The band was formed in 2009 by session musicians Stephen Clarke and Andrew Lamarche (2012).
At this stage in their careers, it was time to branch out and focus exclusively on their latest project called “The Occupational Side Effects”. Which is a moniker for the outcome from years of playing and supporting other artists.
With the latest production / songwriting partnership of Stephen (Bass/Guitar/Vocals/Keyboards/Percussion) and Andrew (Drums), who still are a solid tight rhythm section, that has recorded and played live for many local and Canada –wide groups. It was only fitting to continue as session musicians and work on their crafts as songwriters and produce recordings of their music.
All the compositions are recorded independently in their own studios and released independently.
The Occupational Side Effects have released two albums thus far. “Not Your Dealer’s Friend” in 2012 and their current release “Number 4 – Love Song” in 2014. Their third album “Cadillac Hotel” is in the final stages of production for release and they have completed filming of three music videos to accompany the launch, which is slated for digital release in 2016.
They are currently in the process of recording a new untitled E.P which is also slated for release in 2016.
With influences ranging from funk, rock, country and just plain old dirty funky grooves is just music for the masses.