Singer, songwriter, performer, music reporter, model and actress.
Early life in Mexico
Ana Sidel AKA “La Flaka” was born in Mexico City on February 27 in the late 70’s. She started her professional music career at the age of fourteen, singing for private parties all over Mexico City. She studied music in the Sindicato Unico De Trabajadores de La Musica in 1992 and in The Music School G. Martell. During her school years she met Armando Molina (music organizer of the Festival Rock y Ruedas de Avándaro and she became the new front of the legendary band “La Maquina del Sonido”. While in Mexico she played with many bands and shared the stage with recognized musicians such as Alex Lora from el Tri, Victimas del Dr. Cerebro, Kenny y los Electricos, Rostros Ocultos, Kerigma and was part of the new revolution of Spanish Mexican Rock scene during the late 80’s and early 90’s.
Music Journalist 92-94
Besides her music, Ana's passion for writing made her also a member of the Entertainment-Press-Media writing articles as a credited reporter for music magazines such as “Expression Musical” with international distribution, and contributor for companies like OCESA, Polygram Mexico and RadioActivo. During 1992-1994, Ana interviewed worldwide recognized musicians and bands like Sting, Bon Jovi, Poison, Def Leppard, Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses, Scorpions & Metallica.
Her Career in Los Angeles, California
After gaining much experience in the Latin Rock Music Scene in México, and with the help of Armando Molina, she decided the time was right for her to move to Los Angeles- to break into the American Music scene with the Band "LA MIXERS" as the lead singer. LA MIXERS was originally formed by one of the greatest composers and guitar players Giovanni Arriola. Her presence in this band created an expression and definition of her music style as "LATINO-POWER-ROCK". While in Los Angeles Ana Sidel has shared the stage with many of the most popular and successful Bands in Mexico & Latin America: "EL Tri", "Ely Guerra" ,"Aleks Syntek", "Lucybell" , among others and also with major L.A. Local Rock en Español Bands. Ana, one of the few female "Rock En Español" Singers in LA, succeeded; demonstrating her vast talents, with her stage presence of exotic and exciting proportions. Well known for her powerful performances of energy, strong-sexy voice, and and her colorful/flamboyant and theatrical stage appearance. Ana Sidel is well know for the hit and controversial song: “CHINGA LIKE A LOCA” that has become an anthem in her live shows. Ana Sidel has performed in all main venues and clubs in L.A. such as the legendary House of Blues on Sunset and Anaheim, B.B. King's, The Key Club, The Avalon, The Roxy, Whisky A GoGo ,The Joint, The Mint and The Knitting Factory among others.
Solo Artist Project "A Solas..." 2005
Following her own path and direction Ana ventured forward as a "Solo Artist” with the support of her former band members, including the musical & lyrical collaboration of their lead guitarist-composer, and friend Giovanni Arriola. Ana Sidel's Project reached its maximum peak when world-wide recognized musicians participated in the project titled "A Solas…" at the end of 2005. “A Solas…” was produced by Ana and Guillermo Pascual who was in charge of the music production, guitars and mixing. Some of his work as a Guitar-Composer-Producer include: Mike Tramp (White Lion), Angeles del Infierno , Vilma Palma , & Ziroq. Carmine Rojas (formally playing with Ana Sidel) recorded the bass. Carmine has performed with some of the biggest names in the music industry including work with artists whose music reflected his own musical influences - Latin (Celia Cruz, Miguel Bosé, Santana), R&B (Stevie Wonder, Brandy, and Bobby Womack), British Rock (David Bowie, Rod Stewart, Mick Jagger), as well as Tina Turner, Nona Hendryx, Billy Joel, Jewel, Carly Simon, David Broza and many, many others. Brian Tichy recorded the drums; some of his work either toured or recorded include: Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde, Billy Idol, Foreigner, Slash's Snakepit, Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses, RUSH, Stevie Salas, Nickelback, Carmine Rojas, Bernard Fowler (Rolling Stones), Vinnie Moore, Sass Jordan, Gilby Clarke, Ted Nugent, Lynyrd Skynyrd and others. Joe Travers drummer (formally playing with Ana Sidel). Joe is the vaultmeister of the Frank Zappa tape vault. He contributed to various Frank Zappa releases and is being nominated as one of the best drummers in the word, currently playing with Dweezil Zappa; he has also performed with Billy Idol, Duran Duran, Mike Keneally, Beer for Dolphins and The Motels. Al Pahanish (Powerman 5000), Jerry Best (Courtney Love, White Lion, Mike Tramp) and “J. D.” John DeServio bass player of Black Label Society all had also played live with Ana Sidel.
Her Career in The Movie Industry
Ana Sidel emerged in the movie industry at the end of 2006, contributing a few tracks for the movie Desert of Blood, and as an actress in the feature Canadian FilmThe Dead Sleep Easy playing "Maya" the female starring roll sharing credits with Martin Kove (Karate Kid) and international Wrestler Idol Vampiro AKA Vampiro Canadiense; also in this movie the special participation of Alex Lora fron El Tri. The Dead Sleep Easy was released in early 2008 as a Canadian drama film, a co-production of Odessa Filmworks and Zed Filmworks produced on location in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Ana Sidel is also part of the Film/Documentary of the History of Spanish Rock “The History of Mexican Rock 'n' Roll From Evolution to Revolution” her contribution to this documentary is essential for the understanding the scene of Rock en Español in Mexico during the late 90's, and the link-connection in the growing of Rock en Español in LA. Ana Sidel has been and is part of an important era of music and the entertainment world, her contributions as a music journalist, singer, songwriter and actress are now being recognized by the medi. The Film/Documentary of “The History of Mexican Rock 'n' Roll From Evolution to Revolution" “The History of Mexican Rock 'n' Roll From Evolution to Revolution" directed by Lance Miccio and produced by Fito de la Parra in 2008 is just another of her many accomplishments. With a new music material coming soon before the end of 2008 the multi-talented Ana Sidel… “She’s simply got the whole package”.
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