thisisasides.com host and founder, published author, consultant, proud dad
Jon Chattman has worn many hats throughout his career - literally and figuratively. The cabbie one suits him well, and the Fidel was a common trend in the early 2000s, and you can almost always find him wearing one with an MLB team’s logo emblazoned across it. In the figurative sense, Jon has been a writer/reporter (pre”Fake News”), editor, blogger, entertainment host, marketing expert, talent buyer, and published author. His background extensively surrounds coverage of some sort in the entertainment field, specializing in music, film, and television.
He’s covered various red carpets - from The Oscars to The Tonys to various film premieres - and has interviewed an eclectic array of celebrities including Meryl Streep, Woody Allen, Snoop Dogg, Courtney Love, Will Ferrell, Perry Farrell, Javier Bardem, Aaron Sorkin, and Randy “Macho Man’ Savage. In August 2011, his online music/entertainment series A-Sides, which typically features a musician performing a song or two and taking part in an informal conversation afterwards, debuted on thesisasides.com (reposted onto Huffington Post). Rising musicians and established acts who have appeared on the series or have been interviewed as part of it include Alice Cooper, Gary Clark, Jr., Bastille, Imagine Dragons, Joe Perry, Air Supply, Letters to Cleo, KT Tunstall, Wyclef Jean and Sleigh Bells.
Chattman has authored many pop culture, sports and wrestling-centric books including Time Heels (Pitch Publishing, 2014), How the Red Sox Explain New England (Triumph Books, 2013), Superfly: The Jimmy Snuka Story (Triumph, 2012), A Battle Royal in the Sky (Pitch Publishing, 2012), I Love the Red Sox, I Hate the Yankees (Triumph, 2011), and Sweet Stache (Adams Media, 2009.) He’s appeared on/in various publications and outlets supporting his projects including the Opie & Anthony Show, the New York Daily News, the New York Post, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Howard Stern Show.
Chattman has written for many outlets throughout the years including Inked Magazine, the New York Post, Wizard, and TV Guide. He also writes band and music act bios for press purposes and websites. He formerly owned and operated thecheappop.com pop culture humor and interview site. In addition to his writing experience, Chattman promotes live music events in and around Westchester County, NY - many of which at Garcia’s in Port Chester, NY. On two occasions, he held Pop Goes the Culture, a zany Westchester-based variety and awards show honoring all walks of pop life from The Magic Garden to Gary Gnu to Andrew W.K.
Chattman was selected as one of the “Rising Stars – Westchester’s Forty Under Forty” by The Business Council of Westchester in 2011. He resides in Westchester County, NY with his wife Alison and two young sons. He enjoys all things Stars Wars, the beach, listening to Bon Iver, and is trying desperately to sever his phone from his hand.