It’s always fun to get all the families together for some food, BBQ and Laughs. The first of many summer get togethers. What’s better than playing music together?…..Doing life together!!!
Edmonton's Favorite Party Band
ABOUT FIVE ON THE SIDE
Made up of five musicians, this Edmonton party band not only grooves together during gigs but in life. Most of the members have been friends for over ten years and have traveled and performed in various places around the world. This is what sets them apart from any other band; they truly love what they do and who they do it with!
WEDDING AND CORPORATE EVENTS
Five on the Side offer a wide repertoire of music including country, rock and pop. Their playlists consist of songs from all different eras including the 60’s through to some of today’s chart toppers. Their style is dependent on what you want. The performance and playlist can be tailored to your specifications. You want a country hoe down, a classic rock dance night or a mixture of a bit of everything, Five on the Side is the band for your wedding or corporate party.
It might have been a formal event, but once the music started our new friends from all over the world began to boogie down. We’d like to extend a special thank you to Germany, the hippest cats on the block, for letting us be a part of your Gala. (photos courtesy of Joyful Emotion Photography)
Sarah was born in Winnipeg, MB. In 1999 Sarah and Justin moved to Edmonton and she began to study voice at Grant MacEwan. After graduation, Sarah, Justin, Derek and Josh began to tour on cruise ships performing as the group Blue Fondue which retired in 2004. Sarah and Justin have established roots in Edmonton, AB with their two children. She currently is employed with the University of Alberta Executive Education as a Program Advisor.
Dawson hails from the home of the Manning Moose! Dawson met the rest of Five on the Side at Grant MacEwan fine tuning his guitar skills. Prior to joining the band, Dawson played in various bands as a freelance artist. He joined Five on the Side as lead guitar and baritone vocal and now resides in Edmonton, AB with his wife and two boys. He owns the Extra Foods Gas Bar in Devon, AB.
Josh is the only band member that is a true home grown Edmontonian! He has been playing piano all of his life and enjoys all styles. Josh also is a fellow graduate of the Grant Macewan music program, earning his tassel in 2003. After graduation he joined the other members of Blue Fondue for two contracts on the high seas. In addition to entertaining clients with Five on the Side he is employed with Westkey Graphics.
Derek is originally from the border city of Lloydminster, AB and is another hometown superstar. He joined Blue Fondue in 2002 and travelled the high seas until the band retired to land in 2004. Derek was also a part of the Grant MacEwan music program and focused his study on the bass. Derek enjoys working at ATCO Gas and lives in Edmonton with his wife.
Justin, a budding drummer from the age of 13 comes from a small town named Swan River, MB. In 1999 Justin moved to Edmonton to attend Grant MacEwan’s music program. Upon graduation he and Sarah started their cruise ship adventures with Blue Fondue from 2001 to 2004. Now Justin lives with his wife Sarah and two kids in Edmonton, AB. Justin is the band leader for Five on the Side and is an electrician for Territorial Electric.