Jon Fidler and The Suspects

The Suspects


The Suspects are (L-R):

Rob MacFee - Lead & rhythm guitars & backing vocals

Marty Hall - Lead & backing vocals, drums & percussion

Jon Fidler - Lead & backing vocals, lead & rhythm guitars

Peter Horncastle - Bass Guitar & backing vocals



The Suspects are a four piece pop/ rock group available to play clubs, concerts and such casual dates as weddings, dances, various staff and other private parties. Their material is a combination of original songs from Jon Fidler's 1994 debut CD Cryin' Shame and his upcoming 2004 album All This Fun ... and Money Too. The band also covers a wide variety of of Classic Rock, Top-40 Pop/ Rock and Ballads standards. A songlist is included below for a more detailed breakdown of their material.

Cryin ShameThe Suspects was started by lead vocalist/ guitarist Jon Fidler in May of 1994 as The Jon Fidler Band. After years of playing the club circuit, Jon released his independently produced and financed debut CD Cryin' Shame as a solo project using local studio musicians. As the first single and title track, Cryin' Shame, became play listed on forty plus radio stations across the country Jon contacted drummer / vocalist Mart Hall, bassist Tom Demerson and guitarist Scott Vaughan and formed the band The Suspects to play various showcase gigs in his hometown of Fredericton and throughout New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

The group kept busy opening concerts for April Wine, Kim Mitchell and Trooper and entered into a sponsorship agreement with Molson Canadian involving various specialty products, posters, signage and T-Shirts.

Gig at Zeeks Too Gig at Zeeks Too

In 1996 the band is began recording a few songs for the second album album after winning studio time by placing as major prize winners in Maritime Broadcasting's Startracks Search for New Talent contest. During this time bassist Tom Demerson left the group to be replaced by the current bassist Pete Horncastle and later in 2000 guitarist Scott Vaughan left the group top be replaced by Rob MacFee who played on the first CD Cryin' Shame .During this time the band has put the bar scene behind them to concentrate exclusively as a show band playing clubs, concerts, weddings, dances, various staff and other private parties. Due to a combination of great musicianship, showmanship and strong material the Suspects continue to pay to happy groups throughout the region. 

Late in 2004 the Suspects returned the the studio to record more material and will be releasing the second album All This Fun ... and Money Too just prior to Xmas 2004. Advance previews of the opening single Aint That Lucky have been positive and the singe has been put on rotation at local radio stations.


April Wine-You Could Have Been A Lady
April Wine-Tonight Is A Wonderful Time
Bad Company-Cant Get Enough
Badfinger-No Matter What You Do
Barenaked Ladies-Its All Been Done
Barney Bentall-Gin Palace
Beatles-I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Beatles-Twist And Shout
Beatles-She Loves You
Bill Haley-Rock Around The Clock
Bryan Adams-Back To You
Bryan Adams-One Night Love Affair
Bryan Adams-Everything I Do
Bryan Adams-Cuts Like A Knife
CCR-Have You Ever Seen The Rain
Cheap Trick-I Want You To Want Me
Colin James-Show Me
Crowded House-Its Only Natural
Crowded House-Something So Strong
David Lee Murphy-Dust On The Bottle
Don Henley-Heart of the Matter
Dwight Yoakum-Fast As You
Eagles-Love Will Keep Us Alive
Eagles-Get Over It
Elton John-Candle in The Wind
Elton John-Saturday Night
Fastball-The Way
Foo Fighters-Big Me
Garth Brooks-The Dance
Guess Who-Star Baby
Hank Snow-Now And Then
Helix-Make Me Do
Hootie & The Blowfish-I Only Wanna Be With You
John Mellencamp-ROCK In The USA
John Mellencamp-I Saw You First
John Mellencamp-Lonely Old Night
Jon Fidler-Another Night
Jon Fidler-Keep It on the Road
Jon Fidler-All Wound Up
Jon Fidler-The One that Got Away
Jon Fidler-Stand up
Jon Fidler-All The Rage
Jon Fidler-Prodigal Girl
Jon Fidler-My Heart Is In Your Hands
Jon Fidler-Call Of the Wild
Jon Fidler-Two of Us
Jon Fidler-How The Spirit Moves
Jon Fidler-One That Got Away
Jon Fidler-Cryin Shame
Kiss-Rock n Roll All Night
Matchbox 20-Push
Oasis-Champagne Supernova
Paul Carrack-Everytime You Walk
Presidents of US-Lump
Proclaimers-500 Miles
Rembrants-Ill Be There For You
Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar
Rolling Stones-Satisfaction
Savage Garden-Truly Madly Deeply
Shawn Mullins-Rockabye
Stampeders-Sweet City Woman
Steppenwolf-Born To Be Wild
Steve Miller-Jet Airliner
Stray Cats-Rock This Town
Sweeny Todd-Roxy Roller
Tim McGraw-I Like It I Love It
Tom Petty-I Wont Back Down
Trooper-Were Here For A Good Time
Trooper-Raise A Little Hell
Van Halen-You Really Got Me
Wonders-That Thing You Do