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A group of extraordinary musicians
Songs from behind the viral curtain NEW EP
Corona Virus blues?
Keeping their distance like the rest of us this year Steve Banks & the Sidemen dispatched choice licks from across two states to record their debut issue, five original songs ‘from Behind the Viral Curtain’ – hi fi performances from veteran Oz rockers in isolation, with Steve up front and Martine Monroe’s vocals on the sweet spot.
Proceeds go to musicians who can no longer play for a living – till we get together again.
Who is Steve Banks
The Sidemen was founded by Steve Banks with co-founding member Greg Lyon and is made up with some of Australia’s and one of England’s most successful musicians.
“The Sidemen are not just purveying musical history, they’re creating their own timeless moment—and we’re part of it.”
As the lights dim and the show start Banks interviews each of tonight’s members, revealing long and prodigious careers and burgeoning notoriety in others. Between each interview they perform songs they have played on, wrote, co-wrote or just love. There is much laughter, shameless name dropping, revealing more and more of their amazing collaborations.
Four of Australia’s and one of England’s best musicians, who have played with the likes of the Black Sorrows, John Butler Trio, 10cc, Georgie Fame, Crossfire, Dave Gilmore and Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Paul Kelly, Renee Geyer and Archie Roach
"The Sidemen are not just purveying musical history, they’re creating their own timeless moment—and we’re part of it." "And it’s about the enduring musical legacy and tradition they’ve created in the process. Stars come and go,...
"SIDEMEN, a new production by local musician Steve Banks, will shift the spotlight to focus on the musicians behind some of Australia's - and the world's - most iconic bands." "Four of Australia's and one of England's best...
"Steve has a vision for The Sidemen, he is devoted to putting musicians back in charge of their careers." "The Sidemen will perform again, the format works perfectly. Allowing the audience to get to know these amazing musicians: the engine room...