The Sidecar Bar Band

The Sidecar Bar Band

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Stemming from roots of rock, punk, funk, jazz, ska, reggae, and metal, the music is executed without limits. Innovative, raunchy, and swanky, eclectic fusion with lyrical lunacy and some spontaneous jams perfect for any situation! The vision. A dream. The band. A party!

Biography

Brooklyn's Heavy Swingin'-Space-Funk-Fusion Extravaganza!

A constant work in progress, always taking risks, without looking back, and making a point to move foward into the galaxy! The Sidecar Bar Band was an idea created through frustration from collaboration. In conjunction with the term side project, The Sidecar Bar Band was originally just that!
Stemming from roots of rock, punk, funk, jazz, ska, reggae, and metal, the variety showmanship demonstrated in the music is executed without limits; bringing to mind the idea of progression. Formed by a drummer and saxophonist extraordinaire who met through another project both worked on in the past, the duo saw many goals, ideas, conflicts, and changes ahead of them! Something needed to be done, and quickly!
First up, get a solid bass player. Not an easy gig, but someone's got to do it! Patrick Plunkett*. Imported by default, due to living with tenor/baritone sax player Jeff Rentschler, and constantly hearing the trials and tribulations day in and day out played with drummer
Jamie Phillips, and various other musicians, Pat just couldn't bare to see the duo's struggle for success continue. Pat also couldn't resist the power of the rock!
The Sidecar Bar Band was now a power trio consisting of a sax, bass, and drums. Interesting music was created, but a vision came about to create something bigger, and way out there. Horns, rock, funk; something more. Then it came to them. The idea of a sextet, broken down by two power trios. First the traditional power trio; bass, guitar, and drums. Alongside them, the power horn trio; a sax, a trumpet, and a trombone. Another mission had now begun. The Sidecar Bar Band needed some horns, and a solid, creative songwriter/guitarist.
The search for a trombone player was easier than it sounded. Greg Robinson, a true virtuoso for the instrument came along through the friend of a friend happenings. Pure energy turned into magic through some spontaneous jams at the bands Brooklyn loft. Greg was undeniably the trombone player for The Sidecar Bar Band, and if there is a God, the miracle came next!
Enter Mikel Prester. Alto saxophonist, guided spirit, and exotic wind player from another world! Through the smell in the airs of Brooklyn, Jamie was walking home from an intense session at the studio and spotted what he thought looked like a trumpet case in this guy's hands. Drunken confidence gave the ability to shout out something towards his direction, attracting the attention of whom would be Mikel. Exchanging a few words, briefly sharing their love for music, Jamie knew they had to collaborate. A month or two later, after a couple more run-ins on the street, Mikel Prester was jamming with The Sidecar Bar Band, quickly joining the group full time to pursue the road and beyond.
Still needing a guitarist, The Sidecar Bar Band was coming along exactly as had in mind. The power horn trio was here, slightly different from the original idea, yet unbelievable in its power and synchronicity. A unique experience truly delivered to the fullest extent of the law!
The last piece of the puzzle is a quirky, mad scientist from Florida whose creative genius has yet to be fully unleashed. Always experimenting and tweeking, Cliff Brett is not just a guitarist, he's a madman with ideas and sounds you've never seen nor heard before! Innovative, raunchy, swanky, and all that comes through like a freight train just before he smacks you in the face with lyrical lunacy. Perfect for the situation ahead, The Sidecar Bar Band was now complete. Owen Nestor has recently added the addition of a trumpet in the horn section, making them stronger than ever. The vision. A dream. The band. A party!

Brooklyn's Heavy Swingin'-Space-Funk-Fusion Extravaganza!

Lyrics

Be Alive - From "The Sidecar Bar Band EP"

Written By: Brett

Well I love you girl
Cuz your warm and alive
Yes I love you girl
Cuz you walk on two feet most of the time
And you's a little firecracker, but you're so cool you slap me high-five
well alright

And I love you girl,
Cuz your so smart all the time
Yes I love you girl,
Cuz you got five languages in your mind
You think you got this world figured out, yeah things are goin' so fine, well lose your mind

This ain't no crazy jive
You should be so glad to be alive

Be Alive
Be Alive
Be Alive
Be Alive
Be Alive

Cuz I love you girl
Cuz your warm and alive
Yes I love you girl
Cuz you walk on two feet most of the time
And you's a little firecracker, but you're so cool you slap me high-five
well alright

And I love you girl,
Cuz your so smart all the time
Yes I love you girl,
Cuz you got five languages in your mind
You think you got this world figured out, and things ain't goin' so fine, lose your mind

And this ain't no crazy jive
You can be so glad to be alive

Be Alive
Be Alive
Be Alive
Be Alive
Be Alive

Gibbs - From "The Sidecar Bar Band EP"

Written By: The Sidecar Bar Band

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Call 1-888-27-GIBBS!!
How 'bout a career in the expanding field of Criminal Justice?
Graphic Design?
Underwater Basket Weaving?
VCR Repair?
Gunsmithing?

In the time it takes you to watch this commercial, you could be doing something about your life!!
Want to get involved in really cool stuff, and do really cool things, with really cool people?!
Not an artist, doesn't matter!!
Listen, we know you've been to college, and you got high the whole time.
You want a job?
You just gotta buy one!

Call GIBBS right now.
Spaces are limited. If you don't call, you won't get a job, you'll fall through the cracks, and you'll become one of those grubby people you see out on the street pickin' up cans and bottles and shit just to survive.
Call GIBBS right now!!

Before I called GIBBS, I used to watch porn in my mom's basement.
Now, my mom lives in my basement, and I make my own porn! Yeah!!

Call GIBBS right now!
Spaces are Limited!
Limited!

Your Mom Loves It (Live 2-14-06)

Written By: Brett, Phillips, Rentschler

Your Mom loves it!
Your Mom loves it!

When I shove it,
Your Mom loves it!

No glove it and
Your Mom really loves it!

Your Mom loves it!
Your Mom really loves it!

So I did your Mom!
I thought we were alone.
She said I was the bomb!
But then I heard the phone,
your Daddy's calling!

Because your Mom loves it!
Your Mom loves it!

When I shove it,
Your Mom straight up loves it!

Your Mom loves it,
when I no glove it!

Your Mom really loves it
when I shove it!

So I did your Mom!
She's not a little girl.
I'm hangin' with your Mom
because she's rockin' my whole world!

Your Mom loves it!
Your Mom loves it!

Discography

"The Sidecar Bar Band EP" - 6-Track Studio EP
"Gibbs" - CD Maxi-Single for Gibbs Track on EP
"Sidecar Live! Vol. 1 - 12/23/04" - Live 6-Track CD/DVD set complete with animated music video for "Gibbs"
We have tracks (live and studio) all over the internet, as well as available for purchase/download on our website.

Set List

Our set(s) range from 45-90 minutes depending on the venue and/or show we are playing. We mix few covers with mostly original material, and nothing that we do would be considered typical!