Sid Ringsby

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Sid Ringsby
Ringsby performing with JORN at Metalmania 2007 in Katowice, Poland
Background information
Birth name Øystein Ringsby
Born (1961-02-16) 16 February 1961 (age 56)
Genres Hard rock, glam metal
Instruments Bass guitar
Associated acts TNT, TinDrum, Jørn Lande

Øystein "Sid" Ringsby (born on 16 February 1961) is a Norwegian bassist[1] best known for playing with TinDrum, The Snakes, TNT, Wild Willy's Gang and Jørn Lande's solo band. His recording rock career started 1983 as he became a member of the band Road, and since then he has been in bands such as Tindrum, The Snakes, Diezel, Jorn, Vestlandsfanden, Ken Hensley & Live Fire and TNT. He is recognized as one of the most versatile bassplayers in the Norwegian Rock scene, with a lot of other recording artists to his credit


Sid mostly uses Stuart Spector basses, both NS-2 basses made in the US and NS-4 and Euro 4LX models made in the Czech Republic. He uses Ampeg SVT-CL heads and Ampeg Enclosures.

Selected Discography[edit]


  • Drums of War (1988)
  • How About This?! (1989)
  • Cool, Calm & Collected (1991)


  • Willpower (1995)

Diesel Dahl & Friends[edit]

  • reCYCLEd (1997)

The Snakes[edit]

Jørn Lande[edit]



  1. ^ Vestby, Ole-Morten (5 August 2007). "Gressvik Rock City". Fredriksstad Blad (in Norwegian). Retrieved 19 May 2011.