Sidig Bashir grew up with his brother Samir in Croatia, next to a guitar player. Often, this friendly neighbor crancked up the volume of his amp so loud, there was no escaping it. Peter Sid (as we know him now) was instantly attracted by the pure and raw power of rock ‘n roll and it would not let him go. The first step was to buy a guitar, even if it would cost him his summer holiday. And that’s exactly how it happaned. While his friends were playing outside, Sid worked in a nearby factory, in order to finance his beloved instrument. Iconic bands like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix were his earliest inspirations. However, from a young age, jazz had been a huge inspiration, especially John Coltrane. After he mastered the guitar, it was time for a new challenge: the bass. It’s the instrument to which he is now inextricably connected. Later he would also learn how to play the harmonica. His guitar, he gave to his brother Samir, who is now a very skilled guitarist. At this moment, bands like Sepultura and Black Label Society are his main sources of inspiration, and because of his many musical interests, he plays in many different bands. Through the years, these bands brought him to the far corners of the world. Sid’s played in more than eighty different countries, but at the end of the day, this ‘Afro-Croat’ (as he likes to call himself) stands with his feet firmly on the ground. He’s a very solid musician, who just as easily plays reggae, soca, funk and latin, as power-blues and rock. With his bands The Clocxs, The Hats and G-Cool & The Brothers he can be seen regularly at Bourbon Street.