1971-05-19 Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Paul Sidoti has toured since December 2007 as lead guitarist and vocalist for twelve-time Grammy award winning and multi-platinum selling artist, Taylor Swift. His professional journey in the music industry began when he toured as bassist for 60's artist, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, from 1993-99. During this time, Paul had the opportunity to backup such legendary artists as; Sam Moore of Sam and Dave, Mitch Ryder, Lou Christie, Lesley Gore, Wolfman Jack, Chuck Berry, Tommy Roe, Billy J. Kramer, Ronnie Spector, Little Eva, Barbara Lewis, Andy Kim, Freddie Cannon, Brian Hyland, Frankie Ford, Fabian, Gary U.S. Bonds, Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits, Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere and The Raiders, Joey Molland of Badfinger, Alex Chilton of The Box Tops/Big Star, John “Bowzer” Bauman of Sha Na Na, Sonny Geraci of The Outsiders, Dennis Yost of The Classics IV, The Tokens, The Crystals, The Shangri-Las, The Coasters, The Marvelettes, The Temptations, Little Anthony and The Imperials, and many more. Other artists Paul has shared the stage and studio with as guitarist or bassist include; Bryan Adams, Rick Springfield, Eddie Money, Don Felder of the Eagles, Alan White of Yes, Debbie Gibson, Bryan White, Hootie and The Blowfish, Jason Scheff of Chicago, and St. Paul Peterson of The Family. From 2004-2007, he toured with Eric Carmen and with the reunited band Eric originally formed, Raspberries, playing guitar/keyboards/vocals. He appeared in the DVD/CD releases, Raspberries ‘Live on Sunset Strip’ and Raspberries, ‘Pop Art Live’. With Taylor's huge international fan base, Paul's travels have taken him to the UK, France, Scotland, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Spain, Holland, Brazil, Singapore, The Philippines, Hong Kong, Canada, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. He has played on television shows including multiple performances on; The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, CBS Early Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Regis and Kelly, Saturday Night Live, MTV's TRL, Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve with Ryan Seacrest, The Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, CMT Awards, CMA Awards, ACM Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Brit Music Awards, and CMT Music Fest, among many others as well as numerous official music videos. In 2008, Paul performed with Taylor together with Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame artists, Def Leppard, for an unforgettable concert installment of the long-running popular series, ‘CMT Crossroads’. He has also appeared in the concert releases; Taylor Swift’s ‘Journey To Fearless’, ‘Speak Now World Tour Live’, ‘The 1989 World Tour’ on Apple Music, ‘The reputation Stadium Tour’, and ‘Miss Americana’ on Netflix. In addition to touring, Paul has also played on Taylor's studio album, ‘Speak Now’, which has sold over 5 million copies to date. Taylor Swift has had numerous guest artists on tour over the course of Paul’s 16 year tenure. Some of Paul’s personal highlights include playing for; Mick Jagger, Steven Tyler, Bryan Adams, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban,Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez, Alison Krauss,Miranda Lambert, Justin Bieber, John Legend, Ricky Martin, Shawn Mendes, Alanis Morissette, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Johnny Rzeznik, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Carly Simon, and James Taylor to name a few.
|TAYLOR SWIFT | THE ERAS TOUR||Self||2023-10-13|
|Taylor Swift City of Lover Concert||Self||2020-05-17|
|Taylor Swift: Reputation Stadium Tour||Self||2018-12-31|
|Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour - Live||Self||2015-12-20|
|Taylor Swift: VH1 Storytellers||Self||2012-11-12|
|Taylor Swift: Speak Now World Tour Live||Self||2011-02-09|