CO-FOUNDER / PRODUCER / DIRECTOR / EDITOR / CAMERA / ART DIRECTOR

Sideshow Alley is an improvised live music video series bringing together the finest new and established artists and filmmakers at unexpected locations in New York City and Melbourne. 

We collaborate in alleyways and on rooftops, recording each artist performing one song, one take, with no fixed agenda and no rehearsal. By imposing location, time and technological restrictions this informal approach brings out a unique and honest take on each artists’ music.

Since its inception in 2010 we’ve produced six seasons, garnering a worldwide audience with over 8 million views across featured artists; Mumford & Sons, Julia Jacklin, Nathaniel Rateliff, Midlake,​ ​Laura Marling, Gomez, Kimbra, First Aid Kit and many more.

TYPE: MUSIC VIDEO SERIES    PRODUCTION COMPANY: SIDESHOW ALLEY

TALENTED CREW

Founded by myself, Dave Budge and Selwyn Cozens, the series collaborates with many talented filmmakers, photographers and sound engineers.

Dave Budge

DIRECTOR (MEL)

Ty Johnson

CREATIVE DIRECTOR / PRODUCER (NYC)

Selwyn Cozens

HEAD OF SOUND (MEL)

DISTRIBUTION, BRANDING AND MARKETING

All the episodes are housed through our website Alley.tv and YouTube channel. This content is further supported through our social channels, alongside commissioned custom illustrated flyers.

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SEASON 1

First Aid Kit, Graveyard Train, The Tiger and Me, Midlake, Big Scary, Isaac de Heer, The Mourning Sons

“I always expect a unique and beautiful experience from every video you guys post, thanks so much for sharing this! True examples that music is still a form of art.”

@AIMSLEYK

SEASON 2

Kimbra (feat. Sam Lawrence), Passenger, The Nymphs, The Australian Ballet, Davila 666, The Waifs, Little John, The Jezabels

“I’m so fascinated about how much more feeling this recording has than the original studio release :O”

@BIRYOSHKA

SEASON 3

Laura Marling, Lissie, Lisa Hannigan, Nicole Atkins, Gareth Liddiard, Mark Seymour, Felix Riebl, Architecture In Helsinki

“MAAAAAANN the endings are always the best feature!”

@JONNYCOMICS

SEASON 4

Mumford & Sons, Widowspeak, Fitz and The Tantrums, The Staves, Active Child, Pajama Club, Gomez

“Wow. The audio work that must have gone into this is awe-inspiring. So many different types of instruments!”

@MARKWATKINS

SEASON 5

Nathaniel Rateliff, Bear's Den, Deap Vally, Ainslie Wills, Roscoe James Irwin, Fang Island, Oh Mercy

“God I love this channel.”

@SALFOWLER

SEASON 6

Julia Jacklin, Angie McMahon, Mick Flannery

“This should be a soundtrack in a movie. Her voice easily carried me away to a world in my imagination. At least I think I was imagining :p”

@ANDREBELL

ABC 774 Radio Interview
 

DIRECTORS
Dave Budge, Ty Johnson, Sammi Needham, Genevieve Bailey, Dominic Allen, Chris Phillips, Philip Bloom, James Marcus Haney, David Schmidt, Drew Gurian

PRODUCERS
Ty Johnson, Dave Budge, Jasmine Funnel, Brianne McCabe

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS
David Squires, Mia Hildebrand, Joe Dykes, John Pace, Evan Gappella, Adrienne Pickering, Isaac de Heer, Joe Gagliardi

EDITORS
Dave Budge, Ty Johnson, Tim Melville, Kitty Green, Brian Patto, Mia Hildebrand, Dennys Ilic, Linus Koh, Genevieve Bailey, Dominic Allen

 

CAMERA
Dave Budge, Ty Johnson, Sammi Needham, Genevieve Bailey, Dominic Allen, Caro Macdonald, Henrik Nordstrum, Chris Phillips, Philip Bloom, James Marcus Haney, Hugh Turral, Shelley Farthing-Dawe, Scott Tyack, James Fleming, Linus Koh, Tim Melville, Kitty Green, John Deer, Joel Betts, Ben Crook, David Squires, Tom Cheeseman, Stefan Raabe, Jordan Dautovic, Cail Young, Andrew Ware, Cameron Zayec, Nathan Kaso, Brett White, Kelly Teacher, Patrick McInerney, Andrew Levengood, Lucas Hearl, Ori Dubow, Adrienne Pickering, Matt Burniston, Roman France, Lawrence Leung, Drew Gurian, Codey Vargas, Glenn Harris, Cary Arberg, Jenny Watts, Drew Gurian, Codey Vargas, Glenn Harris, Cary Arberg, Jenny Watts, David Schmidt, Dave Geffin

COLORISTS
Dave Budge, Ty Johnson, CJ Dobson, Joel Betts, Shelley Farthing-Dawe, Ashley Ayarza

 

HEAD OF SOUND
Selwyn Cozens

SOUND
Selwyn Cozens, Richard Levengood, Jonathon Lee, Chris Fatouros, Ryan Granger, Gideon Cozens, Ryan Granger, Morgan McWater, Matthew Michael Leibowitz

MIXER
Selwyn Cozens, Ryan Granger, Yen Nguyen, Fraser Montgomery, Chris Fatouros, Emma Burt, Richard Levengood

ART DIRECTORS
Ty Johnson, Dave Budge

ARTWORK
Belinda Suzette, Ty Johnson, James Cook, Matt Slater, Tim Hobday, Celeste Potter