I love discovering other people’s stories – their never-ending passion to create, their drive to tour the back country with their band,  people doing things differently with courage, the event that lets a community’s spirit shine, and so many more stories from the side streets…

Sidestreeters is all about adventures… heading down the side streets to discover people, places, bands, independent businesses, artists, musicians, adventures, events, imaginers and even more. Sidestreeters has evolved into a podcast with video and photo teasers. And most recently, a festival calendar has been added.

Why the name Sidestreeters?

I keep meeting so many people who have such amazing lives and talents and I want the world to know about them. Instead of walking down the ‘main street’ (the tv channels, newspapers, review sites, art prizes that focus on the same people and places) I love to explore the ‘side streets’ to discover the adventurers doing cool things yet not getting the same attention. There are a few ‘big names’ thrown into the mix, and I aim for viewers to look beyond those big name videos to be introduced to many others who are just as awesome!

How often and how long are the interviews?

I aim to a produce a few interviews a month – though this can vary wildly depending on my adventures. These can run anywhere from 5 minutes to 50 minutes, with supporting video clips around 2-3 mins. Some interviews may be a series if there is just too much awesomeness to squish into one.

Why a festival calendar?

Sydney, Australia is currently in a state of turmoil, particularly with regards to live music performance and festivals. Draconian authorities continue to introduce bills into our parliament which are separately and cumulatively suffocating our city’s cultural breath. There are rally’s, petitions and advocacy happening right now… this is my little contribution, to encourage you to see what festivals are on in your city, and go support the artists.

Festivals take many forms and include one-day multi-band events at local bars, through to month-long cultural extravaganzas. They’re often an opportunity for lesser known artists to perform alongside their more exposed artists, gaining experience and audiences. This opportunity is an exchange, where the punter can also discover acts they’d never seen before. Sounds like win/win to me! 

On a technical note, festivals have a longer lead time, meaning I can spend less time on site admin and more time creating content for you.

Pssst... Let us know

Know some cool cats on the side streets, are you a festival promoter or have a question? Just send us a message.