Wayne Mcintyre (Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar),Wayne first jumped feet first into the music scene at 13 in high school fronting a number of rock originals acts culminating in Insert a Rock act who won a number of local and national battle of the bands competitions, performed live on national radio and later signed with a major label to produce some stunning Rock music. Following a number of projects including nationwide touring and some live radio performances. Better than ever, with real focus and a new band, reunited with ex insert drummer Matt (Chidzey), Wayne and Highside are ready to rock and party into the early hours. Wiyiy! Did I mention he is from the North east!?!
Wayne Plays Gibson Les Paul Guitars and uses Marshall Amps and Cabs
Matt Chidzey (Drums/Backing Vocals),
Matt is an ex recording studio owner who is now a Drum and Music Technology teacher. He started his semi-pro live career at age 14 Drumming for Taxi, a function band playing classics from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Whilst playing with TAXI the bright lights and loud noise of rock stardom beckoned and he and Wayne (Mcintyre) started a band with 2 friends which would go on to become Insert a 4 piece originals rock band signed to BMI/Scratch records with a large following and some great new music. After Insert Matt has performed with a number of bands, playing both covers and original music ranging from complex modern jazz through show tunes and musicals to heavy rock. With a true love for playing live Matt has found a new home in Highside playing anything that rocks.
Matt Plays Premier Drums with Zildjian and Sabian Cymbals and Roland TD-20KX V Drums
John “nonny” Payne (lead guitar/Backing Vocals)
John is the definition of lead guitarist fast and slick with an unending amount of riffs and licks. John started playing aged 9 and hasn’t put his guitar down yet. With vast amounts of passion and raw talent along with a meticulous and fastidious nature there is nothing John can’t play once he has set his mind to it. With many bands under his belt including brief spell with Insert and being a founding member of Drunken Puff and Kashmir Kavemen, John has a huge amount of live experience and the ability to play anything anytime and at any speed. John brings the noise to every performance and lifts Highside from strength to strength
John plays Ibanez and Jackson Guitars and uses Marshal and Peavey amps and Cabs
Andrew Gordge (Bass/Backing Vocals).
Andrew is the virtual encyclopaedia of rock! What he doesn’t know about rock music isn’t worth knowing and the same can be said for his playing. He has an extensive song base, having played in and deped for several bands, Which means he can turn his hand to many styles of music and is constantly on the lookout for new sounds and new bands to listen to (a third ipod may be required soon!)
His self described style is “Scott Pilgrim, (movie) with some lighter touches where needed”, his thick sound fits perfectly with Matt’s drumming to create the perfect rhythm section to drive Highside’s high energy set along nicely and get the floor shaking wherever we play!
Andrew plays Squire Bass guitars and uses Warwick/Line 6 amps.