A wealth of influences along with a determination for originality is the framework behind B-Syde Alliance. Collaborating for the first time in the spring of 2007, their acoustic blends and capturing melodies grabbed the attention of the local Jersey Shore music scene. Originally making the rounds as a solo artist, front man Shaun Thomson teamed up with fellow guitarist, Brendan Hodnett, to instill a surge of creativity to both his song writing and sound. B-Syde's new found formula and emerging local interest landed them on the doorsteps of OneElevenMain Productions. Their mixture of reggae, rock and blues along with the collaboration of several accomplished, local musicians has resulted in their debut album, Open Road.