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Steve Sidwell
Background information
Born UK
Occupation Musician
Instruments Trumpet
Years active 1990s-present
Associated acts Pet Shop Boys
Gary Barlow
Kenny Thomas

Richard Sidwell is a British trumpet player, who has toured with musical artists such as The Stranglers and Duran Duran.


Richard was born in London (UK), which is where he resides today. As a trumpet player he has enjoyed touring the world, recording and gigging with many artists including Duran Duran, with performances during The Astronaut Tour. He has recorded with the Pet Shop Boys, which include contributions to the band's 1996 album A Taste Of Bilingual.

Other artists Richard has worked with include Blur, The Stranglers, Robbie Williams, Boy George, Wet Wet Wet, Super Furry Animals, Gary Barlow, Jimmy Nail, Fat Les, Shirley Bassey, Peggy Lee, Spiritualized, Eddie Reader, Smashmouth, Jimmy Witherspoon, John Williams, Kenny Thomas and Herbert Gronemeyer. He has also been involved with The SAS Band for many years, performing shows with them from Morocco to The Arctic Circle to Bulgaria.

A selection of credits[]

  • Wait For Me - Kenny Thomas (1993)
  • "Have Fun, Go Mad" - Blair (1995)
  • A Taste of Bilingual - Pet Shop Boys (1996)
  • "Se A Vida É (That's The Way Life Is)" - Pet Shop Boys (1996)
  • "So Help Me Girl" - Gary Barlow (1997)
  • PopArt - The Hits - Pet Shop Boys (2003)