About Side FX
Side FX with lead singer, Kim Cameron (the 'FX' factor), is well known for exploring new sounds and combining rhythms and beats that together, offer the unexpected. This high energy dance band made Billboard Top 40 Charts in with 'A Dance,' top 40 in the Adult Contemporary Mediabase Charts in 2011 and 2012 they hit over 2.8 MILLION YouTube views. Over 2000+ stores play their music, National TV and films have licensed their songs and radio stations across the US, UK, Canada and Australia have added them to their playlists.
Their 4th album not only received 5 out of 5 stars, but was awarded Album of the Year. This year, their concert was placed on Comcast's Xfinity, earning them Best Live Performance--it is no wonder they are referred to as Pop's Fresh Edge!
Side FX has toured across the US, performing at the Nation's most famous venues including the Rams Head Live, Birchmere, Blues Alley, Genghis Cohen, Key Club, the Bitter End, Sullivan Hall, National Cherry Blossom Festival, and Tobacco Road to name a few.
World Wide Press & Music Placement
National press & music placements have included Playboy Radio, CBS' Morning Show, CBS' Talk Philly, Redskins Nation, Alli Sports, Eos music, DMX, MooMoo Music, Pure Play, More Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Music Connection, Joey Reynolds' show, and Jim Bohannon show.
Contradictions Album (Released 2008)
Kim Cameron started 'Side FX'in 2008, launching the first CD, 'Contradictions.' The CD was featured on US AAA and International radio stations in the first two months of it's release with bigger scores on American Airlines, MTV Philippines, and live performances on Plum TV, Command Performance, and a sold out show at Blues Alley.
Turning Point Album (Released 2010)
In January 2010, Side FX finished their second album 'Turning Point' which was produced by producers of No Doubt, Garbage, Britney Spears, charted on the College Music Journal (CMJ) in October of 2010 and on numerous AAA stations.
The Blond Side (Released 2011)
Right before the clock ticked to 2010, the band released a single 'Sexy Smile' and broke into commercial radio for the first time charting on Mediabase at #103 on the Top 40 Chart. They took a chance with their success and released their first original Christmas song which was immediately picked up by over 20 Top 40 stations in the first two days.
Riding in the new year, the band struck gold with their newest EP The Blond Side (produced by Richie Cannata of JLo, Billy Joel) by picking up a major world wide distribution deal and charting several singles ('My Face is Shining' Australia, 'A Dance' #31 Billboard's Top 40; 'Paradise' #31 Mediabase AC Charts; '3 Seconds' Mediabase #51; 'My Face is Shining' Mediabase #31).
Side FX finished 2011 headlining the Army-Navy Game Gala at the Washington Convention Center and performed the National Anthem for the Washington Redskins on Fedex Field with over 68,000 people watching.
2012 Started Off with a Bang
The '3 Second' music video went viral with over 1 MILLION Youtube views, landing them both a management and agency contract within days of each other. They released their 4th album Spin Me Ever After an all dance and electronica mix which immediately received 5 out of 5 stars from numerous music bloggers and critics. Their newest music video 'Man I Used to Know' drove them to over 2.4 Million YouTube views in just weeks. They finished the year with an international tour and Album of the Year award.
Look out 2013
With only a few weeks into the new Year, Side FX has proven no mountain is too grand to climb. After performing a powerhouse dance show at the legendary Tobacco Road, Comcast New England, Northern California and DC contacted the band offering a 30-minute spot on their Xfinity programming, earning them a Best Live Performance Award. At the same time, their single 'Man I Used to Know' was picked up by 10 stations in the first week.
Look out world....Side FX is coming to town!
Lead Singer and SongwriterKim Cameron is known for her songwriting, or 'story telling' as she puts it. All of her songs have been licensed, several have made it into top 40 radio charts, over a dozen have charted on CMJ and AAA stations. She has 4 albums completed and now writes for several network private catalogs.
She has toured across the country and internationally, performed in front of 68,000+ people on NFL's 50 yard line, and been featured in books, magazines, radio and TV. She is also the founder and President of Side FX Partners, an independent record label that specializes in original music.
She is best known as 'Side FX' or as the FX factor as fans like to say.
Guitar / SongwriterA veteran guitar player with over 25 years under his strings, John DePatie has seen the world. Touring heavily with Nancy Sinatra's band across Europe and the US. John has opened for high powered bands Great White, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Blasters, Asia, Berlin, Stanley Clarke, and Blue Oyster Cult just to name a few.
As a trained Jazz musician, it is no wonder that Thomas R. Erdmann from jazzreview.com wrote, "John DePatie's guitar work is exquisite. His perfect solos and background work on Travel By Stars, Play On, and Little T-Bird Ragtop show his ability to perfectly capture an emotion and run with it."
DrumsDrummer since the age of 6, Nick has been dedicated to learning his craft for nearly 25 years. He has studied formally with many well respected educators and musicians including Bob Breithaupt, Al Wrubleski, John Spirtas, and Alphonso Young Jr. Nick has become a musical chameleon, playing anything from big band and combo jazz to classical symphony and chamber ensembles to acoustic and straight ahead rock and roll. Nick has performed for thousands of people in cities all along the east coast from Miami to New York City and DC/Baltimore to Pittsburgh/eastern Ohio.
SynthMark is a renown keyboardist, composer and producer who has specialized in Jazz, Rock, Hip Hop, and R&B. He began playing at age 16 then attended the Berklee College of Music where he studied with Jazz Great, Gary Burton. Mark has composed hundreds of pieces of music, including pieces for Sonata and Guitar. He has performed with Bill Pinkney (The Original Drifters), Little Anthony and The Imperials, Bobby Bennett, The Spinners Fay Hauser-Price, Clifton Davis, Don Gardner, Jerry Butler, Gene Chandler, Louis Price (former lead singer The Drifters/Temptations), Shirley Alston Reeves (The Shirelles), Charley Thomas (The Drifters), and Martha Reeves (formerly of the Vandellas) just to name a few.
In-between private Side FX gigs, ee is the CEO of DreamLand Records, an independent record label dedicated to Jazz and Electronica Music.
KeysDarrell Diaz has been the man behind the music for many of today's recording artists. In 1991, he emerged onto the professional music scene in Los Angeles as the keyboardist/synthesist with jazz legend Herbie Hancock. Since, then he has gone on to become a successful writer, producer, engineer, keyboardist and musical director with such artists as Kenny Lattimore, Stanley Clarke, Gerald Albright, Doc Powell, Howard Hewett, DMX, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones and now, Side FX
PercussionAndy is an award-winning drummer/percussionist from Washington, D.C. who has played with the Platters, Marvelettes, Drifters, Coasters, Ink Spots, Temptations and Harold Melvin's BlueNotes, to name a few. He has a vast recording background with numerous CDs under his belt and a host of national commercials and movie trailers. His extensive career covers a broad range of musical styles, all of which bring a unique and driven rhythm to Side FX.