2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Dinner And A Suit


For the band of cousins Jonathan Capeci, Joey Beretta and Anthony Genca, following a passion for making music as DINNER AND A SUIT is a representation of their own history.

During The Great Depression, the band’s great grandmother – a local seamstress – along with her husband, would invite less fortunate people into their house to partake in a home-cooked meal. After which, it was tradition to tailor the troubled individual a new suit, giving them a practical and tangible new start in an otherwise dark time.

The three grew up hearing this legend of Dinner And A Suit.

Fast-forward through the bloodline, and the inspiration to start fresh became strikingly similar for Jonathan, Joey and Anthony. After building early momentum in the Philadelphia music scene, Dinner And A Suit were off to Nashville for a new beginning of their own as they started writing a full-length album and connecting with drummer Drew Scheuer.

The music became a portrait of the band’s collective experience through this process – the pursuit of finding their place while fighting for second chances, starting over, seeing things clearly and never giving up. They were universal moments, not unlike many others’ experiences when starting down a path to renewed beginnings.

To capture their new musical focus, Dinner And A Suit split their time between First Street Studios in Cleveland, TN with producer Tyler Orr (Copeland, As Cities Burn), then with Matt Goldman (Anberlin, Underoath, Cartel) at Glow in the Dark Studios in Atlanta, GA.

The resulting work is a range of bold anthems, layered with soaring melodies that are riveting with honesty. Throughout the album’s ten towering tracks, Capeci’s lush timbre weaves universal themes of forgiveness and hope, love and loss, and discovering a place in the world.

“The songs are more than just the story of us moving away from home,” Capeci continues. “Our hope is that people will connect with our music in the same way that we’ve connected with many of our own favorite bands. There’s something inexplicable about the way music can move you, we just hope we’re able to have that effect on someone.”

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