The Real SideMen with The UpTown Horns; a band composed of New York’s premiere “side men” from today’s top recording and touring acts. 

The concept of “The Real Sidemen” is simple and highly effective.. Live performances incorporating a revolving stable of prestige players coming off the road or out of the studio who really enjoy "putting on a show”. The mutual admiration and respect they share for one another makes for dynamic performances that stretch their considerable talents and allows for unique combinations and improvisation not found in the tightly scripted stage shows of their standard “sets” with their own bands. The Real Sidemen with The Uptown Horns is custom built for an audience looking for excitement and the unexpected. Some of the featured players currently performing with the band are:

Andy Aledort: Guitarist (DICKEY BETTS, JIMI HENDRIX TRIBUTE TOUR, DOUBLE TROUBLE)

The Uptown Horns: (THE ROLLING STONES, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, JAMES BROWN)

Paul Nelson: Guitarist (JOHNNY WINTER)

Mike DiMeo: Keys & Vocals  (DEEP PURPLE, TOMMY JAMES)

Jim Keller: Guitar & Vocals (TOMMY TWOTONE/”867-5309”)

Jon Herington: Guitar & Vocals (STEELY DAN)

Franklin Vanderbilt: Drums (LENNY KRAVITZ)

Andy Hess: Bass (GOV’T MULE) 

JP Patrick: Vocals & Harp (P-M-M)

And many others…  

Each show is a high-energy tribute to the musical heroes they’ve backed throughout their careers in the studio and in live performance around the world. A typical evening will feature unique arrangements of tunes by THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND, THE ROLLING STONES, THE JIMI HENDRIX TRIBUTE SHOW, DICKEY BETTS, STEVIE WONDER and JOHNNY WINTER, SAM & DAVE, BB KING and others. It is a fluid, dynamic and ever changing program constantly evolving based on the specialties of the players involved. Audiences can always count on vibrant stage show featuring a set list of the greatest Rock, Soul, Blues, Funk, R&B, and Classic Rock tunes of all time.