The Sidekicks started out as Fiction back in the day with Steve Sidekick (guitar/back up vocs), Brandon Petey Sidekick (guitar/vocs), and Josh Sidekick (bass). With material from hours of jamming together they decided to go any further they would need a drummer. Steve who met a drummer named Matt at Padua Franciscan decided to give him a shot and even though not the most talented, something clicked with the mediocre drummer. They soon decided to get rid of the name Fiction which sounded to emo in their books and decided to go with a few different names in a short amount of time. They were Un Americanos, Riot Control (both of which were with our former singer Kambo) and they decided to finally coming to rest on The Sidekicks (how they decided that name? i don't know) Soon after this transformation to The Sidekicks Steve became the new singer with Petey singing back-ups. The originals just started coming out of either old riffs and new lyrics or just completely new songs. The rest was history.