Founded by brothers Danny and Neil Cox, they are joined by cousin Jack Miles lead guitar, with Gareth Jones Keyboard and Andy Neale on drums.
The first incarnation of The Cheap Suits is in 1996, and whilst they received recognition around the Newcastle music scene, national recognition was never to materialise, although recognition of their superbly crafted songs was to materialise in the form of a publisher based in New York City.
However, life according to The Cheap Suits is never straight forward. Differences between the two brothers started to become more frequent and keyboard player Gareth’s drug fuelled antics took their toll on the band as they pulled out of gigs with Oasis, Ian Brown, Seal and The Festival of the 60’s, Butlins, Skegness.
A lifeline was handed to the lads in the form of a support slot with comedian Roy “Chubby” Brown at the Blackpool Opera House, Blackpool. It was at this gig that there flawless rendition of Marc Cohn’s “Walking In Memphis”, caught the eye of Blackpool music promoter legend Archie Philpotts. He immediately handed The Cheap Suits there own summer season on Central Pier, alternating nights between Cannon & Ball and Brian “It’s a puppet” Conley.
Philpotts was sure that The Cheap Suits could be the biggest thing since PJ and Duncan on the world music scene.
Unfortunately during this period the sex symbol of the band Jack “Ronnie Wood” Miles went missing and was never to be seen again until 12 months later wondering around a Pontins in Scotland wrapped in a duvet queueing for Proclaimers tickets.
Danny and Neil are the only founding members of the band and the current line up is about to change again as Andy Neale has now found fame as an actor in London’s West End and Neil is currently resident in Afghanistan on a commercial basis.
Danny, Jack and Gareth are currently in the studio working on Danny’s new material and material they have penned together and they will be performing again live to half empty pubs across the UK early 2012.
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