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Sideshift Harry

Sideshift Harry

Sideshift Harry


Sideshift Harry were a Dutch ska punk band, formed in Roermond, in March 2000, when several friends decided to collectively create music. They soon had a loyal local following, but later on also played shows all over The Netherlands, as well as some shows in Germany and Belgium. During and after the band's lifespan the band members engaged in several other musical (side) projects, like Bitcho and Goo Goo Muck. Their last gig was in August 2012. From the 2008 press release: Read more on Last.fm
Sideshift Harry were a Dutch ska punk band, formed in Roermond, in March 2000, when several friends decided to collectively create music. They soon had a loyal local following, but later on also played shows all over The Netherlands, as well as some shows in Germany and Belgium. During and after the band's lifespan the band members engaged in several other musical (side) projects, like Bitcho and Goo Goo Muck. Their last gig was in August 2012. From the 2008 press release: But it’s not only the music that makes Sideshift Harry stand out from the numerous punk and ska bands that populate the Dutch music scene.

The band’s stage act is yet as infectious as their songs. Their unbridled energy and dry sense of humour during their performances appear to have a major appeal on the audience, which has already resulted in a loyal fan base. Within the first year of the band’s existence Sideshift Harry released a CD, entitled ‘No U-Turn’. And from then on there was no way back, as the band was regularly performing, which rapidly increased The Harries’ reputation.

In 2002 ‘The Bathroomclub’ is released, the first Sideshift Harry single. The B-side is ‘Zupa Granny’, an almost epical ska/punk song and live favourite. A twelve minute version of the song appears on the band’s first full-length album ‘Denkska’, along with (amongst others) ‘The Bathroomclub’ and a new version of the song ‘Birthday Girl’. The band outdone itself both musically and production-wise with the release of their next record, ‘The Original EP’, which was released in the summer of 2005.

The five-track vinyl-look disc includes the song ‘Zoka’, for which a video was shot in October 2005. While Sideshift Harry mainly focussed on very rapid ska punk on previous releases, other genres are also explored on their sophomore album "The Judas Brothel" (2008). Besides punk, ska and reggae ‘the Harries’ embrace contemporary rock, metal, surf, dub and even Americana. The album is produced by Wouter Budé (Sub) and features guest appearances by members of Jaya The Cat, SAT2D, The Skarabeez, Dreadlock Pussy, Form, Lemur Voice and Kelvin Zhero. After having been the support act for bands like Beef, Mark Foggo and Jaya The Cat, The Harries performed a lot with fellow ska bands The Skarabeez and Wisehead in 2005.

In November 2005 the band performs at both De Effenaar in Eindhoven and Paradiso in Amsterdam. The band could also be found at festivals in Belgium and Germany. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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