In music, a side project is a project undertaken by one or more people already known for their involvement in another band. It can also be an artist or a band temporarily switching to a different style. Usually these projects emphasize a different aspect of that person's or that band's musical interests that they feel they cannot explore within the boundaries established by their main project.
Other times, a side project can be a continuation of a particular band's legacy and music after that band have disbanded. Examples of these can include Manzarek-Krieger, The Honeydrippers, and the various spin-off groups of the Grateful Dead.
A side project may also be a supergroup, giving certain artists an opportunity to work with each other when they normally wouldn't be able to do so.
List of side projectsEdit
Often various artists can start up multiple side projects, undertaking one at a certain point in time before starting another, or sometimes at the same time. Within a band, multiple members of a band can participate in the same side project, or just one can start one up.
Note: Everything here is sorted by artist.
- Arson Anthem
- Christ Inversion
- En Minor
- Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals
- Southern Isolation
- Viking Crown
- The Dead
- Dead & Company
- Heart of Gold Band
- New Riders of the Purple Sage (started out as a side project but eventually grew to more or less become its own entity.)
- The Other Ones
- Rhythm Devils
- Hot Tuna (started out as a Jefferson Airplane side project but grew to become its own entity.)
- KBC Band