Glen Cove, New York - June 24, 2016 - A host of well-respected, sought-after musicians will take the stage when The Sidemen and The Uptown Horns perform on week two of the 2016 Downtown Sounds Concert Series at the Village Square Plaza in Glen Cove on July 8 at 7:30 pm. This musical all-star group is an 11-piece band comprising New York musicians who have played in the studio and on stage with some of the biggest rock performers in the world.
You never know who will take the stage when The Sidemen play, but it's a sure bet Andy Aledort will be front and center. Over the years, Andy has played with a who's who of rock musicians including Dickey Betts and Double Trouble. He has also performed for the Jimi Hendrix Tribute Tour. Musicians who will be joining Andy at DTS include Paul Nelson and Mike DiMeo. Nelson is a Grammy-winning guitarist who has played with Johnny Winter while DiMeo has accompanied Deep Purple and Tommy James. J.P. Patrick, Craig Privett and Richard Rosch will contribute on vocals, bass and drums, respectively, while Jim Keller of Tommy Tutone and "867-5309" fame will be playing guitar.
Playing with The Sidemen at DTS will be Uptown Horn members including Arno Hecht, Crispin Cioe, Bob Funk and Larry Etkin. These Ray-Ban wearing musicians have played with such luminaries as The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Plant, Aretha Franklin, REM and the B-52s. What is more, their horn riffs can be heard on historical chart toppers including James Brown's "Living in America," The B52s' "Love Shack, and “Buster Poindexter’s”Hot, Hot, Hot" and Joe Cocker's "Unchain My Heart."
When The Sidemen and Uptown Horns take the stage at DTS, their set list will pay homage to the legendary musicians they have accompanied and admired. For example, they will feature a plethora of the greatest classic rock, soul, blues, funk and R&B tunes of all time. “We play evergreen artists who appeal to people anywhere from 30 to 65 years of age," explains Aledort, a Sea Cliff resident who rocked DTS with his other group, The Groove Kings, in 2013. "And we love when our musician friends show up and join the fun!"
Presenting sponsors for Downtown Sounds 2016 are the City of Glen Cove, Bethpage Federal Credit Union and Garvies Point. Other sponsors include Northwell Health Glen Cove Hospital, Kimco Realty, American Paving & Masonry Corp., Bridge Marine, The Downtown Café, Glen Cove Volvo, and The Glen Cove Printery. Media partner is The SUNY College at Old Westbury, OWWR Old Westbury Web Radio and OWTV Old Westbury Television. Host Joe Manfredi will be streaming the concerts live on www.ustream.tv, keyword OWWR. Free parking for Downtown Sounds is available nearby. Rain location is the Wunsch Arts Center at R.M. Finley Middle School on Forest Avenue. For more information, call the Glen Cove BID, 516-759-6570, or visit the Web at http://www.glencovedowntown.org or www.downtownsoundslive.org.