Pushing an upbeat, melody-driven brand of indie rock with a bare bones harmony centric delivery, Side Hustle were formed in Toronto in 2016. Fronted by songwriting duo Pete Casey and Chloë Doucet, Side Hustle began after Chloë caught Pete’s solo residency with a three piece band and the pair immediately bonded over a love of 60s pop song craft. Chloë joined on keys and vocals a month later.

Throughout 2017, the band played Toronto venues to compile a tight live set and garner a local following. Growing crowds brought Side Hustle enough hype to land slots at festivals like Interstellar Rodeo and Lawnya Vawnya. The opportunity to cement roots outside of their usual roster of Toronto venues helped them gain experience and make connections. Side Hustle released their first single in January 2018 entitled ‘This’ll Never Seem Real’.

May 8, 2019 8:00 pm APA Presents – The Horseshoe, Wednesday May 8th