Not all Brits in LA Members live in Los Angeles: in fact a fair number are scattered around the globe. 

This week’s Meet a Member is +Steve Sidelnyk 
who lives in Whitstable, Kent, UK

Steve on drums - photography Spider 

Seeing as you don’t live in Los Angeles how did you end up joining Brits in LA? 
I lived in LA for 10 years till 2014 and it is my second home and the Brits In LA Community was an important part of my life there. I made so many great friends and always loved the social gatherings that Eileen and Craig organised.

Steve and his Dram! bandmate Lorne
have performed at many Brits in LA events

So you obviously know Los Angeles, we would love to hear what your impression of LA is?
I think people forget that ‘Normal’ people actually live there and that there are many families and neighbourhoods as well as the Strip……it really is like anywhere else!

Do you think you could ever see yourself moving back to LA, if not tell us what keeps you away?
"I’ll be back!"….Quote.

Do you have a hidden gem  that you want to share with us? Has to be the Farmer’s Market at The Grove…..great food, beer and great friends….I miss it!!!!


Why would you recommend other overseas readers joining Brits in LA?
Well it’s a great way to meet other likeminded people and as I’ve said the help both on a social and practical level is there and most people are willing to share their insight and experience.

We hear you have been working on an exciting project. Care to tell us more about it ?
Well I’ve always been a drummer and am playing with +Richard Ashcroft Official from +The Verve  and we will be at +The Wiltern  on the 3rd April so come on down : O)
Get Tickets Here

Also look out for us on +The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon  on the 28th March!


Lots of our members join our group +Brits InLA  seeking out words of wisdom - what is the best piece of advice you've been given?
Hahahahaha………simple………*Take Fountain : O )

Lastly, how can we find you on the Internet? 
Steve Sidelnyk featured in The Guardian newspaper
Find him on
Twitter : @SteveSidelnyk 
Facebook : SteveSidelnyk 

Photoplay, 1927

*Take Fountain is such popular advice there is a Facebook Group called 'Taking Fountain'


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