We at The Sidewalk Crusaders are passionate about creating entertaining, musical experiences. We perform with choreography, improvised solos, and can perform all genres of music, with a variety of instruments.
Additionally, solo saxophone is a common request for us when in search for one musician.
Past events we have performed at include:
- Canada Day at Queen's Park
- The Dubai Shopping Festival in Dubai, UAE
- The Toronto Premiere of Cirque Du Soleil's, "Kurios"
- The ROM's, "Friday Night Live"
- The Toronto Pride Parade
We also play all private events!
We want you to feel completely comfortable knowing that booking us will add great entertainment to your event. Let's talk!
We hired the Sidewalk Crusaders for my parents 40th wedding anniversary and this band made it all more special. Great rapport with
My family and a fabulous performance that had my whole family in tears (happy tears), even got my Dad going, who is generally a stoic man, a man of few words. We all had a great time that day and the passion and level of emotion you brought to our family living room was fabulous. They were incredible and would recommend them for anything as they have such a variety.
After seeing The Sidewalk Crusaders perform on the streets of Toronto a few times, we decided that they would be the perfect addition for our wedding. They were a crowd favorite and Peter's energy while on the sax was incredible. We highly recommend them for any event. Thank you again for being a part of our special day.
We hired this band for my daughters 1st birthday they were a hit with all ages and kept the energy exciting!! Everyone loved them!!!
We hired The Sidewalk Crusaders for a school event and received many compliments on the live music! They are great to work with, the music was upbeat and perfect for a family audience. Set up and communication was also a breeze! Thank you guys!
A couple of years back I saw the Sidewalk Crusaders perform at a community event in Toronto. I decided to hire the Sidewalk Crusaders for a Christmas party with family and coworkers this past December. I was not disappointed! Wow! Wow! Wow! These musicians are the real deal! So so TALENTED and professional.
The energy in this band was amazing!!! We were all dancing throughout the night! I want to hire them again for a community event this spring. Looking for a professional band with a variety of music, and fun energy? Look no further. Just hire them now! Also, band manager, Peter Cavanagh was so reliable and organized. Thanks Peter!
We wanted to add some live music to a birthday party and decided to hire Peter from The Sidewalk Crusaders to play the saxophone for us. Peter was very kind and professional throughout the process, and he did an amazing job performing everything from jazz tunes, pop tunes, to even the Star Wars Cantina tune for us! I highly recommend hiring Peter if you want to add energy and excitement to an event. He plays beautifully, and is a delight to work with. We hope to have the entire band over soon for a future party!
We worked with Sidewalk Crusaders to help us launch an incredible and dynamic community activation on Bloor St in Toronto and was amazing to draw the crowds at TEDxToronto activation and get them involved.
It was wonderful to work with the crew and team.
We also commissioned the band to activate our Laneway Launch party. It was such an incredible experience and the band was able to really engage the audience from their style of music - very engaging and ubpeat, which was the vibrancy we were seeking for our event.
Would be happy to recommend the band for future events!
I hired The Sidewalk Crusaders last minute for a birthday party, and they completely delivered everything I wanted. They perform extremely well, and are so easy to work with. They brought so much energy to the performance, with members performing solos throughout the set, and adding fun choreography. They are truly a polished, professional band, and I would absolutely recommend them to anyone who wants to work with a team of exceptional musicians.
The Sidewalk Crusaders are absolutely terrific. They perform the music with so much passion, and both my guests and the band had smiles on their faces throughout the performance. I had so many requests for information on the band at the end of the night. They brought the exact vibe I wanted for my party, and I cannot recommend them enough!
The Sidewalk Crusaders are very skilled and very entertaining! I brought them over to my place to provide music for a birthday party, and they made the night so special. I highly recommend them.
I had The Sidewalk Crusaders perform at my wedding ceremony in North York, and then after at the reception. They are phenomenal, real professionals!! Peter Cavanagh, who worked with me, was so easy to work with, and was always available to discuss my ever changing requests. My friends and family raved about the awesome dance music they played. We are very happy we had them perform for us!
We are so happy we booked The Sidewalk Cruisaders for our wedding. They brought so much energy and fun to our cocktail hour. My guests raved about them. Very easy to work with and willing to tailor the song list to our likes and interests.
What to Expect
We create exciting musical experiences which are filled with improvised solos and choreography. Melodies are covered with a horn(s) unless a singer is requested. We are able to perform all genres of music.
The Sidewalk Crusaders
"The Sidewalk Crusaders" is a versatile band, providing an interactive and exciting musical performance filled with many styles of music, improvised solos, and choreography. The band is available for hire and continues to play a vast variety of events. Contact the band if you would like to add some excitement to your next event!
Genres frequently performed by the group include pop, funk, jazz, disco, rock, top 40, country, music from film, music, from television shows, music from video games, klezmer (such as the Hora), Punjabi folk music. The band is able to perform any genre of music. The genres listed consist of the most popular genres played.
Instruments commonly used by the band include: soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, EWI (electronic wind instrument), clarinet, flute, trumpet, trombone, keyboard, synthesizer, electric and acoustic guitar, electric and acoustic bass guitar, violin, cello, drums, and the dhol. The band commonly uses a vocalist for its performance, as well.
The band is open to playing any and all events. Common events the band performs at include: weddings, corporate events, private parties, festivals, charity events, restaurants, clubs, bars.
Previous events the band has been hired for include, but are not limited to: "Canada Day at Queen's Park", The Toronto Premiere of Cirque Du Soleil's, "KURIOS", The Dubai Shopping Festival in Dubai, UAE, The Beaches International Jazz Festival, The Toronto Christmas Market, and Friday Night Live at the ROM.
Additional Booking Notes
We normally bring a guitar amp, bass amp, and speaker and mic for a singer (if a singer is hired). Depending on the area we are playing to (physical size/number of guests), we may or may not require additional amplification.