"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, Crowded House and Ocean Colour Scene.
2019 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)