Calgary Music Spotlight: Sidney York
Sidney York is the long-distance relationship of three former band geeks: opera singer Brandi Sidoryk (“Sid”), oboist Sheryl Reinhardt, and bassoonist Krista Wodelet. Brought together in part by high school honor band, and in part by a serendipitous connection on a certain friendly Canadian airline, they join forces from their respective home bases of Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto to create an avant-pop renaissance of the unusual instruments they grew up with. Sidney York’s three frontwomen deliver a live experience that rollercoasters from bubbly, clap-and-whistle-along pop to sweet and sexy vocal harmonies, and their powerful onstage presence always leaves audiences wanting more. With a host of recognitions including Best Untapped Newcomer at the Calgary Folk Fest, as well as a performance at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, Sidney York has shared the stage with many notable performers. From the opera stage and the orchestra pit into indie music, Sidney York is proof that band geeks are cool.