Performance Info

Friday, January 25, 2019 — 1:00 pm to 1:40 pm

Artist Info

Writer / Singer / Guitarist
Vanessa Silberman
Genre:
Rock
Endorsed By:
I work with Satellite Amps, Ernie Ball, Audix Micraphones, Dunlop
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Vanessa Silberman

Hometown:
Los Angeles

Vanessa Silberman is a Los Angeles based Singer, Guitarist , Songwriter and the founding member of the LA band Diamonds Under Fire. She is also a Record Producer, Engineer, an independent A&R and runs an Artist Development Label called A Diamond Heart Production. Vanessa's live shows and music has been compared to the raw bare bones rock 'n roll of Nirvana & The Ramones along with the appeal of Liz Phair & Chrissie Hynde, authenticity of classic artists such as Patti Smith, Neil Young & the pop sensibilities of commercial radio artists such as Green Day. Vanessa often tours solo, features other musicians/players or plays under the Vanessa Silberman Band with Reed Mullin, drummer of Corrosion of Conformity and Producer/Musician Mikel Ross as her backing band. She is also widely known for having a very strong DIY ethic and wearing many different hats in the music business --having worked for heavy hitter's in the music business such as Dr.Luke as well as for company's and places ranging from Epitaph Record's to the Foo Fighter's Studio 606. Her band Diamonds Under Fire was around for well over a decade and self-released numerous EPs, toured around the US 10 times – also played Canada, the UK, SXSW & SSMF. In Los Angeles, ether solo or with the band Vanessa's music has made its mark on all the known venues including El Rey, The Troubadour, Viper Room, The Echo, Bootleg Theatre and many others. Diamonds Under Fire was featured on 4 Vans ‘Off The Wall’ CD Compilations as well as had features on NPR.com, Buzzbands.la, LARecord.com, LAWeekly.com plus regular spins on commercial and non-com radio. Vanessa also had a cover call-out on in June 2007 issue of Guitar Player Magazine. In the winter of 2014 Vanessa launched her solo career and opened up for Alkaline Trio at The Troubadour. Vanessa released her first solo (Self-Produced & Mixed) single 'Think Tank (feat. Derek Jordan)' on July 21st 2015 and performed at Alt 98.7FM Lobster Festival following it with a 21 Date solo U.S Tour to support the release.'I Know (feat. Super Black Market)', her 2nd single, was released on Dec. 22nd 2015, which she also wore production duties on and a 3rd (acoustic) single 'American Folk Rock' was put out on Feb. 14th (which was recorded in Mafikeng, South Africa while she was there doing a producing / label collaboration with BOP Recording Studio & her A Diamond Heart Production working with various South African artists). This release coincided with her 35+ date solo 'American Folk Rock' U.S Tour (Jan - Mar 2016) as well as 2 dates over sea's (London & Berlin). With continual shows and touring, the 4th single 'Awake & Feeling' from her self-titled debut 5 song EP (which came out on Oct 7th, 2016), and an acoustic 60's inspired single 'Hide My Love Away' she hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down. Vanessa managed to do over 14 U.S Tours in the last 3 years (2015-2018), playing over 500 shows and over 200 shows in 2017 alone. Audiofemme.com named the DIY Singer and Guitarist one of the hardest working bands of 2017. On Dec. 22nd 2017 the Vanessa Silberman Band released the single 'OK'. The ‘OK’ Music Video and song had its radio debut May 14th, 2018 on The Goddamn Dave Hill Show on WFMU 91.1FM in New York. Vanessa played 3 dates on this years last and final Vans Warped Tour (San Diego, Ventura and Las Vegas) as well as releasing a brand new single “Outswimming Sharks” (6/29) through her label which was recorded by Ken Susi of Unearth. The single also features him as well as acclaimed Boston artist Carissa Johnson. Vanessa is currently in the mixing stages for the Vanessa Silberman Band EP with Reed Mullin & Mikel Ross. Vanessa has been featured on the cover of Columbia Daily Tribune, The Fort Stockton Pioneer, in The Source Weekly, The Herald Times, Davis Enterprise, Statesmen Journal, soundgirls.org plus many others. Her songs have received national radio play on well over 80 stations including: KFMU, KXLU, KBND, Jefferson Public Radio Ashland, KLCZ, WXCI, SCAD Radio / WRSF, WWUH, WXJM, KBGA, KTCV, KOAS plus many others. Vanessa’s solo music demonstrates that she hasn't completely ignored her alternative pop rock grunge roots of her later band but isn't afraid to try new things as she tastefully shows more skills in production, versatility between songs, even featuring other artists / collaborating as well as invites in more inspiration by different influences ranging from pop and old country blues to punk & hip hop. She is the kind of artist that fits in perfectly with this new era in music and demonstrates the platform of artists & bands out there who are building their own nitch in the music industry and are truly destined for success. Vanessa and her music are a growing brand proving a career that will have longevity because of knowing what she wants, doing it herself and paving her own way.

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