Genre: Pop
Hometown: Moenchengladbach, Germany

Guitarist Martin Junker began studying voice with singer Lioba Moia. But instead of continued vocal studies, in 2011 Martin dropped the lessons and the two began writing songs together. With songs in-hand, and joining forces with guitarist Gerd Strasdas, keyboardist Topher Micha, bassist Alex Bielefeld, and drummer Adrian Paciej, the six-member band adopted the moniker: Sidra.

Sidra sees itself as using the medium of pop music to narrate bittersweet life stories. They tell the tales woven by Martin and Lioba, setting them against a backdrop of bright, funky rhythm and catchy melody. To date, the band has released five singles, each with an accompanying YouTube-released video. Sidra is currently working on a new album, set to be released in late 2014.

Bio by Wiley Koepp

Posted on 5/30/14