BiG SUiT is a collective of nine musicians drawn to the cerebral adventures, infectious rhythms, and pioneering music known to the world as Talking Heads. BIG SUiT began when a Chicago-area producer reached out to Deacon Blues founder Steve Kikoen with a request to form a Tribute to Talking Heads.
With enormous respect and admiration for David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Franz, and Jerry Harrison, the idea of forming a tribute to these musical innovators was intriguing. Steve proceeded to put together what has ultimately become an amazing replication of Talking Heads.
BiG SUiT is dedicated to re-creating the film Stop Making Sense within a live stage format. Frontman Jason Krause brings an astonishing take on David Byrne. From the eye-catching and flamboyant routines of dancer/singers Jennifer Hall & Jessica Hornsten to the incredible percussion and afro-celt rhythm section of Phil Brines, Janis Wallin, and Michael “Gonzo” Gonzales, this Tribute to Talking Heads is the real deal. Rounding out the personnel are Cash Michaels & Jon Hey on keyboards; with all of the “SUiTS” under the direction of Steve Kikoen, guitarist for BiG SUiT and founder/guitarist/singer of DEACON BLUES. Guest artists for BiG SUiT include Chicago percussion phenom Meg Thomas and Minneapolis drum legend Austin Lee.
This funk–rock ensemble of stellar musicians offers up a truly inspirational, Once In A Lifetime connection.If you have come to experience Talking Heads . . . This Must Be The Place.