The Silence

The Silence

 Durham, England, GBR
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The Silence are an exciting,female fronted,five piece melodic rock/pop punk band from north UK with passionate,energetic,awesomely catchy tunes.Think Foo Fighters crossed with Blondie,throw in some You Me At Six and an ambitious ultra tight band with their pedal to the metal and you get The Silence.

Biography

Since forming in early 2010, all five members of The Silence have shared the same musical goal. The band from County Durham in the UK aim to create feelgood music that moves people to enjoy the moment . Formed by drummer Max Griffiths and his sister,West End Stage & TV protégé Livvy and recruiting good friend Liam Slack on bass, the band underwent a couple of line up changes before settling with guitarists Rory Ruddock and Gary Johnstone.The Silence have successfully gigged around the UK and Europe, building an evergrowing fanbase with their energetic,live performances, amazing stage presence and catchy, hook-heavy pop punk/alt rock songs.

With subtle reminders of a young Blondie mixed with the modern sound of bands like Paramore,Foo Fighters and Kings Of Leon,The Silence create an instantly` stuck in the head` sound which incorporates passion,romance,vision and honesty as well as pure melodies.

Often found performing impromptu acoustic sets around their hometown areas after writing new songs,singer Livvy puts to great use her many years of experience performing in musical theatre to gauge audience reaction to new material,
“it helps me with the songwriting process to know immediately how people are reacting to our music and what really works to move them to show their emotion, whether it be to dance or begin to sing along or whatever-any reaction is a good learning curve as a musician,” says Livvy.

Managed by international company CMP who are based in Miami and whose CEO David Giles is an international music promoter,The Silence have access to Max and Livvy`s family home recording studio which is where their first demos have been produced by musician dad and band co- manager Paul.Constant live gigging is their passion and they have supported some great artistes including The Hoosiers,Beverley Knight,From The Jam,It Bites,Sick Of Sarah and Futures,as well as headlining their own shows around the UK and completing a successful tour in Europe in 2011.

The Silence have a chemistry and a bond over their sheer love for music and a passion and determination in their hearts to bring their songs,their enthusiasm and their feelgood factor to the world stage.

Lyrics

Drowning

Written By: O.Griffiths-M.Griffiths-P.Griffiths

Too many times I`ve been locked out
Without a word without a sound
I never thought that I`d go back again

Here in my hand I hold the key
To what has been and what will be
To all the rest of you that still remain

Ch:
And I`m going under once again
I feel right now is sink or swim
But I can`t fight against this tide
Now it`s too far to reach the shore
The water`s darker than before
And now it`s filling me inside

I know my futures looking dim
I should have said that I can`t swim
And now I`m starting to lose sight of things

Could I be drowning in despair
Or seeing things that just aren`t there
Maybe I should have worn my water wings

RPT CH

Hey I can breath – what`s going on
How come my eyes can see beyond

So what was dark is now the light
And what was wrong is now alright
There are no messages of love to send

I`m gonna rise out of this sea
And let run all over me
Until my icey soul is warm again

CH: 2
Cos I`m not under once again
I felt right now was sink or swim
But I can fight against this tide
It`s not too far to reach the shore
The water`s brighter than before
And now it`s emptying me inside

Na na na na-na na na na
Na na na na-na na na na
Na na na na-na na naaaaaa

Wastelands

Written By: O.Griffiths-M.Griffiths-P.Griffiths

BRING OUT YOUR ARMIES OF DEAD IN THE NIGHT
AND SING US A SONG FOR THE LONELY,
GIVE US A SPARKLE OF HOPE THAT IS RIGHT
AND KEEP IT FOR YOU AND ME ONLY

TELL ME A SECRET THAT’S MINE TO BE KEPT
I’LL TELL YOU A TALE THAT WILL HAUNT YOU
A STORY OF LOVE AND OF PASION UNKEMPT
I’LL OPEN YOUR MIND IF YOU WANT TO

WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED,
OR SELL OUR SOULS LIKE FOOLS

(CHORUS)
CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT THEY’RE ALL CALLING OUT TO YOU
SHOUTING THEIR NAME FROM THE BACK OF THE LINE
OUT IN THE WASTELANDS THE SONG HAS BEEN SUNG TO YOU
GOODNIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT, DEAR

DARK ARE THE COLOURS OF ALL THAT WE SEE
BLACK IS THE CLOUD THAT SURROUNDS US
A NATION OF MOURNERS PREPARING TO FIGHT
TO GLORY AND GOD WE BEHOLD-TH

WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED,
OR SELL OUR SOULD LIKE FOOLS

(CHORUS)
CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT THEY’RE ALL CALLING OUT TO YOU
SHOUTING THEIR NAME FROM THE BACK OF THE LINE
OUT IN THE WASTELANDS THE SONG HAS BEEN SUNG TO YOU
GOODNIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT,
GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT,
GOODNIGHT SLEEP TIGHT, DEAR

(GUITAR SOLO, DOUBLE TIME)

LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION AGAIN
FOR THINE IS THE GLORY AND POWER
KEEP YOUR FLAME BURNING THROUGH DARK AND THROUGH RAIN
BE STRONG TIL THE FINAL HOUR

YOU SHALL NOT BE MOVED,
OR SELL YOUR SOULS LIKE FOOLS

(CHORUS)
CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT THEY’RE ALL CALLING OUT TO YOU
SHOUTING THEIR NAME FROM THE BACK OF THE LINE
OUT IN THE WASTELANDS THE SONG HAS BEEN SUNG TO YOU
GOODNIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT,
GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT,
GOODNIGHT SLEEP TIGHT, DEAR

Liberty

Written By: O.Griffiths-M.Griffiths-P.Griffiths

WHERE IS MY GUIDING LIGHT
WHERE IS MY MAN ON THE RIGHT
WHAT IF I TRIP AND FALL
WHO`S THERE TO STOP IT ALL

IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY
SO TAKE ME AWAY
SOMEWHERE THAT I KNOW

CH
NEVER BEEN LIKE THIS BEFORE
NEVER WANTED ANYMORE
IT DOESN`T MATTER ANYWAY
SHUT YOUR EYES AND BLOW IT ALL AWAY

WHY SHOULD I BE THE ONE
WHAT IF I COME UNDONE
TO THE RIGHT OR TO THE LEFT
YOU NEVER KNOW WHICH ONE IS BEST

BABY I KNOW
WE`VE ALL GOTTA GO
SOMEWHERE WHERE I KNOW

CHORUS

SUNLIGHT-PUMPING THROUGH MY VEINS
I – DON’T KNOW WHAT IT MEANS

IT`S TELLING ME THAT
I`M GOING BACK
SOMEWHERE WHERE I KNOOOOWWWW

I HOPE THAT THIS IS IT
MY ANSWER BIT BY BIT
IT DOESN`T MAKE NO SENSE TO ME
BUT I`VE GOT MY LIBERTY

IT`S A BEAUTIFUL DAY
SO TAKE ME AWAY
SOMEWHERE THAT I KNOW

CHORUS X 2