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The Red Letter Suite is an alternative rock band based in Greenville, SC. Formed in 2009 by Mark Collins and Aaron Giard, former members of the band Midnight Sun. Aaron and Mark spent much of their young lives learning to play guitar and have been playing and writing together since childhood. The Red Letter Suite started as an acoustic duet in the studio and has since developed into a powerful alternative rock foursome belting out sounds from the 60's and 70's mixed with a fresh approach to modern rock.
When asked about the band's beginnings, Aaron and Mark really didn't have a vision at the time. "At first we just had this idea of an acoustic duet doing some small local scene stuff. We began just jamming and then we started writing like crazy. We had to start recording it all to keep track of all the creativity that was coming out." - Aaron Giard
Within a few months, the two had written an entire album's worth of music and it was time to get into the studio. Jay Miller, a long time friend and former band mate, was brought in to write and record bass tracks for all of the new material. Soon, Jay had joined and The Red Letter Suite was now a trio. Working together and playing small acoustic gigs for almost a year lead the group to want larger gigs, but most of the larger venues wanted full bands. Aaron had performed the drums and percussion in the studio, however, you can't play drums, guitar and sing all at the same time. So ensued the hunt for a drummer to complete the suite, enter Rob Tucker. After many auditions and jam sessions with multiple drummers, Rob was welcomed into the group and brings years of experience to the table.
Currently, The Red Letter Suite is working on finishing their debut album with an upcoming release date and booking gigs locally.