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The best kept secret in music


Featuring the young local talents of Ryan MacLean (Guitar/Vocals), Tim Luckow (Bass/Backing Vocals), and Alex Cano (Drums/Backing Vocals). This Funk/Rock band of high school students have already played shows all over the area and is gaining a strong fan base. They make every live performance different with set lists and improvisation. One of the best live acts in the county. - The Lewisboro Ledger

Two katonah bands - The Name Crisis and Sideproject will be competing in the fourth annual Battle of the Bands contest at the Westchester County Center in White Plains on Saturday.
The Local groups will be facing off in the main hall of the center against bands from Bronxville, Eastchester, Yonkers, Thornwood, and New Rochelle. The eight competing bands were selected from 40 audition tapes, according to the county. - The Patent Trader


Ryan MacLean, guitarist and singer for the band Sideproject, says win or lose, "we just want to play the greatest show and leave a huge impact on the audience."

MacLean says that he and fellow band members hope their "heavy blues rock reminiscent of the '60s and '70s, with a modern touch," keeps the crowd entertained.

"We feel very lucky to have this chance to perform," says the 16-year-old Katonah resident. "It's an awesome way to get everybody away from their computers and experience some good old live music."
- The Journal News


-Sideproject EP
-Several Live Tapings
Our EP has just started to get Radio Airplay


Feeling a bit camera shy


Sideproject is a hard funk/blues rock power trio out of South Salem, New York. The band was originally 6 piece rock group formed by drummer Alex Cano and ex guitarist Bobby Renzulli in January of 2005. Over the course of the following 6 months, Sideproject went through a number of lineup changes before finally setting in with their current and final lineup in July of 2005. Sideproject is: Ryan Maclean on lead vocals/guitar, Alex Cano on drums/backup vocals, and Tim Luckow on bass/backup vocals.
As a trio, the band decided to throw away all of their old material. In the new songs they began to write, the remaining three members formed a sound of their own. Sideproject’s music is gutsy and heavy, but at the same time very groovy. They really pour their hearts out into each song they write. Their sound is a unique fusion of hard rock, funk, and blues, all with a very vintage rock feel. Sideproject’s biggest influences include Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Cream, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Perhaps the one thing that stands out the most about Sideproject is their live performance and ability to play together on stage. Sideproject puts on an incredible live show. Since the formation of their current lineup the band has played over 30 shows, helping them to develop a great deal of performance experience. Sideproject makes each show different, always throwing surprises into their set list and adding lots of live improvisation to their songs. No matter when or where you see them, you can expect any Sideproject show to be a rockin’ experience and a great time.

Sideproject is currently in the process of working on their first album. The record is likely to be called "Certified Organic", a title which represents the raw, vintage sound of the band. The goal for the record is to produce a classic debut album that truly captures a rocking feel while at the same time maintaining a relatively minimal use of studio effects in order to capture the true Sideproject sound, a sound which has proved to carry itself on its own. The band hopes to release the album sometime by next summer.