THE SIDEMEN SHOW is a program of songs chosen by each of The Sidemen - songs that first inspired them to become musicians, songs they wrote or wished they’d written.
The show was conceived by Steve Banks, a Byron Bay local, after a conversation with man-about-town and bassist Greg Lyon, at one of Greg’s local Hip Operation gigs.
Steve is creative director and ‘rear guard frontman’ for the show. “I went on to tell Greg of my wistful desire to do something like Daryl’s House (an online show featuring Daryl Hall and guest performers with the House band) around Byron. He listened patiently but wasn’t convinced. ‘Why would anyone come to see an old player like me?’ he said. ‘I’m just a sideman..’ ”