|This article relies on references to primary sources. (October 2008)|
Sidney Mills was born in the UK in 1959 and moved to Jamaica as a child. He was raised in the Saint Thomas Parish and became a musician from an early age he moved to Kingston the late sixties. Sidney attended Kings College Kingston where he matured as a musician under the tutelage of the likes of Sonny Bradshaw. In 1981 he moved to NYC sharing the stage with some of the big names in reggae such as Shabba Ranks, and lovers Rock icon Judy Mowatt Sidney has been the keyboard player for the legendary Grammy award winning band Steel Pulse since 1988. But he has turned out for artists such as Aswad and Smashing Pumpkins. He was also the founder of New York based record company Living Room Records who released albums albums featuring Dennis Brown and Sylvia Tella.
Sidney and Steel Pulse's David Hinds collaborated to produce Franklin’s Tower for the album Fire On The Mountain; 'Reggae Celebrates The Grateful Dead'. Sidney also scored the soundtrack for the film Fly by Night. He has also collaborated on albums released by Frankie Paul, Ziggy Marley, Mikey Dread Shinehead, Shabba Ranks, The Neville Brothers, Gwen Guthrie, Toots Hibbert & Sly & Robbie.
Sidney also collaborated on Malik Al Nasir on Malik & the OG's album "Rhythms of the Diaspora Vol 1" for Dubai based CPR Recordings. Sidney played keyboard vibes on the track entitled "The Dash" featuring Washington DC based rapper Bobby Shaza Davis of the famed GoGo band Troublefunk whose album Sidney is reportedly producing in 2009.
As a producer
Sidney Mills recently produced the single "Here's to Love" by reggae artist Chamaine and the accompanying album. He has also produced the album "Drumquestra" for the legendary Jamaican percussionist Larry McDonald for Dubai based label MCPR Music a division of MediaCPR
Larry McDonald, featuring Dollarman "Head over Heels" - Music Video; Executive Producer: Malik Al Nasir Co Producer: Omar Hendricks Producer: Andy Chapman, Director: Mehhaj Huda shot on location in Jamaica for MCPR Music