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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: The Sidleys

Recommended if you like: Annie's voice is usually compared to Amy Winehouse, Adele, Chaka Khan and Ann Wilson. Music is crossover with soul/jazz and rock influences in the vain of Stevie Wonder, Celo Green, Coldplay, The Internet, Lake Street Dive.

Story behind your band/artist name: The thumping bass and hypnotic drums can be heard from miles away in the modest Cape Cod style home tucked away in suburban Bethesda, Maryland. This is where the magic happens, where music is created and sweet harmonies fill the home of one of Washington, D.C.’s most well known musical families. The Sidleys are two generations of family that create amazing music together: longtime DC area favorites singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalists Annie Sidley (guitar/vocals) and Steve Sidley (guitar/vocals), along with their three musically gifted sons, Colin Sidley (bass/vocals), Ian Sidley (keyboards/vocals) and Sean Sidley (drums). Together, they are known for their memorable songs, powerful vocals, effervescent harmonies, accomplished musicianship and energetic live shows.

Band Members: Steve Sidley (vocals/guitar/keyboards), Annie Sidley (vocals/guitar), Sean Sidley (drums), Colin Sidley (vocals/bass) and Ian (vocals/keyboards)

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Bethesda, MD

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Family band
Kids home schooled for 8 years
Steve and Annie Sidley met when they were teenagers and have been together for over 3 decades!

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: All of the music was written and produced by Annie & Steve Sidley. 
Mixed by Doug Derryberry (John Mayer, Dave Matthews)
Mastered by Michael Fossenkemp (Michael Jackson, Elton John)

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Main Genre: Rock

Other Genres: soul, r&b, jazz, pop, AAA