leigh silver & the bitterthings

leigh silver & the bitterthings

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Fun, uptempo pop punk

Biography

Leigh Silver.com
2005 BIO

"Just heard a CD by newcomer Leigh Silver and are we ever impressed! She is like a mix of Avril Lavigne meets Joan Jett but definitely has her own sound and style. You can expect to hear more about this major musical talent."
-New Music Weekly, 1/23/04
"Leigh is just what Rock & Roll needs right now."
-Mike Galaxy/Band Promote.
"First of all. Let's get to the point.... Leigh Silver is a STAR.
It's that simple. Leigh Silver =RockStar"
-Todd Trash-Reject Records
Originally hailing from Philadelphia, Leigh spent her first few years in Los Angeles in Rock Star 101 as a main bartender at LA's premier rock breeding ground, the Troubadour. She is now a professional model.
She was not created by producers of a "reality" show, or assembled in a "Franken-Popstar" type laboratory in sunny Florida. She honed her craft on the mean streets of Philadelphia using a trial-by-fire regiment to develop her incredible voice, stage presence, and songwriting skills. Instead of aspiring for a slot on the Mickey Mouse Klub, she packed-up and moved to LA. Instead of singing live to a DAT,
she formed a kick-ass live band,
the Bitterthings.
Within a few shows, Hollywood was abuzz about the new-kid-in-town, and soon after she was working on a debut EP with the respected musical forces of Tommy Stinson, (Replacements, Guns n' Roses) Chris Vrenna, (Nine Inch Nails) John Dolmayan, (System of a Down) Mark Blasquez, (Line 6)and Bill Kennedy (9/01)
Since, she has co-written 26 songs with legendary producer/songwriter Kim Fowley and has also worked with Lucky 7, Shaun Kama (Damnation, Blood Junkies), and many others including vocals for the debut CD of the Line (Volcom).
Leigh Silver & the Bitter Things have been rapidly expanding their presence online and in the Los Angeles music scene with appearances at top clubs throughout the region
*Leigh's first CD, Catfight, was nominated for best song and album of the year -2002(justplainfolks.com)
*All 6 songs on her latest EP were licensed to MTV for use on 3 of its original series --
Surf Girls, Camp Jim and now~
The finale of Laguna Beach. episode #111(mtv.com)
*January 2003 cover girl of California Song Magazine (50,000 distribution in California)
*Los Angeles's All Access magazine awards The Bitterthings,
" Best Pop band in Los Angeles, 2003"
*Featured on live 105fm in San Francisco and 103.5fm The Fox in Canada,
WRFR FM in Maine and receiving air play at other radio stations across North America, Europe, and the internet.
*Many live on-air radio and internet appearances
*Received three glowing reviews in Music Connection
*Featured at numerous on-line magazines, indie movies,
internet radio programs, and music websites as well as
"track of the day" for four different songs -- three in rock and one in pop -- at garageband.com
*Various listening stations in select Virgin stores and others...
*Continuously sells out of CDs at CD Baby.com-where she currently has distribution
The last Leigh Silver & the Bitter Things EP was completed in June 2003.
It was co-produced by Sean O'Dwyer & Leigh Silver.
Other projects Sean has worked on have included:
Sum 41, Blink 182, Fenix TX, Strife, and the GoGo's.
*Presently recording new record with Gina Schock of the GoGo's
*Record includes songs by Jimmy Harry
(Britney Spears, FiFi Dobson, Fischer Spooner, Kimberly Clarkson,
Ashlee Simpson, Skye Sweetnum...)
*To be engineered by Chuck Reed(Interscope).

Lyrics

Summer Waves

Written By: Leigh Silver, Kim Fowley

Summer Waves

Never saw the ocean
Never saw the sea
But I saw u
And u saw me

I cry 4 u
U cry 4 me
Wonder why u didn't know
I was your reality

We could have been married
But now we're buried
In separate lonely graves
Our tears are the summer waves

I came as a refugee to u
To share the warmth of your love
I came out of the blue
U were my sky above

Tried to escape the emptiness and pain
U tried the same
Now we're alone again
We failed
It’s a shame

We could have been married
But now we're buried
In separate lonely graves
Our tears are the summer waves

Everything

Written By: leigh silver, bryce martin

Everything

I
I can see u
Standing there
Standing right there
Right in front of me
But can I touch u
+ R u real?
Cuz I feel
that your Everything,
everything

said u'd catch me if I fall
But u sat and watched me crawl
U weren't there for me at all

My heart is not an open door
Picked myself up off the floor
Thought we were forevermore

U were everything

I
I can see u
When I dream
So real u seem
I rollover and your gone
But I won't call u
Or Touch your hair, in the air
cuz your nowhere

said u'd catch me if I fall
But u sat and watched me crawl
U weren't there for me at all

If I want some pain
U could give me more
Must be stronger than before
I love u for nevermore

Romanticized
All I fantasized
Lost in your eyes
hypnotized
No more long good byes
Everything 4 u

said u'd catch me if I fall
But u sat and watched me crawl
U weren't there for me at all

If I want some pain
U could give me more
Must be stronger than before
I love u for nevermore

I'm losing sleep
I'm into deep
All your secrets said I'd keep
While u sat and watched me weep

If I want some pain
U could give me more
Must be stronger than before
I love u for nevermore

Moody

Written By: leigh silver

Moody

Lost- starin at my feet again
Thought- that u were my only friend
Well- the miles feel like its across the sea
But your standin right in front of me
Try to catch my breath
And I'm looking, down.. again

Cuz, I've got tomorrow in my sight
And I'm wishin everythings alright
But theres always another complication
In our sticky situation
It'll be alright, babe..
I just feel moody

Once-u said that you'd be my king
U said-that you'd be my everything
Well the miles feel like its across the sea
But your standin right in front of me
Try to catch my breath
Am I moving on , again..

Cuz I've got the future in my sight
And I'm Wishin on a star
That we could make it right
But theres always another reservation
In your wild imagination
It'll be alright, babe
I just feel moody

But the instability is killing me
I look in vain
Can't find u there
But u keep on sayin how much u care
U know I made your heart my home
Think I'm packin up and movin on
Don't worry baby, I just feel moody

Cuz I got tomorrow in my site
+ I tried + tried to try to make it right
but theres always another hesitation
in our poor communication
don't worry baby
I just feel moody

Oh I think I got an education
Time for self preservation
It'll Be alright babe
I just feel moody

It'll Be alright babe,
I just feel moody

It'll Be alright babe,
I just feel moody

It'll be alright babe,
I just feel…

Discography

1st ep 9/2000
http://www.cdbaby.com/leighsilver2
MUSICIANS PERFROMING ON RECORD INCLUDE:
chris vrenna (nine inch nails)
tommy stinson(replacements, guns and roses)
mark blasquez(line 6)
john dolmayan (system of a down)

2nd ep 6/2003
http://www.leighsilver.com

Set List

current set
not necessarily in this order:
waiting
play that song
moody
everything
neverend
summer waves
FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE
find my own