The Faithful Sidekicks
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The Faithful Sidekicks

Oregon City, Oregon, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Oregon City, Oregon, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Duo Comedy Rock




"Fandomania Review - *.* And Other Star Things"

The Faithful Sidekicks’ debut album is a worthy addition to the geek music genre. I hope to hear more from them in the future, but in the meantime I’ll be listening to *.* and Other Star Things as often as possible. -

"Featured Filkers - The Faithful Sidekicks"

What I want to talk about today are hilarious original songs about things like Star Wars and cruelty to coffee beans. I want to talk about The Faithful Sidekicks.

As The Faithful Sidekicks, they tend towards the wacky in styles ranging from alternative rock to folk ballads. You'll often see Jen contributing via bass guitar as Eric plays lead and does the primary vocals, but both of them are skilled with other instruments such as mandolin, concertina, and bouzouki.

Whatever the vehicle for their music, it is always chock full of genuine geek humor. You know they take their nerdiness seriously (or entirely unseriously) when they come out with a love song written entirely in Structured Query Language. Eric and Jen have a special routine for this one.

As you can see, the references get very specific, folks. I will love them forever simply for writing a dance number entirely about the mysterious technology featured in the movie Galaxy Quest, a device known as the Omega 13. It is rather catchy, if I do say so myself. Other notable examples of such specificity include "We’re Dragons (an Open Letter to Cressida Cowell from Smaug)," which lambasts the cuteness of How to Train Your Dragon, or "Time Traveler," which basically exists in order to reference as many sci-fi books and TV shows as possible. For the uninitiated, they do have a good number of more general songs, such as the IT guy's oddly upbeat lament entitled "Ticket Open."

Like this combination of musical variety, wit, and delightfully detailed shout-outs? The Faithful Sidekicks currently have an album available for purchase here, and are wrapping up work on their second album, most likely called "Achievement Unlocked." To listen to all of the songs mentioned in this post, or to find more audio and video, news about the band, and information on their live shows, you can go to their website. If you're local to the Columbus, OH area, they will be hosting a workshop on songwriting to a deadline at OVFF this year. Come and meet them in person! If you can't make it, at least be sure to check out the rest of their repertoire. You won't regret it. - The FanGirl Initiative

"Pegasus Award Nomination - Best Performers 2018"

The Faithful Sidekicks are nominated for a Pegasus Award in the category of Best Performers for 2018.

The Pegasus Awards were founded by OVFF to recognize and honor excellence in filking.

Any member of the worldwide filk community is eligible to win. Past Nominees have hailed from the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Australia, and Singapore as well as the United States. - The Pegasus Awards

"We Are Sentinels - GTG"

@FaithfulSkicks made a killer song based on Sentinels of the Multiverse! Thank you so much and everyone should definitely give it a listen. - GreaterThanGamesLLC


Looking for the perfect music to accompany Pandemic? The Faithful Sidekicks have you covered w/ “Outbreak.” - Matt Leacock


*.* And Other Star Things (2016)
Achievement Unlocked (2018)



The Faithful Sidekicks play original nerdy/geeky comedy rock with a heavy emphasis on fun!  This award winning duo write and perform catchy songs about gaming, technology, sci-fi, and just about every fandom they can think of - original songs that keep audiences singing along and leaves them with a smile on their face.

They have been nominated for four Pegasus Awards and have been entertaining audiences at Conventions, clubs and coffeeshops around the US, Canada, and beyond since 2014. With rockers like Outbreak (about the board game Pandemic), upbeat pop songs like "Han Solo for President" to ballads like "SQL Love" (written entirely in SQL code) they celebrate the geeky stuff they love and share that love with their audience.

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