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Sidewinder Band / Bio

Jay Christopher
One 81 Nashville Productions LLC.
Nashville, TN


Established in 1994 by former Johnny Paycheck lead guitarist Bill Rein, Sidewinder has built a reputation as a "southern rockin’, psychobilly, hard drivin’ outlaw country blues party band", penning several catchy original songs that celebrate life in rural America. Sidewinder also takes old classic songs you know and love, adds a little gunpowder and gasoline to crank out an in your face version that would make Hank Williams Sr. and Ronnie VanZant start tapping their toes if they were standing here today.
Sidewinder Band has become a favorite in the biker communities all over the Midwest, playing shows at many of the bigger bike rallies, including Bike Weeks in Myrtle Beach and Ohio, and EasyRiders Rodeo Chillicothe. Sidewinder has played on some of the biggest stages, and opened for many national touring artists including Travis Tritt and Josh Gracin (of American Idol and pop country chart fame). Sidewinder Band, by mixing a strong southern rock back ground and a deep rooted country background, has put together an "In your face, hard hitting dixie-fried down-home redneck rock’n’roll show" that you cannot miss!
Awards and Honors
Cincy Vibe Magazine<BR>
Best Cover Band  2008 and 2009<BR>
Best Solo Artist Jason Ritchie (Sidewinder Unplugged) 2008<BR>
Best Drummer Pete Pemberton 2008 and 2009<BR>
Attendance Record Buffalo Harry's Entertainment Complex, Milford, OH 2009

General Info

Band Members
Jason Ritchie, Bill Rein, Troy Ressler, Pete Pemberton, Rick Strong, Jim Smalley
Artist Name
Sidewinder Band
Home Page
Active Since
Country / Southern Rock / Redneck Rock and Roll

Contact Info

Cincinnati, OH
Jay Christopher