The Side

The Side

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Just back from playing Rock Um Knuedler in Luxembourg (Main Support for Texas to a 15,000 crowd)

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Biography

"I love them" Janice Long, Radio 2

"A modern day Elvis Costello and the Attractions" Sharleen Spiteri, TEXAS

"Excellent" STV

"Fantastic" Marion Scott, Mercury Music Prize Judge

"Certainly one's to keep an eye on" Jim Gellatly, XFM Radio

"Flawless songwriting and A+ presentation of songs" Highland News


Formed in 2005, The Side are based in Ross-Shire in the Scottish Highlands.

Drawing influences from the likes of The Beatles, Ben Folds Five and Muse. The Side’s sound is a retro/modern mix of Indie/Rock and Pop.

The band have just returned from playing The Rock Um Knuedler festival in Luxembourg where they played to a crowd of 15,000 as the main support for Texas.
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The Side will launch their next single "Lost and Found" at the Summer in The City Festival in Inverness in July, where they will be the main support act for Simple Minds and Big Country. Other festival appearances this summer include Wickerman and B Fest.

Other notable achievements for The Side include : (All UK, Unless Stated)

*Supporting Bon Jovi @ The 02 Arena, London, 2010 (23,000)
*Reaching Number 23 in the Official UK Indie Breakers Chart
*BBC Radio 2 Airplay
*Self Releasing 4 Ep’s, 2 Singles, DVD and Debut Album
*Performing at Midem 2011 (Cannes, France)
*Performing at Freeze Festival 2010 (Leeuwarden,Holland)
*Performing at goMoscow Festival 2007 (Moscow, Russia)
*Performing at Various Scottish Festivals - Rockness, Belladrum, Wizard, Loopallu and B Fest
*Single “Going Nowhere” played at the Scottish Football Cup Final (Hampden Park, Glasgow)
*National Newspaper coverage, Inc - The Sun, Daily Record, The Herald, The Scotsman
*National Television coverage from BBC 1 News and STV News
*Brand Showcase Performances for Lee/NME/Red Stripe
*Performing at goNorth (Scotlands Leading Industry Showcase)
*Finalist in the Official UK Songwriting Competition (Song - Forever Changing)

Discography

The Side EP (2005)
Sunrise EP (2006)
Forever Changing EP (2007)
Top of the World EP (2008)
Nowhere Left To Run ALBUM(2009)
Nowhere Left To Run SINGLE (2009) - Free Download
Going Nowhere SINGLE (2010)
Lost and Found SINGLE (2011)

Set List

Forever Changing
Top of the World
One Fine Day
Let the feeling go
Another Time, Another Place
Nowhere Left To Run
Open Your Eyes
Cielo
Going Nowhere
The Circle
Sunrise

Most sets are 40-45 Mins, but can do 2 x 45 min sets of all own original material