THE SILVER BROTHERS
Rick Tenting: Songwriter/Lead Guitarist/Drums/Bass/Background Vocals
John Tenting: Songwriter/Lead Vocalist/Guitarist/Keyboards
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RIck and John have been writing, recording, producing and performing together since the LA hay days of the late 70's and early 80's. Sharing the stage with some of the greats of that time in their band Division Street including, The Go-Gos, The Bangles, The Plimsouls, The Knack, Oingo Boingo, Martha Davis and The Motels, to name a few.
The guys now recognized as The Silver Brothers released a soundtrack in 2005, Saint Christopher's Garden". Numerous songs received accolades in various contests including, The 2007 Singer Songwriter Awards Honourable Mention for, "I'm Depending On You". The 2007 coveted International Poetry Society Editor's Choice Award for lyrics to a new song, "Fresh Eyes". The lyrics were published in a coffee table book by the society.
2011 Update: After a bit of a break due to life, the brothers are back with a new release, (The Greatest Hits**You've Never Heard). Already containing award winning material. I'm In Control and Better Man(Every Soldier's Song) brought The Silver Brothers two Los Angeles Music Award Nominations. The Producer's Choice award for Acoustic Duo of the Year was a special honor
EXCERPTS FROM INTERVIEW: New Cd The Greatest Hits**You've Never Heard 2011
"Wake up with fresh eyes in the morning. Maybe all this will go away."-Fresh Eyes
With their 2005 debut soundtrack release, "Saint Christopher's Garden", The Silver Brothers, demonstrated a variety of talents. John Tenting, wrote the mystery thriller screenplay and along with his brother, Rick, wrote, performed and produced the entire soundtrack together. An unconventional, but, unique introduction to listeners.
"I'm Depending On You" received Honorable Mention in the 2007 Singer Songwriter Awards.
On Saint Christopher's Garden, Singer/Songwriter John Tenting wanted to produce a diary per se; each song written for a specific scene, moment or character in the story. This led to a diverse collection of material ranging from hard melodic rock, " Narimba's Plan", to instrumental pieces, "The Music Box Song" and "The Balled Of Saint Christopher's Garden".
John reflected on the original idea for the screenplay.
"Most people thought it was a religious theme, when in fact, it's not about religion at all. It's about something everyone on this earth needs...hope and faith."
Rick Tenting grew up in Saint Louis, Missouri and by the time he was 16, he was playing gigs in Gaslight Square. After moving to Los Angeles at 18, he's had the opportunity to play with likes of Don Henly and Dwight Twilley to mention a couple. His lead guitar work has been compared to greats like Clapton and Frampton.
Says Rick, "Those are two of my heroes, so , it always sends chills down my spine when someone says that".
You can hear the reason why on The Silver Brothers latest release, "I'm In Control". John's lyrics are a piece of advice to himself.
John said, "When nothing is going right and it just seems to keep getting worse, sometimes you have to give yourself a pep talk. That's what this song is about. It's an artificial resucitation, empowering yourself.". The tune is an infectious, soulful, rock, blues stroll with a groove that pulls you in.
The feel of their music, timber of their voices, their writing abilities, their instrumental prowess, their heart, soul and charisma can be felt in every note.
"It's important to be honest AND entertaining. I want the fans to relate and to love the song even more than I do."
The guitar driven energy of "Fresh Eyes" has summer release written all over it. The lyrics have already been awarded the coveted, International Poetry Society Editor's Choice Award. The lyrics have been published in the winter of 2007 in a coffee table book.
John says, "It's a surprise happy ending. I got chills when I finished these lyrics, and that doesn't happen all the time".
Rick and John's influences range from, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, U2, Elvis, B.B.King, to Peter Frampton, Elton John, and Frank Sinatra Present influences include, John Mayer, Puddle Of Mud, Foo Fighters, and in reality, too many others too mention.
The Silver Brother's recent successful shows at The House Of Blues Sunset Strip and Club 705. The rousing response to the old and new material is evidence why their web pages and links are blowing up.
