"Their infectious brand of melodic rock is a winning formula" The Sun
"A Great band from the highlands, The Stone Roses meets Ben Folds Five with dazzling results" Daily Record
"I love them" Janice Long, Radio 2
"A modern day Elvis Costello and the Attractions"
Sharleen Spiteri, TEXAS
The Side are -
Hugh Winton - Vox/Guitar
Gordon Ross - Guitar/B.Vox
Rhys Torrance - Keys/B.Vox
Andrew Stewart - Bass
Dougie Watt - Drums
The Side are based in Ross-Shire in the Scottish Highlands.
Drawing influences from the likes of The Beatles, Ben Folds Five, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Ocean Colour Scene.
2019 has seen the band tour around the UK/Ireland as well as some dates in Holland and France.
The Side are going into the studio in Jan/Feb 2020, with singles and tour dates planned from April onwards.
Highlights include -
*Supporting Bon Jovi @ The 02 Arena, London, 2010 (23,000)
*Reaching Number 23 in the Official UK Indie Breakers Chart
*BBC Radio 2 Airplay
*Self Releasing 4 Ep’s, 4 Singles, DVD and 2 Albums
*Performing at Midem 2011 (Cannes, France)
*Performing at Rock Knuedler 2011 and 2013 (17,000) (Luxembourg)
*Performing at Freeze Festival 2010 (Leeuwarden,Holland)
*Performing at IPO Festival 2019 (Cavern Club, Liverpool)
*Performing at goMoscow Festival 2007 (Moscow, Russia)
*Performing at Various Scottish Festivals - Rockness, Live in the City, Wickerman,Belladrum, Wizard, EDF, Loopallu and B Fest
*Single “Going Nowhere” played at the Scottish Football Cup Final (Hampden Park, Glasgow)
*National Newspaper coverage, Inc - The Sun, Daily Record, The Herald, The Scotsman
*National Television coverage from BBC 1 News and STV
*Brand Showcase Performances for Lee/NME/Red Stripe
*Performing at XPO North
(Scotlands Leading Industry Showcase)
*Finalist in the Official UK Songwriting Competition
(Song - Forever Changing)