SWEATPANTS IN PUBLIC formed in 2007, in the Seacoast area of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The band consisted of Jerry Sutherland III, songwriter, guitarist and lead vocalist; Jake, his brother, the bassist; and Jerry Sutherland Jr.(a.k.a. the Stick Jockey), the drummer, their father.
Over time they cultivated their own style/sound and began to put write songs together as a three piece band. S.P.I.P started to gain their fan-base by playing backyard gigs and parties. They became known as a "party band“ throughout the Seacoast. Their dance-friendly and high-energy shows guaranteed an invite back to nearly every venue they played. This also helped spread their music into Massachusetts and Maine.
In August of 2009, SweatPants In Public was crowned the winner of The Battle of the Bands at Pageapalooza.That September, they entered the Superior Media Group studio to embark on recording their official six-song EP, “Life Of Leisure," (released on October 31,2009).
2010 had SweatPants In Public working very hard on new material, extensively touring from Maine to Boston, and promoting their EP. The group finished recording their debut LP, "Kick Up Dirt," at Superior Media Group in late 2011. The album dropped on June 15th, 2012.
SPIP continued to play around the seacoast until, in 2016, brothers Jerry and Jake relocated South Florida, spending the next few years playing with several other drummers. In 2020 SPIP added James Letts, a local musician, to the line up as backing vocals and rhythm/lead guitar. Eventually, in 2022, the groups original drummer, Jerry and Jakes father, also relocated to South Florida, reuniting the family band once again.
Since 2022, SweatPants in Public has been going strong playing, writing, and recording new music, while playing all over South Florida.
SPIP is currently booking shows and looking to bring the good musical vibes to a party near you!