched it back a thousand times and the music was just perfect. We thank you all for everything and we hope that you go from strength to strength and continue to make everyone else's weddings and parties as memorable as ours. Never underestimate the power of your talents in making such a huge difference in people's lives. Chris and Liz
Chris and Liz, Wedding
Hi Alley! We had a great time on Friday and as per usual the band were AMAZING! We look forward to having you guys on board again next year! Angela
Angela, Reckon
Hi Alley, Just a quick email to let you know that even though our wedding was over 6 months ago, guests are STILL RAVING about The Usual Suspects. They read the room perfectly and kept us dancing all night long. Our list of priorities for our big day was Music, Drinks and Food (in that order!). The Usual Suspects more than delivered. The whole team was amazing and so supportive from start to finish, and a huge thanks to you for your assistance and expertise through every step of the journey. Katrina and Javier
Katrina and Javier, Wedding
Hi Alley, The Usual Suspects were INCREDIBLE!! They were so accommodating and very flexible with our staff members. Thank you so much for helping the party be such a success, look forward to working with you again soon. Lisa
Lisa, Wisetech
Dear Alley, Thank you for your email. We had a truly wonderful day and the band were flawless. I'll recommend TUS to everyone getting married! Thank you also for being easy to deal with and so promptly replying to our emails, we were really impressed with the entire experience. All the best, Georgia and Neil
Georgia and Neil, Wedding

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