We are the solids


"What started as a college rock band in 1996 at Wesleyan University, The Solids have continued to craft hooky, melody-driven rock songs in various iterations across the years.  After playing through our 20’s in New York we spread to the four corners for careers, families and to live our early years of the middle ages.  Two of us moved to LA to produce the show “How I Met Your Mother” (and used a Solids tune as the show’s theme song). One of us spent the decade cooking up various schemes in the tech world and the other went deep cover as a corporate banker then took early retirement to be a stay at home dad.  Twenty years after graduating Wes, we all found ourselves back in New York, wanting to rock now more than ever.  We found an extraordinary lead guitarist and the next chapter begins…."


Carter Bays / vocals, guitar
Craig Thomas / drums
Pat Butler / all things keys
Josh Suniewick / bass
Doug Derryberry / lead guitar 




March 7, 2019

10:00 pm Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1
194 Allen Street New York, Ny 10002
(Between East Houston and Stanton)

June 5, 2019

The Mercury Lounge, Doors Open 9:30pm

The Solids Play the Music of “How I Met Your Mother”

TBD Fall 2019

Madison Square Garden

TBD New Years Eve 2019

Times Square - with special guest Carson Daly


For booking, please email Ally or Jen at

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