Hometown: Chattanooga, TN
Sounds Like: Seether, Shinedown, Nickelback, Stone Sour, Three Days Grace
Mighty Sideshow, Chattanooga, Tennessee based rock band, formed in 2000 with Alan Whitener (vocals / guitar),
Steve Swanson (guitar), Kevin Nelson (drums) and Cory Powell(bass). Mighty Sideshow is a harder edged melodic
rock group with thought provoking lyrics. The Sideshow exploded onto their local scene, supporting many national
bands that came through town, such as Candlebox, Cracker, Double Drive, Full Devil Jacket, and many others. The
group consistently delivers superb live performances that mirror, and even surpass, the energy they create in the
The band quickly grew regionally, including a residency at Club La Vela in Panama City Beach, Florida, where
they played to record-setting crowds. Mighty Sideshow released a 10-song live demo in 2002 that rapidly sold an
impressive 4,000 units of the unofficial release.
“Part of Something" was the bands’ first album release which launched the title track single. Active Rock Radio
embraced this tune in 2003, and it was featured in the Top 100 on nearly a dozen radio stations nationwide. The
”Part of Somthing” album, produced by Jeff Tomei (Matchbox 20, Smashing Pumpkins, Jerry Cantrell), sold over
15,000 units in the first year and gave Mighty Sideshow the opportunity to tour with the likes of Jackyl, Tesla,
Sponge, Saliva, Seether, 3 Doors Down, Ted Nugent and many others. The Sideshow also secured spots on the
Vans Warped Tour, Rock Never Stops Tour, and The Girls Gone Wild Rocks America Tour.
Mighty Sideshow eagerly followed-up to their successful 2003 debut, with "Dare You To Think", released on
Medicinal Records in early 2005. The band spent much of 2005 on the road in support of the new record. The song
"99 Ways" quickly found it's way onto many radio stations across the country and was the number 1, most requested
song on WRXR in Chattanooga, for nearly 2 months. Mighty Sideshow gained even more "air-play" all over the
country as they took thier new album on the road in 2005 and into 2006. Mighty Sideshow soon landed another chart
topping radio hit, called Charades. The incredible “staying power” of this song kept the Sideshow in a heavy radio
rotation throughout the year, and attratcted attention of many record labels. Recently, Mighty Sideshow procured a
“development deal” with Atlantic records, which produced 3 more tasty “rock & roll” treats that ended up on the 2008
release appropriately titled “Charm”. Through the album’s touring cycle, the band played and toured with bands such
as Avenged Sevenfold, Papa Roach, Breaking Benjamin, Ten Years, Sevendust, and Saving Abel.
The band is now poised for their 4th album release as they have completed what is sure to be the best album to date. Look for the first single "Torn in Two" (2012) on a radio station in your area, and on your favorite internet music sites. Don’t miss the chance to see this band live! You will become a fan for life!