SideProject is more than a group of friends creating music together. This Acoustic Rock/Progressive/Hip Hop group from Metro Detroit is pushing the boundaries of the music community by developing songs that have intricate transitions, odd time signatures, and thought provoking lyrics. By listening to their music, it would be difficult to categorize their sound in one genre or another. The band's first studio album, "The Pilot Album," is set to be released the first week of March, 2006. It is an emotional work containing a myriad of moods, movements, subjects, and celebrations spanning across ten tracks. As the CD is being produced under the "Reigning Phoenix" record label, SideProject is currently starting the writing process over again, and booking as many live appearances as possible. From producing, recording, promotion, and art work, SideProject handles each task with the same drive and determination as the song writing process itself. SideProject began in 2002 when Paul Blott met drummer and musical arranger Daniel Kesterke through a random phone call. Paul was attending Central Michigan University, working towards a degree in economics, while refining his musical writing style in the interim. The expansive range of social topics, politics, and philosophical explorations that Paul was exposed to at Central spawned a new focus in his lyrical creations, while his being homesick led to the strong, edgy, and distinguishable sound of Detroit coming through with attitude in every track. With the new tracks in creation, Paul went scouting for professional, like-minded musicians who would be interested in creating music for the sake of creating music; an atmosphere where a musician would be allowed to play anything they ever wanted to play, however they wanted to play; a place where the rest of the band would enable each other by offering a glass ceiling as to what could be accomplished - a "dream team" band. While at a bar at Central, Paul met a drummer who declined but gave Paul the number of two very accomplished drummers. When no one answered his first phone call attempt to one drummer, Paul contacted Dan who immediately met with Paul for a short jam. The two realized an instant a musical connection. Dan brought exhaustive musical experience and expertise to the table; extensively trained in many different styles of drumming and percussion, as well as proficiency in many other instruments and a laundry list of live performances under the belt. By the end of the summer, Paul and Dan had completed four songs. They knew they had something very special and needed equally proficient musicians to fill the remaining slots. They invited Paul's childhood friend, Bryan, to join them on a weekend jam at the music building. Bryan brought to the table his melodic bass style, which could stand up on it's own, as well as his ear for vocal harmonies and song arrangements - a seemingly effortless and immediate musical bond was created among the three. Later into the following fall, Paul invited his brother, Kevin, to a rehearsal. Kevin stunned everyone with the addition of his colorful guitar strokes and tasty sound coloring into the songs, while bringing trained, professional musical engineering and production experience to the table. The dream-team was complete. The band had the musical arsenal to accomplish anything they wanted to - And now, SideProject is ready to become more than just a side project to their jobs and families. SideProject's musical goals are simple in thought, but complex in practice. The goals of the band are to make the most meaningful music possible, and give real music lovers a reason to buy an album again. The driving force of the band is so each note played from beginning to end moves the soul in one way or another. SideProject represents the thinking man's vision of a perfect world, and they question authority to every level there is. They challenge pop culture and the media, and encourage their fans and listeners to stretch their personal envelopes to the nth degree. "The Pilot Album" is the first studio recording and the first step in bringing a musical message to people who need a musical life preserver in the recording industry today.