Silverwire

Silverwire

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Often likened to bands such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Silverwire have been garnering acclaim for their loud, energetic and exciting shows. The band's music possesses an innovative, refreshing mixture of springting basslines, poweful funk drumming, wailing guitar solos and intelligent lyrics.

Biography

2008 will no doubt be a successful year for Silverwire. Having signed to independent label, Quadraphonic Records, the band is gearing up for another promising session in the studio. The 4 piece Moncton group has been garnering acclaim for their loud, energetic and exciting live shows while honing their originally undefined sound to an innovative mixture of wailing guitar solos, sprinting baselines, powerful funk drumming and intelligent lyrics.

Silverwire began as a concept by lead singer/guitarist Denis Duquette. Moving from band to band throughout high school, Denis would eventually give up playing for several years throughout university, only to return as an even more prominent songwriter and vocalist. After recording 2 full albums he decided it was time to find the people who could help him bring his songs to a wider audience. Soon, younger brother Eric Duquette(Guitar) and his then bandmate Matt Doiron (Bass) were enlisted in the summer of 2006 to help bring the songs to life. The trio began rehearsing relentlessly and decided a drummer was needed. After a brief search, the position was filled with local funk veteran Serge Hall.

Silverwire began to play their first shows, but were also itching to get into the studio to record their first album. In the spring of 2007 the band sought out the services of producer/engineer Chris Mersereau (El Fuego, Sol). Due to very broad musical tastes, the band was able to successfully blend rock, pop, funk, blues, and folk aspects into their record, separating themselves from other acts. Silverwire’s debut album The Trip is available online and at the band’s live shows.

Lyrics

Black To Grey

Written By: Denis Duquette

when the blacks fade to grey and the colours won't stay you can put me away

23 years through the same set of eyes
never knowing when to realise
how to talk, walk, see through the day
how to push all these people away
our feet move in the same direction and we're all starved for human interaction
I could've been a folk singer, Dylan's kind
but I was born into the wrong time

what if all you saw was grey
how would you see through the eyes of time
and how could you force us all to stay
with poetry, an eight line sonnet, or a couplet of rhyme

cynical beliefs, infused by society, they've never shown their face to me
how do you find all the inspiration, without retreating to sour relation
uplift up to the back of your mind, all the closet skeletons you will find
the molding has now all began to crack
you'll never be getting that air back

what if all you saw was grey
how would you see through the eyes of time

when the blacks fade to grey and the colours wont stay you can put me away
you can put me away when the colours wont stay

23 years through the same set of eyes,
never knowing when to realise
our feet move in the same direction and we're all starved for human interaction

Broken Ties

Written By: Denis Duquette

we can think back to our younger days
and how we said we would never stray

as we try to find our way
losing touch is no cliche

we'll see our lives change
people you knew, aren't the same
chance encounters will seem so strange
it is merely time you have to blame

if we could extend the days, could we repair the loss
of broken ties we rarely come across
people fade, is this something to accept
life for me is such a weird concept

there's so much to learn as we grow
how am i supposed to recall all there is to know
i hope you'll all see i do the best i can
if there was one, i missed the plan

Out Of This Hole

Written By: Denis Duquette

take me out, lead me away
help me find it, so I don't have to stay
purpose and meaning are words that I don't understand
show me your face, and lend a helping hand

sunlight comes with every waking day
and opportunity just wont stay

dig out, rise up, and follow what you need
don't chalk another one up for anyone but you
find a way to climb out of this deep dark hole
dont coast, dont loose yourself in the cold.

dont close my eyes, I need to see
a place where its the world and me
dont tie me up, I need to travel in this world
and explore wherever I am hurled

sunlight come with every waking day
and opportunity just wont stay

dig out, rise up, and follow what you need
don't chalk another one up for anyone but you
find a way to climb out of this deep dark hole
dont coast, dont loose yourself in the cold

find a way to climb out of this hole
dont coast, dont loose yourself in the cold

Cold Winter Day

Written By: Denis Duquette

on a cold winter day I look to drift away
warmth within myself to where I should stay
wrap myself up, to hold on tight
to bring myself out of a never ending fight
growing wiser with every day that passes
never conforming to the ideals of the masses

as my fingers move freely along the cedar top
my choices linger and dont allow me to stop
this mountain I climb seems to grow everyday
won't somebody show me the way

and now as I sit to see the moon rise
the sun goes down as I seek the prize
give me my trophy and please let me go
there are so many things I dont wanna know

Chorus

leave the blindfold over my eyes
let this life be a never ending suprise
on my own I will rise
on my own I will survive

Discography

The Trip (2007)