Photos – Highly Suspect at Bumbershoot 2017, Seattle, Sept 2 2017
– photos by Kelli Anne
Highly Suspect at Bumbershoot 2017, Day 2.
Twin brothers Rich (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Ryan Meyer (drums, backing vocals) founded the band with Johnny Stevens (guitar, lead vocals) in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. After starting as a bar cover band, they relocated to Brooklyn, New York. There, they recorded The Worst Humans EP with producer Joel Hamilton (Elvis Costello, Plastic Ono Band, The Black Keys, Wu-Tang Clan).
The band released its first studio album, Mister Asylum, in 2015. The record earned the trio a nomination for Best Rock Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. The song “Lydia” also earned a nomination (for Best Rock Song). They released their second studio album, The Boy Who Died Wolf, in 2016.