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. Testimonials Wow...our wedding was amazing and "Five on the Side" put it over the top!!! Even people who told us they never dance were up on the floor all night long dancing. We were extremely impressed by the Band's ability to sing a variety of songs and to impress and engage a crowd. The Band has a wonderful sense of humor and a strong relationship amongst all the band members. We would hire them all over again. It truly was a night to remember!! Thanks Sarah and all the guys!!!Iveta and Cliff McMillan, On Dec 5th 2015, we had 5 On The Side play our staff Christmas party. I've seen many local bands over the years but I don't think I've seen one of this caliber ever! The band is incredibly tight and Sarah (lead singer) is world class. This lady can sing Alicia Keys and Whitney and if you close your eyes, you wouldn't know it wasn't the original artists!! She's THAT good! I found myself standing and recording in awe!! Congrads and thank you for playing our party. If you're looking for a quality band playing a huge verity of dance songs and fantastic interaction with the audience, you just found them in this band! Outstanding!!Steve Russell - Arctic Spas, “This is a high energy group with incredible audience interaction” “Any event they have done with us has resulted in extremely positive guest reactions and our dance floor is packed from the minute they start right through to their very last song” “Hearing the chants from our crowds of ‘encore’ ‘encore’ at the end of the evening is a wonderfully gratifying reaction to our selection of entertainment” Paul A. Doucette, General Manager Sawmill Banquet & Catering CentreFive on the Side did a magnificent job of connecting with everybody! I watched as little kids happily shook their booties in the middle of the dance floor with the lead singer ... and everybody else two-stepped around the outside. It was a rollicking good time! We will be back. Jane Hurl, Wild Pink Yonder Charitable SocietyThey are awesome! It’s so great to see people from eighteen to eighty up on the dance floor when they're playing. The Band are so involved with the dancers throughout the evening, it’s wonderful.Fred Gillis, Exective Director, Alberta Standardbred Horse Association"I just wanted to let you know (although, I’m sure we’ve already told Dawson several times) that we absolutely LOVED having you all be a part of our wedding. Five on the Side made the atmosphere energetic, upbeat and so, so much fun! I don’t think there was a song that you played that didn’t have a crowd of dancers on the floor. Your performance was impressive to say the least. Thank you again!"Sarah Michaud, Edmonton, AB"The event we attended last fall for the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees was a great success thanks to your band. You played a great selection of music that got everyone up and dancing. The dance floor was packed (this is unheard of) and everyone was getting into the beat. Your lead singer has a very talented voice and I predict that she will be on the charts some day. By the way, did I also mention that she was smoking hot! Thanks again."Erik Larson, Edmonton, ABDear Five On The Side! Sarah, Dawson, Derek, Dave, Josh and Justin! Thank you all so MUCH for the fantastic night of music and entertainment at our wedding. Everyone LOVED your sound, and you were the highlight of the evening! THANKS!Maggie and Dan Dumouchel, Calgary, AB"A live act that is both refined and fun! Five on the Side take the songs we know and love and perform them with skill and real verve. This is a great act!"Phil Greet Axis Cafe, Edmonton, AB“Had the pleasure of being in the audience and experiencing this energetic, charismatic, entertaining group! Variety of songs were vastly different from other bands, their energy and interaction with the crowd was infectious! (Loved the Beach Boys, Heart, ABBA….and you nailed the Vince Gill songs) just a highly enjoyable night, thanks to all 5 of you!”Keith Kinloch, Edmonton, AB Our Sound DOWNLOAD OUR COMPLETE SONG LIST Don’t Stop Believing September 15, 2014 I’m So Excited September 15, 2014 When Your Gone September 15, 2014 Mama Let Him Play September 15, 2014 Jumpin Jack Flash September 15, 2014 Suds In the Bucket September 15, 2014 Videos All About That Bass in Reykjavik, Iceland November 25, 2016 MJ Medley In Reykjavik, Iceland! November 24, 2016 “Five On the Side” Promo Video September 15, 2014 If I Ain’t Got You September 15, 2014 The Band Sarah KowalevskyVocalsSarah 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 WalkerGuitarDawson 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 MellottKeyboardJosh 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 VokinsBassDerek 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 KowalevskyDrumsJustin, 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. 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