Announcing…. Suspicious Package to headline Spring Fling May 6!
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St. Michael CHS Concert Band and Chamber Choir
About Suspicious Package:
Long-rumored in existence but kept tightly shrouded in the secrecy of Tom Toles’ basement, Suspicious Package finally exploded onto the Washington, D.C. music scene in May 2008 with their sell-out premiere performance at the Red and the Black in DC’s Atlas District. They’ve since performed at the Rock and Roll Hotel, the National Press Club, the Hard Rock Café, the Embassies of Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, and Poland, Andrews Air Force Base, Washington Nationals Baseball Stadium, the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier in New York City harbor, and other venues. The band plays frequently for charity benefits. In 2010 they performed for over a thousand people at Arena Beniamino Gigli in Porto Recanati, Italy, and appeared on national television. In 2015 Suspicious Package had the honor of performing for Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden. Suspicious Package has been mentioned in SPIN magazine and Rolling Stone (Italian edition) magazine. They are a three-time winner of the Journopalooza battle of the media bands for the title of DC’s best media band, and may also be Washington’s only band containing three Pulitzer prizes. In 2017, the Washington Post dubbed “Suspicious Package… practically the house band of Official Washington.”
Suspicious Package plays a mix of rock, blues, punk, funk, pop, alternative and originals. Pulitzer prize-winning Washington Post political cartoonist Toles drives the rhythm of Suspicious Package on drums and vocals, VICE contributor and former TIME Magazine reporter Tim Burger plays bass, with POLITICO senior investigative reporter and two-time team Pulitzer prize-winning Josh Meyer on lead guitar and vocals. Senior government officials Bryan Greene and Christina Sevilla also sing and play rhythm guitar and keyboard, respectively. Suspiciously, none of the members had ever played in a rock band prior to their 2008 debut. www.facebook.com/SusPackage