Sylence Johnson

Sylence Johnson

 London, England, GBR
BandRockPop

Sylence Johnson and his eclectic band of merry men bring a special blend of rock/funk/soul. With an electric live show and deep and sincere songwriting, Johnson and his band are a fresh, striking and powerful new act brimming with catchy, magnetic, appealing hits.

Biography

Singer, songwriter Sylence Johnson was born into a family of jazz musicians on July 21st.

From birth, music was part of his daily diet, and by the age of nine he was singing as a soprano in the infamous Red Seas gospel choir in New Jersey. By 11 he had started touring the USA with the Red Seas and was performing to audiences as large as 25,000.

By the time he reached his early teens, Sylence had begun to write his own songs, and people around him were encouraging him to embark on a solo career.

At 15, he left the USA and began to travel around Europe with his father. It was then that his musical journey really began, when he started to discover his own sound and realised that he had a flare for song-writing. He started to work as a songwriter and backing dancer for various artists in Europe.

When he returned home to New York, he formed a song writing partnership with ex-Sony Studios engineer and producer Eric Roos (Maxwell, Chico Debarge, BB King, Herbie Hancock, Cyndi Lauper). Together they formed Dangeroos Music.

Sylence has worked with such greats as Kelly Brown, Natalie Cole and Whitney Houston, his gift was recognised and commented on by George Benson, Anita Davis (of New York’s famous Village Underground) Lydia Bourgeois and the late Ahmet Ertegun of Atlantic Records, who was so blown away the first time he heard Sylence sing, he is quoted as saying ‘You have a very, very special gift, make sure that you use it in the right way’.

Sylence’s life story translates throughout all of his songs. His music is about the reality of life and the reality of struggle that forces you to embrace change. His story is far deeper and way more interesting than one can ever imagine. It will all be revealed in time. In the meantime, may the music speak…

Lyrics

'Free Yourself'

Written By: Sylence Johnson

'Free Yourself'
© Sylence Johnson 2009

Feel the loneliness,
Darkness starts to blow your eyes
Kiss the pain all over the place.
When the fire burns your soul
Run to free your mind
Kiss the rain crossing your eyes

Don't dream your life
Just live your dreams
I wanna see you shine

Free Yourself to go on
Free Yourself to love
Whenever you feel so lonely
Free Yourself

Like a star
Make it sure you do the best
Do what you feel you want to do
Don't kill the love inside of you
Pray the Lord to watch for you

Don't dream your life
Just live your dreams

Free Yourself to go on
Free Yourself to love
Whenever you feel so lonely
Free Yourself

Free Yourself to go on
Free Yourself to love
Whatever you do
Free Yourself

When you're crying your eyes out
You're crying for love

Forever
Forever

Free Yourself to go on
Free Yourself to love
Whenever you feel so lonely
Free Yourself

Set List

No Sleep Intro
Blonde Chicks
Living in the Ghetto
Free Yourself
Waiting For A Girl Like You (cover)
Gimme That Funky
Beautiful
No Sleep