Press Kit

Hey, thanks for considering The FlipSide. Here’s the scoop. We’re a five-piece, Cleveland-based folk rock group of singer-songwriter-musicians who formed from a community of seasoned musicians in 2004, and have been gigging throughout the Midwest since then. We’re not the next big (egotistical) thing. You’ll find we just have a knack for crisp vocal harmonies, and for showing your customers — festival attendees, party-goers, coffee shop patrons, etc. — a good time.

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COVID-19 Statement

The FlipSide cares about our fans! We are all healthy, thank God, and will all be fully vaccinated and rehearsed for shows starting in June 2021. We strongly encourage our venues, and rely heavily on them, to follow CDC guidance and follow government authorities’ laws to keep their patrons safe.

The FlipSide is a vocal music band. Singing is known to transmit airborne viruses. Vaccines have not (yet) been shown to prevent transmission of COVID-19 and its variants. For all these reasons, until the region reaches herd immunity, we will sing without masks, only when we’re outdoors or in venues with air-quality enhancements (ex: high-volume ventilation, either from outdoors or certified HEPA-filtered).

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Press Quotes

“One of the best local folk acts… skillfully done, the band really shines on original tunes”
Cleveland Scene Magazine (vol. 40 #31)

“Wowie, what a group… extraordinarily clean and tight vocal harmonies”
Lakewood Observer (vol. 7 #15)

“One of our best nights. High energy + amazingly talented, with songs for all ages! Loved them!”
— Gina Hart, Cleveland radio personality and music venue manager

“Traditionally strong song-writing and some of the nicest people in any band in Cleveland.”
— Jim Mileti, Winchester Music Hall founder and radio personality

“Like five bands in one… gentle harmonies and earnest dedication to music and community”
Lakewood Observer (vol. 7 #24)

More write-ups in The Cleveland Plain Dealer July 2009 and July 2011, and Lakewood Observer Vol. 4 #11

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Video Demos

Watch, Wait, and Pray: A somber anthem for the families of troops stationed overseas, by Beth “Flip” Hyland
Lemme Out of This Car: A folk-rock warning about fast women, by B. Ryan B.
Losing My Way: A love ballad, by Mark Ronan
Bells: A lament for the closure of some landmark institutions, by Jack Mizenko

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Set Lists

We typically play 20 songs in an average 60- to 90-minute set, with time for crowd banter in between. Those songs would include about 8 covers like the examples below, and as many similar originals, from our repertoire of nearly 200 songs:

  • Another Saturday Night (Cat Stevens)
  • Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell)
  • Bobby McGee (Janis Joplin)
  • Brown-eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
  • Bye Bye Love (Everly Brothers)
  • Drift Away / Gimme the Beat, Boys (Dobie Gray / Rascal Flatts)
  • Find the Cost of Freedom + Ohio (Crosby Stills Nash & Young)
  • Gone, Gone at Last (Paul Simon)

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We can bring:

  • Instruments
  • Sound system (up to 100-person rooms)
  • Microphones & stands
  • Cables
  • Extension cords

Small venues must supply:

  • Electrical power
  • Weather-resistant location

Larger venues must supply:

  • Electrical power
  • Weather-resistant location
  • Sound system
  • 5 microphones
  • 5 DI’s
  • 3-4 monitors

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We request $350 (we’ll split that 5 ways) for most shows — less for benefits and small parties where less equipment is necessary, or more if traveling out of town.

For more information, or to book us now, e-mail with “The FlipSide” in the subject.

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