(The story so far)
B-SYDES (AKA Ben Sydes) became a solo singer-songwriter after becoming disillusioned with the unpredictability of playing in band after band. He decided to strike out on his own in 2009 and is yet to look back. His first EP 'Handshakes Turn to Headlocks' (2010) proved to be a sampler of what he was capable of. It was said to have ‘Perfectly showcased his ultra stripped down folk ditties’ by the organisers of 2000 Trees Festival. This was followed up shortly after with his 2nd EP ‘Wrecked Vessels’ (2011), a release that showed all the progression you would expect from an artist growing both in confidence and stature. ‘Punktastic’ - “Nobody can deny the passion that Benjamin has thrown into these songs”. ‘Big Cheese Magazine’ - “Sydes folk-rooted songs deliver raw emotions with passion and conviction”.
B-SYDES has been lucky enough to have shared stages with the likes of Frank Turner, Sam Duckworth, Chris T-T, Dave McPherson, Walter Schreifels, Ben Marwood, Jim Lockey and the Solemn Sun, Oxygen Thief, Rob Lynch, Gaz Brookfield and The Retrospective Soundtrack Players to name a few.
Ben released his bank-backed debut album 'Constant Fictions' in May 2015 in between stints on the road and will be touring this as much a possible in 2016.
The debut album 'Constant Fictions' is now out through Aaahh!!Real Records.
Voice, Acoustic / Ben Sydes
(In Full Band Mode)
Guitar / Adam Boucher
Bass, Backing Vocals / Nick Chadwick
Drums / Robbie Jarvis