The Side Project is a saxophone quartet based in Brooklyn, New York. Not too long ago, they released a cover of Childish Gambino’s “Redbone” single.

“Redbone” cover featuring Alita Moses

“What attracted us first was the old school feel of the song. The magic of The Side Project is that it is a saxophone quartet. Which means that only 4 saxophones are playing what normally a full band would play. The bass, drums, and guitar—it’s all saxophones which creates this edgy raw groove. We started doing covers featuring different singers from New York. When we decided to work with Alita she suggested the song and it was a perfect fit.” – The Side Project

The Side Project’s “Redbone” cover contains ear-welcoming vocals sung by New York singer Alita Moses.

The likable tune does the original song justice as its soulful sax-driven instrumentation warms the airwaves with a soothing soul vibration.

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The Side Project + “Everything We Do” cover art

The Side Project takes on the classical concept of a saxophone quartet and pairs it with drums, bass, and soul singers to create their edgy and irresistible sound.

The band was started in 2013 by Eyal Hai, alto player and lead arranger for the group. He called his friends, Eden Bareket on bari, Arnan Raz on tenor, and Hailey Niswanger on soprano, and they met for the first time at the Bedford L stop in the NYC Subway.

The charismatic foursome spent a few hours experimenting with different arrangements of pop and R&B hits, and it was quickly understood by all that this band was unique.

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The Side Project Tour Dates

Since then, The Side Project has opened for the New York Philharmonic at the Concerts in the Parks series.

They’ve performed at The Brooklyn Bowl, The Knitting Factory, and the commencement ceremony for the Art Institute of NYC.

Their “Redbone” cover will be featured on their upcoming second album, entitled, “Everything We Do”, released via their label, Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit Records. Also, the project will feature guest vocalists, covers, and original songs.

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Zangba Thomson is an award-winning Liberian-American author, recording artist, and Editor-in-Chief at Bong Mines Entertainment. His creative works have been seen on or talked about in major media outlets such as FOX 5, NBC, Today, Fox & Friends, Kathy Lee & Hoda, ABC, and Essence Magazine to name a few. Not too long ago, he received a "Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition" from Congressman Charles B. Rangel for his literary achievements, commitment to strengthening our Nation, and making a difference through volunteering service in urban communities. Download Thomson's latest science-fiction novel, entitled, "Three Black Boys: The Hotep Brother Manuscript" (volume 2), the action-packed sequel to the award-winning, "Three Black Boys: Tomorrow After Supper" (volume 1). Furthermore, Kindle users can download "Three Black Boys: 2 book series" via Amazon.com.

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