Philadelphia natives and Sire Records recording artist


Philadelphia natives and Sire Records recording artist, Riverside produced dreamy, often melancholy rock heavy on jangling guitars, shimmering and emotional tunes throughout the 90s and present day.. 

The ringing guitars and British-styled alternative pop of Riverside echoed the Anglophiliac passions of another Pennsylvania combo, The Ocean Blue. Not surprisingly, Riverside’s debut album, One, was produced by former Ocean Blue keyboardist Steve Lau.

When One was released on Sire Records in 1992, Riverside was virtually alone in their unyielding devotion to the mid-’80s jangle of the Railway Children and the Smiths. Featuring Keith Kochanowicz (vocals, guitar, organ) and his brother Glenn Kochanowicz (bass, vocals), former members Kenneth Jackson (guitars), Jonathan Liney (drums), Geoff Verne (drums).

Current members include the Kochanowicz brothers, John Larish (guitars) Tim Simmons (drums), David Calamaro (guitars).