John said, "I love it when the crowd sees two guys on acoustic guitars and think o.k. this is going to be mellow, and before the first chorus of "I'm In Control", they know this is something different, that they are about to be entertained.
Today Rick and John are THE SILVER BROTHERS
Their 2005 release, "Saint Christopher's Garden" was well recieved and awarded
The 2007 Singer Songwriter Awards Honourable Mention for
"I'm Depending On You".
The 2007 coveted International Poetry Society Editor's Choice Award for lyrics to a new song, "Fresh Eyes". The lyrics will be published in a book this fall through the society.
Now working on their next working title The Greatest Hits* *(you've never heard). Just finished and mastering now MAY 2010. Be ready for summer.
JOHN moved to Las Vegas and is playing solo performances at LVCS, Yoggels, Bugsy's, Mango's and a variety of other locations. Putting a solo show together with video.
After a short move back to Los Angeles, John will be back in Las Vegas this spring and summer. Look for special performances at special venues in the town that doesn't sleep.
Rick Tenting - Lead Guitar, Rythym Guitar, Bass, Drums, Background Vocals.
John Tenting - Lead and Background Vocals, Rythym Guitar, Keyboards, Drums.
WINNERS! 2009 LOS ANGELES MUSIC AWARDS ACOUSTIC DUET OF THE YEAR on Nov. 12, 2009.
2009 IAMA SemiFinalist
Duo of the Year
Better Man (Every Soldier's Song) now available for dowload on cdbaby, itunes itc. 50% of profits to benefit returning injured veterans.
2009 LA MUSIC AWARDS nominated for
BEST ADULT CONTEMPORARY SINGLE
"I'M IN CONTROL"
Awards show in Nov. 2009.
HONOURABLE MENTION 2007 SINGER SONGWRITER AWARDS
"I'm Depending On You"
2008 INTERNATIONAL POETRY SOCIETY
EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD
FOR LYRICS TO
"Fresh Eyes" published
Saint Christopher's Garden 2005 debut release
Soundtrack- Screenplay by John Tenting
Available on itunes, cdbaby, etc.
One Blind Eye
"I'm In Control"
Better Man (Every Soldier's Song)
When's Our Time Gonna' Come
Fall So Hard
Music...Independent or Dependent?
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You can see The Silver Brothers live at The House of Blues Sunset Strip on September 30, 2007. For ...You can see The Silver Brothers live at The House of Blues Sunset Strip on September 30, 2007. For more information see www.myspace.com/thesilverbrothers. The SIlver Brothers, Saint Christopher's Garden is currently available everywhere on the internet and exclusivelty retail at Amoeba Records.
Silver Brothers LA Music Awards 2009 Nomination
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The Silver Brothers have been nominated for a 2009 LA Music Award for Adult Contemprary Song Of The ...The Silver Brothers have been nominated for a 2009 LA Music Award for Adult Contemprary Song Of The Year, with "I'm In Control".
You can see them on the red carpet at The Cinema City International Film Festival this Oscar Sunday Night for the Oscar Viewing Party and benefit for Veterans. February 22, 2009
Better Man, Hold Me, Fresh Eyes, I'm Depending On You, Best Effort, Right Here Now, When's Our Time Gonna' Come, Molly's Desperately In Need, Fresh Eyes, Before You Accuse Me, I Didn't Think You'd Fall So Hard, Don't Be Afraid, Oh Darlin!, Cobblestone Cottage, Continue On, Secrets, Standing On A Rock, , Saint Christopher's Garden, I Can't Find My Way Home, , Pink Roses, I Know, Narimba's Plan, I'm No Genius, When's Our Time Gonna Come, Hold Me, Extrordinary, One Blind Eye, Blow Yourself Up, Peace, Another Way, OMG, In Your World, I Don't Want You Anymore, You Say Your Lonely, Anymore
There are no upcoming dates at this time.