The Sidekicks

The Sidekicks

 Palm Beach, Florida, USA
BandRockAlternative

Siblings Ryan (12) and Melanie (16) Medina are unique and powerful rock musicians. An experienced band with a professional sound. A performance at the SFL Fair and interview by the Sun Sentinel attests to their skill, dedication and professionalism.

Biography

The SIBLING rivalry (yes, they are Brother & Sister!) between Ryan Medina (12, but with looks and maturity of a 15-16) as the frontman/lead guitarist and Melanie Medina (16) bassist comes from being passionate musicians and their driving desire to perform. Audiences are amazed by their talent as they command the stage.

Previous performances at various venues include Connolly's I & II, a running gig at Fosters Grille in Royal Palm Beach, the South FL Fair, PGA Downtowns Got Talent, Swamp Grass Willies, Hurricanes Wings, the Wellington Amphitheatre (Parade participants), private parties and numerous Charity events.

MEMBER INFO:

RYAN MEDINA - FRONTMAN/LEAD GUITAR
Starting at only 11 years old, Ryan quickly showed he had a voice as well as the ability to play a song by listening to it. Little did he know when he put up a poster of Slash from Guns n Roses that someday he would be playing in a band. Ryan’s sibling, Melanie introduced him to the world of Rock and Roll. He first learned to play an electric guitar which his Uncle Philip and Aunt Sherry gave to him. He then learned the acoustic and bass guitars. One night while playing guitar with his sister at a local restaurant he was asked by the band to sing “"Don’t Stop Believing”" by Journey. To everyone’s amazement, (especially Ryan) he sounded great! So he continued singing and playing guitar every chance he could get. He is in the 6th grade and attends Crestwood Middle School. On any given day Ryan can be found attending to his sibling duties of torturing his older sister Melanie and younger brother Roman.

MELANIE MEDINA - BASS/BACKUP VOCALS
Holiday by Green Day, that’s the song that inspired Melanie to playing music. She later saw them in concert and committed to learning how to play guitar. Although she was only 15, she was accepted into FAU and is majoring in Anthropology. She is the oldest of 3 siblings, younger brothers Ryan (lead singer) and Roman (4) who is “in training” for the band. Many have mistaken her for being very reserved and shy, but watch out when she hits the stage to rock out. She holds nothing back with her red hair and rockin’ attitude. Melanie first learned to play an acoustic guitar her uncle Philip gave her, she then went on to learn the electric guitar. She found her passion in playing the bass guitar which you can see in her performance that she feels the beat. Inspired by her new BASS, which her Uncle Mikey and Aunt Karina gave to her as a birthday present, Melanie is rocking on with the band!

Discography

Originals songs are under development and recording is scheduled for 3/2012.

COVER & ORIGINAL SAMPLE LIST:
Rivalries (original), Sticks & Stones (original), Summer of 69, My Own Worst Enemy, The Middle, Basket Case, I Love Rock N Roll, Smells Like Teen Spirit, Steady as She Goes, Adam's Song, Best of You, Beverly Hills, Seven Nation Army, Creep, Anthem part II, Animal, You Really Got Me, Brain Stew, Dammit, Kryptonite, Heart-Shaped Box, Loser, You Really Got Me, Chasing Cars, Killing In The Name, plus many more...

INFLUENCES:
Foo Fighters, My Chemical Romance, blink-182, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Joan Jett, Van Halen, 3 Doors Down, Nirvana, Muse

GENRE
Rock, Alternative, Grunge, Heavy Rock, Metal.

Set List

COVER & ORIGINAL SAMPLE LIST:
Rivalries (original), Sticks & Stones (original), Summer of 69, My Own Worst Enemy, The Middle, Basket Case, I Love Rock N Roll, Smells Like Teen Spirit, Steady as She Goes, Adam's Song, Best of You, Beverly Hills, Seven Nation Army, Creep, Anthem part II, Animal, You Really Got Me, Brain Stew, Dammit, Kryptonite, Heart-Shaped Box, Loser, You Really Got Me, Chasing Cars, plus many more...

Please note we have a history of many performances at various venues NOT reflected on this site. A list is on our website and more detail upon request.