Bobby Pirylis, and Richie Angelucci, and Ryan Valotta have been individually successful for decades combined in the tri state area and east coast music scene. Rich and Ryan are former vocalist and guitarist members of Crystal Roxx, one the area’s most prominent and respected bands of the last 15 years. Equally experienced and respected, Bobby Pirylis (drummer) hails from Octane, another highly regarded tri state area cover band, as well as the current original act Fosterchild.
The SideArm trio kind of naturally evolved from Rich & Ryan’s duo group, in wanting to plug in for a full electric vibe – they had been in contact with Bob, had similar interests and musical taste and it came together very quickly and easily. With his skill as a drummer/percussionist/vocalist, it was a welcome addition having Bob join in.
Their diverse play list includes everything from Elvis to Led Zeppelin, Dave Matthews to Melissa Etheridge, Metallica to Prince, Tears For Fears to Tool – 50s/60s/70s/80s/90s/current, rock/pop/classic rock/new wave/dance/r&b/funk/blues.