Silva recorded and toured with The Gap Band in 1982. She signed a solo deal with Polygram Records in 1988, but her debut album was never released.
Her recording and touring credits include but are not limited to; Ice Cube, Boyz n the Hood, Roy Ayers, Snoop Dogg, Coolio, B.B. King, and Parliament Funkadelic. Her first solo album release in Europe on Musisoft (Paris France) All My Funky Friends, December 2000, sold thousands of units, and was hailed by Tower Records (2001) as the only authentic funk album to be released in over two decades. Silva's debut CD a stunning slab of infectious grooves (Amy Hanson AMG - All Music Guide) was the talk of the internet, and would earn her a second license deal with a Dutch label Challenge Records and headline performances such as The North Sea Jazz Festival in Den Haag, the Netherlands were written to be electrifying.