About Black Suit Devil

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 spreading inspiration and awareness through music since 2015. A solo project led by Singer/Songwriter Andy Du Rego of Toronto, Ontario whose style has been likened to that of Ray LaMontagne, Tom Waits, and Chris Cornell.

With his melodic and thought provoking songwriting inspired by the Rock, Folk, Blues & Soul, Country genres, Andy continues to impress audiences with his signature raspy self-harmonizing dual vocal and passionate presence.  Black Suit Devil has performed all across Canada and parts of Mexico, and has been a part of such festivals as Harvest Jazz & Blues, Living Roots Music Festival, Napatak Ramble, Dog Patch Music Festival, TD Newmarket Music Festival, Winterfolk XVII, ComingHome Festival, Gussapolooza and the Guinness World Record for Longest Concert by Multiple Artists, and many more.

Over the years Black Suit Devil has shared stages and festival bills with such notable artists as Robert Plant, Nathaniel Rateliff, Gord Bamford, The White Buffalo, Philip Sayce, The Boxer Rebellion, Jeff Martin, Carole Pope, JD Simo, Julian Taylor, Spencer Burton among other great artists.

June 28th, 2024 will mark the release of Black Suit Devil’s Third full length album, The Eternal Sleep.

Expanding into new musical territory the new album is B.S.D.’s finest work yet. The eight songs that make up the album were written and bed tracks recorded in a two week span during the lockdowns in 2020. On this album Du Rego dives back into his roots as a Hard Rock, Grunge, Punk ,electric guitar player, performing all the lead and rhythm guitar on all songs. Joined once again by John Brand on bass with Vic Freitas on drums / percussion, the new album showcases Du Rego’s vocal diversity and range. The Eternal Sleep also has returning guest appearances by Robyn White of Toronto Rock band “Byrdy” singing backup on “Let It Go” and features Ryan Funk performing a Pedal Steel Guitar on “New Day Sun”. The album has many lyrical themes both dark and beautiful, including isolation, mental health issues, depression, racial conflict and the growing number of suicides rates in our communitys. The album also brings hope with a message of “The Time Is Now” to better oneself and make inner change to one’s life. Themes of love and new beginnings shine on the modern folk track “New Day Sun”. Du Rego also pays tribute to all the hard work of being in the music business, life on the road, and extends appreciation for all his fans in the punk anthem album closer “Shut The Punk Up”. Recorded in San Pancho, Mexico and various places in Ontario Canada, the new album was Produced / Recorded by Andy Du Rego, mixed by 2x Juno Award winner for Kevin Dietz “Rock Album of The Year” ( The Glorious Sons , JJ Wilde ) and mastered by Noah Mintz (Billy Talent, Death From Above)

ABOUT THE SONG: “Passage” released on March 29th

Passage is a song about the struggles of depression, mental health issues, and addiction. A song bringing awareness to the increasing rate of suicide in our communities that does not get talked about often. I wanted to let people know that you are not alone in this fight. That many people from all walks of life (myself included) experience mental health issues and struggle with these on a daily basis. I wanted to send a message to look after each other and really communicate with one another to see how the people in your circles are doing.

The song is part of ten songs that I wrote and recorded the bed tracks for in a two week span in my home studio in Brantford Ontario during The Lockdowns in the summer of 2020. Eight of those songs appear on my new album “The Eternal Sleep” out June 28th. I had a burst of creativity due to everything going on in the world and my personal life. The songs flowed out of me easily as I had a lot inside that I wanted to say. After recording the bed tracks I didn’t revisit the songs for quite some time as I worked on my own mental and physical health. I record all my own music in my home studio myself which allows me to record at my convenience and when I feel inspired. The recording process picked back up months later with a six week drum session in Brantford before moving to Hastings Ontario where the bulk of the record was recorded on and off in a two year period. After leaving Hastings Ontario I headed to San Pancho Mexico with my recording gear for the winter where I recorded all the vocals for the album and currently write this story. The album was mixed by Kevin Dietz 2x Juno award winner for best Rock Album ( The Glorious Sons , JJ Wilde ) and Mastered by Noah Mintz ( Broken Social Scene, Billy Talent).
Andy Du Rego / Black Suit Devil

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