Year after year in March millions of musicians flock down to Austin in hopes to be discovered at SXSW. For Suite 709, SXSW is where their luck began.
Suite 709 played their first public show in 2010 during SXSW with no recordings, no press, and no band photos. The band’s popularity sparked and grew during their first SXSW performance. After their first public show, the band was awarded “Top 10 New Bands of 2010″ from the Austin Chronicle Music Awards, “Top 35 Bands of 2011″ by Do512.com, “Best Find at SXSW 2011″ from QRO magazine, “Hot 100 Unsigned Bands of 2011″ from Music Connection Magazine, and most recently “Top 5 Soul/Blues Bands of 2011″ at the 2011 Austin Chronicle Music Awards.
After their debut at SXSW, Suite 709 has continued to play shows in Austin, their hometown. Finding a ticket to one of their shows is just as hard as finding an Austin City Limits ticket, as their shows in Austin are continuously sold out. Their popularity has received national attention as Suite 709 has developed a strong national and international following through social media websites such as Google+, Youtube, Twitter, and Facebook. Suite 709 was recently featured in the new Google+ hangout on Air Launch Ad.
Photo taken at the Free Press Summer Fest and featured in the Houston Chronicle taken by Todd Spoth Photography.
The sounds of Suite 709 can be described as a combination of R&B, Soul, with a touch of Rock. Their shows have been described as a party from beginning to end. So, come party and celebrate the promising sounds of Suite 709 at their CD Release party at Antone’s on July 7th. They will be performing their new album Night & Day alongside Ben Baxter Band, Tje Austin, and Deep Ella. Their CD release party is their big send off before they head off to their national tour! Get your friends together and come down to Antone’s to show Suite 709 some Austin love before they start their national tour!