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We are broken to have to announce that we lost the Patriarch of our group, Rich Hattenberg on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018.  Please say a prayer for his family and our brother, his son, Eric Hattenberg.  Sidestreet will never be the same.  

SIDESTREET - We sing songs from the 50's, 60's, 70's Doowop, R&B, 
PLUS the sounds of The Great Girl Groups.  
Call Harry at:  732-824-2383 or email us at:

UPCOMING SHOWS:    (write to OR see our page on FB for more information)


SIGHC is proud to bring back Sidestreet.  Come to The Roadhouse at 1400 Clove Road, Staten Island for a great show.  You MUST make reservations, the place fills up very quickly.  Call 718-447-0033.  See you there!

Hello friends, family and fans!!  Come to our newest venue on Thursday night, Aug 9.  Details below.  The food in this place is GREAT!!!  Hope to see you all there; make sure to make a reservation!

Doors open 6pm, show starts 7pm
Enjoy a 4-course Italian dinner for $35 + a great show by Sidestreet!!

Call to reserve a seat, $10 deposit per person required

Sidestreet just finished our tri-state tour; we sang at South Philly String Band Doowop, Philadelphia, PA, Joe Broadways Restaurant, Staten Island, NY (where Harry proposed marriage to Betty and gave her a ring with all the doowoppers in attendance), (she said YES), and at The Paramus Elks, Paramus, NJ

What a wonderful honor to be invited to all these places.  We thank you all for coming.   Here are some photos and videos of those shows

So Young at S. Philly String Band Club  - Betty on Lead

60 Minute Man at S. Philly String Band Club - Eric on Lead

Kansas City at S. Philly String Band Club - Harry on lead

Stormy Weather - S. Philly String Band Club - Rich on lead

Sidestreet appeared on 3/24/18 at the New England Doowop Society working with Magic Touch and The Majors.  What a show!  This was THE best; the sound system was impeccable, and the crowd was wild!!  What a weekend!  Thank you Bob and Gary!

New England Doowop Society - He's Gone - Acappella - Betty on Lead

Sidestreet did a few at the SIGHC March Madness on Staten Island on 3/18/18

SIGHC - Natural High

This was a great show to follow the snow and cold.  We had a full house and so much talent in the audience.  Thank you all for coming and for dancing.  I will post a couple of videos of some of Sidestreet's faves taken by good friend Richard Zielinski.

Teenagers Dream

Oh Gee Oh Gosh

Sidestreet appeared at Goodfellas in Queens on 1/14/18 along with The Cookies - what a great day!!!  And a full house - thank you all who showed up from NJ and Staten Island.  Here are a couple of videos from that day!  Thank you Alex and Jackie for having us.

May I

I Like it Like That 

Ronettes Medley

Sidestreet appeared on Island Hop, Staten Island Cable TV produced by Ed Salek.  Here is the show in its entirety.

You're So Fine at Town & Country with the help of Gary Knight on bass ♫ ♫

Sidestreet's appearance on November 15, 2017 at Philadelphia String Band was like no other.  Never have we had such a receptive audience.  Thank you to all the staff at Philly String Band Club for everything you did for us.  We will perform ONLY acappella at Roxy & Dukes on December 3, and will appear at  Goodfella's in Queens on January 14, 2018 and at Town & Country on January 21.   Lastly (at the moment), come to Springfield MA on March 24, 2018 when we perform at The New England Doowop Society show!  

One Fine Day

Had a perfect evening opening up for The Cameos at Roxy and Dukes on 7/30/17.  We will be appearing there with Quiet Storm on Dec. 3 - you have enough notice - write it down, come see us all!!

Hope to see you again soon.  Pix are in the photo gallery; videos to come!!
Had a great time at The Paramus Elks Car show.   Thanks Nick Galetta for the invite!!

Meet the talent that is Sidestreet 

Betty Semel, originally from Brooklyn, began her singing career  by starting an all female doowop acappella group called StreetHeart in 1998.  They worked for 10 years opening up for some of the biggest acts on the doowop circuit.  Now she works with Smooth Jim Reilly where they sing doowop music and oldies standards in the NJ Shore area.  She is working as lead singer and often doing background harmony with Sidestreet.

Harry Van "Hoboken Harry" started singing doowop in the 1960's.  He was the founding member of The Gold Tones and is an original member of Echoes of Time.  Currently he is a member of Grand Central Echoes and is a founding member, as well, of Sidestreet, singing first tenor.

Rich Hattenberg, Bayonne, NJ started his career in 1972 having been inspired by The Duprees, Skyliners, Platters, and other groups.  Rich has performed with The Rhythm Jesters, Veneers, Versatiles, The Goodfellas and now is the second tenor for Sidestreet.  Rich brings years of experience to the group with intricate vocal harmonies along the entire vocal scale.

Eric Hattenberg  "The Doowop Kid" began his musical career at an early age under the influence of his father, Rich.  Eric has had the pleasure of performing with such artists as Johnny Maestro, The Duprees, The Dubs, The Happenings, and The Goodfellas.  He was also a member of the Frankie Valli tribute group, The Jersey Four, performing various harmony roles and vocal arrangements.   Eric is a former member of Sky's the Limit and is now singing with Grand Central Echoes as second tenor.  He is the baritone and the bass (or as we call it - the bassitone) for Sidestreet and he works magic with his engineering talent as our musical arranger.  

Write to/call us if you have a show, party, wedding, bar mitzvah coming up.  
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