Joey DeFrancesco

JOEY DE FRANCESCO & THE SIDEGUYS

JOEY DE FRANCESCO
- Mr B3 Himself
At his father's side Joey has been playing the hammond organs from a very early age and has become the foremost artisan of the instrument Joey has picked up and carries like a master the mantle of his heroes Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff. His enthusiasm and passion for this instrument can be seen during his performance.

THE SIDEGUYS:

RICKY PETERSON (B3; vocals & keyboards)
worked with Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks, David Sanborn, Ben Sidran, Chaka Khan, Phil Upchurch...

LARRY BRAGG (lead-vocals)
The voice of "Tower of Power"

RICHARD PATTERSON (bass; vocals)
worked with Miles Davis, Norman Brown, David Sanborn, Brian Culbertson, Bozz Skaggs...

GENE LAKE (drums)
worked with Henry Threadgill, Oliver Lake, David Sanborn, Joe Zawinul, Marcus Miller...

NICKY MOROCH (guitars)
worked with David Bowie, Lenny White, Bob James, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn...

BOB MALACH (tenor-sax)
worked with Deodato, Ben Sidran, Alphonse Mouzon, John Lee & Gerry Brown, Stevie Wonder, Madonna, Spyro Gyra, Stanley Clarke, Jasper van't Hof, Barbara Streisand...

GEORGE WHITTY (keyboards)
worked with Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Carlos Santana, Celine Dion, Grover Washington"¦

Meet a team of great R&B Rock and Jazz musicians with great foundations in the music industry, all with solo recordings dating as far back as the mid 1980's and 1970's.

Today there is huge appeal for broader mainstream live music. The Sideguys use their multi musical talents to push the boundries of traditional live performance entertainment. These are the guys who, when called on, fill the ranks of the live bands for many of America's most respected Soul, Blues, Jazz and Rock performers – all are highly respected veterans of the American music industry. This however is what makes The Sideguys such a phenomenal story, talented and innovative players and a wellspring of talent and energy.

Professional and proud of their individual musical skills all coming together to enjoy the inspiration from each other that delivers a tremendous evening for your audience. The members of The Sideguys are very versatile and able to draw on a broad spectrum of musical influences. As students of great songwriting, the guys all received their degrees in music the only way possible working and performing live.