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Side Effect

Variety Band from Leominster, MA Will travel up to 60 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 9 Reviews
  • 13 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2012
  • 2 Awards & Badges
  • Starting at $400 per event

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"Side Effect" plays Classic, Current and original Rock . The Band formed in 2011 and has played many great gigs together since then. Our members include: Ross McGinnes...( Vocals and Guitar) Ross is from Holden, Ma. and has been singing and playing for over 40 years. With a dynamic voice and acoustic style , he fronts the Band and creates a festive atmosphere. Al Bonasoro... (Bass) Al is from Leominster,Ma. and has played in many area cover bands. Al is All ways wearing a smile ( and sometimes his cowboy boots) and does a great job locking in the low end for your dancing pleasure! Rich Deeb...(Drums) Also from Leominster,MA. Rich is a Berkley graduate and has been on the drums for the band from the beginning. Together, he and Al provide a nice tight rhythm section. In case your wondering, he is not Ross'! John Davis... ( Lead Guitar) John is an amazingly talented guitarist from Fitchburg,MA. He is also a Berkley graduate. His David Gilmore influenced style is the perfect compliment to the bands show. OR Ben Holt ...(Lead Guitar) Ben joins the band on many dates . He is a guitar teacher from Boxborough MA. He plays in several other area bands and brings unique sound to whatever he plays. We are professional and volume conscious. We will provide you and your guests a fun and memorable evening of entertainment. Thank you for viewing our page and we hope to hear from you soon!


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Avg 5.0 | 9 Reviews

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Review by Jefferson S.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on October 9, 2016From Stoughton, MA

Ross was great to work with. He did a fabulous job performing for my wife's surprise 50th birthday party. He was in tune with the audience in the room. He was personable and great to listen to. His song selection was perfect for the audience and party. I would definitely recommend Ross look forward to working with him again.

Review by Lauren D.

WeddingReviewed on October 3, 2015From Saint Johnsbury, VT

I can't thank Side Effect enough for their phenomenal performance at our wedding! From the ceremony, to the cocktail hour, and finally the reception, they were simply fantastic! Guests danced ALL night, including those who I never expected to be on the dance floor for even a minute! Besides the actual event, Side Effect was so accommodating and helpful throughout the entire planning process. They were very quick to respond to any emails or phone calls and always put your needs first. I had several guests come up to me to express how much they loved the band (their talent, professionalism, and music selection). I would highly recommend Side Effect for any event!

Review by Rosemary S.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on June 20, 2015From Sterling, MA

Unfortunately we never got to hear Side Effect play for our event. Ross came out to talk with us and check out the backyard for our wedding. He was very nice and seemed excited about playing on June 20th. Due to weather conditions that couldn't be planned they told us that we needed to have a covered area available for them to play and that we also must have a stage so that they would be off the ground. Renting a stage was almost as expensive as the cost of the band so we decided to go another route for music. Even though we cancelled 2 months in advance, they kept our $150 deposit. I spoke to Ross but he was not willing to refund our deposit. Disappointing.

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  • Shooting Star | Bad Co
  • Doctor My Eyes | Jackson Browne
  • Rock this Town | Stray Cats
  • You May be Right | Billy Joel
  • Brown Eyed Girl | Van Morrison
  • Crazy little thing called Love | Queen
  • Brandy | Looking Glass
  • Margarittaville | Jimmy Buffet
  • Fly Like an Eagle | Steve Miller
  • Stuck in the Middle | Stealers Wheel
  • Someday | Matchbox 20
  • 3AM | Matchbox 20
  • Bright Lights | Matchbox 20
  • Levon | Elton John
  • Walking in Memphis | Marc Cohen
  • Wonderwall | Oasis
  • Home | Chris Daughtry
  • Here Comes the Sun | The Beatles
  • Birthday | The Beatles
  • If You could only see | Tonic
  • Time | Pink Floyd
  • Give a little Bit | Supertramp
  • I'm all Right | Kenny Loggins
  • I shot the Sheriff | Eric Clapton
  • Rocket Man | Elton John
  • How Long | Ace
  • Missing You | John Waite
  • Listen to The Music | The Doobie Brothers
  • Fire and Rain | James Taylor
  • Love will Keep Us alive | The Eagles
  • Take it Easy | The Eagles
  • Everything You Want | Vertical Horizen
  • Pink House's | John Melloncamo
  • Heart of the Matter | Don Henley
  • Wild Nights | Van Morrison
  • Lido Shuffle | Boz Scags
  • Down on the Corner | CCR
  • Superstition | Stevie Wonder
  • How far is Heaven | Los Lonley Boys
  • Pride Nad Joy | Stevie Ray Voughn
  • Freedom | George Micheal
  • Bad Leroy Brown | Jim Croce
  • Sister Golden Hair | America
  • Ventura HWY | America
  • Love the one your with | Stephen Stills
  • Wanted Dead or Alive | Bon Jovi
  • Ready for Love | Bad Co


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Past Events

October 9, 2016 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sun8:00 PM - 12:00 AM Stoughton, MA
December 16, 2015 • Holiday Party
Wed7:30 PM - 10:30 PM Hingham, MA
October 17, 2015 • Fundraiser
Sat7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Attleboro, MA
October 3, 2015 • Wedding
Sat4:00 PM - 10:30 PM Saint Johnsbury, VT
August 23, 2015 • Rutland chowder Festival
Sun1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Rutland, MA
August 21, 2015 • Greendales pub
Fri9:30 PM - 1:00 AM Worcester, MA
July 25, 2015 • Private Block Party
Sat6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Dudley, MA
July 20, 2015 • Sterling Concert Series
Mon6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sterling, MA
June 25, 2015 • Leominster Concert Series at Carter Park
Thu7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Leominster, MA
June 20, 2015 • Wedding Reception
Sat3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Sterling, MA
June 6, 2015 • Southside Grille
Sat8:30 PM - 11:30 PM Gardner, MA
April 4, 2015 • Blacksheep Tavern
Sat8:30 PM - 11:30 PM Sterling, MA

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