Silkstone is an acoustic quartet made up of the finest musicians. This band is ideal for events where a loud band is not needed and a more smooth and sophisticated sound is required. The energy and groove the band produce is still ideal for dancing though! Silkstone’s mission is to honour the finest songs from the last 50 years with an exciting acoustic twist.
The band all love great songs and are constantly refreshing the set list with new found treasures and gems from the past. The band cover a wide range of material, songs from the jazz age, soul classics, 1960s foot tappers and all kinds of other great songs including contemporary pop/rock tunes. Silkstone is unique in providing acoustic treatments with subtly worked arrangements of well known tunes.
The heart of the band is Danny and Dave’s guitar (and bass/keyboard) playing which is supported by percussion. This give the band versatility to explore a wide range of texture and dynamic but within a small ensemble. The band is formed from seasoned session musicians/singers who have many year’s experience across broad-ranging musical genres. Through many year’s experience playing in and around the London session circuit Danny and Dave have developed a wonderful network of musical compadres whom they can call upon to augment the outfit.
The bands typical band line up is fronted by a single singer (though this can be expanded to include a second singer) and features us accompanying supported by the extraordinary percussive talents of Oli.
Silkstone are blessed to have made well established contacts with some of the UK’s finest session singers. The bands live sets are typically fronted by Sharleen and/or Abdul, both extremely experienced singers having performed with the likes of Adele, John Legend, Corinne Bailey-Rae, Omar, and many more!