The Sidemen Show is a program of songs chosen by each of The Sidemen - songs that first inspired them to become musicians, songs they wrote or wished they’d written.
The show was conceived by Steve Banks, a Byron Bay local, after a conversation with man-about-town and bassist Greg Lyon, at one of Greg’s local Hip Operation gigs.
Further serendipity brought the rest of the sidemen together for a marquee party in March of last year. Greg found drummer Grant Gerathy (ex-John Butler Trio) while Steve brought his two confederates Jeff Burstin and Bruce Haymes up from Melbourne. Home on r&r, world-tourist sideman Rick Fenn came in on guitar.
The band’s credentials blow up a perfect storm out of Jo Jo Zep and the Black Sorrows, 10CC and the John Butler Trio, jazz-rockers Crossfire and the Bachelors from Prague plus backup for the likes of Renée Geyer, Archie Roach and the Bull Sisters, not to mention Georgie Fame and Jack Bruce - and that's the short list. These guys have played around and around, on stage and record, and won’t be stopping soon; but it’ll take their rear guard front man to tell their story. “Shining the spotlight on these blokes might cause some gratuitous foot shuffling,” Banks muses “but they need to suck it up and take a bow.”
Playing favourites, Steve & the Sidemen are heading to Drysdale . The Hornets will play on; so will the Feramones, Greg’s Hip Op and Grant’s Trio - but The Sidemen are a rockin’ proposition... a whole lotta Oz
with an English thing, ready to testify and having way too much fun to leave it at ‘one night only’.
Tickets can be booked online at any of our Customer Service Centres or purchased over the phone with credit card.
21 March 2020, 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
41 Peninsula Drive, Drysdale
Rob MacLeod or Lisa Harvey
03 5251 1998