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Sebastian Sidi is a popular Uruguay-born American musician and composer, specializing in piano and keyboards, whose sound can be described as classical, new age rock with a touch of Latin flavor. Sidi’s music features an energetic and passionate new sound that has broken the molds of traditional musical genres. Self-taught and unable to read a single note of music, Sidi learned to play the drums as a teen, beating out heavy metal tunes on a friend’s tattered drum kit. His musical career was launched when he began incorporating keyboards and composing songs for a number of small rock bands, in addition to rap and Latin outfits.
Throughout his career, Sidi drew inspiration from the sounds of the Scorpions, Iron Maiden, Van Halen and Raul Di Blassio. His composition gradually become increasingly intricate, and his knowledge of numerous instruments advanced. The addition of bass guitar to his repertoire solidified the unique Sebastian Sidi sound that has been featured on four albums, including 1999's raw, uplifting “Prelude;” 2000's intricate “Electrified;” 2002's relaxed “Passion;” and 2005’s “Desperate Journey.”
Collectively, Sidi’s albums have sold more than 150,000 copies. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Sidi attracts a diverse fan base, for which he produces and presents distinctive and theatrical concert events. These “celebrations of music” bring together fans from different places, of all ages and races – from 10-year-old children to 80-year-old seniors.
When not in the recording studio, Sidi can be seen performing live on stages throughout Southern California including the OC Pavilion, the La Mirada Performing Arts Center and Hollywood Park, among many other well-respected venues. He recently served as Celebrity Marshall at the Downey Christmas Parade, and can be found opening for bands such as Berlin and The Motels. Currently, Sidi is planning his first PBS special concert event, which will air in the summer of 2008 on KOCE-TV. He will work side-by-side with 12-time Emmy Award-winning producer, George Veras, who produced “Yanni Live at the Acropolis.” Recently, Sidi appeared on a new talk show hosted by Latin Radio Icon, Renan Almendarez Coello (“El Cucuy”) called, “AZTE PA’CA.” He has also been featured in major news outlets throughout Southern California for the distinctive new genre he is single-handedly credited with creating. Sidi is a resident of Downey, Calif.