Vanessa Silberman

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Vanessa Silberman
Vanessa Silberman at Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, NY
Vanessa Silberman at Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, NY
Background information
Birth nameVanessa Silberman
BornBerkeley, California, United States
GenresRock, grunge rock, pop, dance, alt pop, indie pop
Occupation(s)Guitarist, background singer, singer-songwriter, record producer, recording engineer, A&R
Instrument(s)Vocals, Guitar
Bass
drums
Years active2001–present
LabelsA Diamond Heart Production
WebsiteVanessasilberman.com [1]

Vanessa Silberman is a singer,[1] guitarist,[2] record producer,[3][4] engineer,[5] an entrepreneur, A&R and runs her own label A Diamond Heart Production. She is known for her DIY[6] ethic, extensive grass roots touring[7] as well as wearing many different hats in the music business, and was dubbed the "DIY queen" and "nothing less than a super human" by Rocknloadmag.com.[8] On June 1, 2021 Alternative Press Magazine named Silberman's A Diamond Heart Production 1 of 11 LGBTQIA+ and women-owned labels that are changing the music industry[9]

Career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Vanessa grew up living in between the San Francisco Bay Area and Kauai, Hawaii. In 1994 she was one of 102 finalists out of 150,000 entries submitted in the United States Postal Service contest for youngsters to design a new environmental postage stamp.[10]

Solo touring, material, background and collaborations[edit]

Between 2015 and 2020 Vanessa toured the country [11] and played well over 800 shows.[12] Audiofemme.com named Vanessa one of the hardest working DIY bands of 2019, 2018 [13] & 2017 as she played over 200 shows.[14]

On Feb. 12th, 2021 Vanessa released the single 'My Love', which was compared to synth pop artist chvrches and electronic pop act Sylvan Esso by Earmilk[15] which showcased a new music direction.

Throughout 2020, Vanessa released 7 self-produced singles, starting with her first single 'Who We Are' which showcases her staple positive and uplifting lyrics.[16] Her 4th single 'Hey All' talking about topics such as equal rights [17] She was also the first artist to ever livestream for the entire company staff at IHeartRadio's New York headquarters.

Vanessa collaborates and plays with drummer/actor Ryan Carnes whose vocals can also be heard on numerous singles, including 'My Love' and 'Written in the stars'.[18]

On October 12, 2014, Silberman played solo and opened up for Alkaline Trio at the Troubadour as part of their Past Live tour.

On July 21, 2015, Silberman released her first solo single 'Think Tank (Feat. Derek Jordan)' on iTunes via A Diamond Heart Production and performed at Alt 98.7FM Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival on September 26, 2015.

Silberman did her first solo US tour in October and November 2015 [19] and released her second single "I Know (feat. Super Black Market)" on December 22.

A third single "American Folk Rock" was released on February 14 and supported with a 39-day solo U.S. tour. "Awake & Feeling", Silberman's 4th single, was released on July 15 and followed up with a 52-date Shine solo tour[20] across the U.S.

Silberman released her debut self-produced and self-titled EP on October 7.[21] which contains her previous singles and another new song, "Shine".

Silberman appeared live on television on Fresno's KMPH-TV[22] Fox26 'Festive Friday' morning show on Oct. 28th 2016 with Jimmy Dias of The Love Dimension to promote their upcoming joint tour as well as again performing Silberman's songs on Friday, April 7, 2017, to kick off their U.S. tour.

In March 2017 Silberman did an East Coast touring featuring drummer Reed Mullin of Corrosion of Conformity and producer/musician Mikel Ross.[23] And again in July 2017 Silberman did another tour with Mullin and Ross up the West Coast backing her as the Vanessa Silberman Band with Boston's 38th annual Rock 'n' Roll Rumble winner Carissa Johnson opening up.[24]

Silberman, Mullin and Ross debuted 'OK' a single they recorded together under the Vanessa Silberman Band on The Goddamn Dave Hill (comedian) show on the free-form radio station WFMU 91.1FM[25] New York, NY on May 14, 2018. Silberman, Mullin and Ross all met working on the Teenage Time Killers Record at Studio 606, the Foo Fighters Recording Studio where Silberman was an in-house assistant engineer.

In June and July 2017 Vanessa played 3 dates on the final Vans Warped Tour and released a new song on June 29 called "Outswimming Sharks" which was a recording collaboration with guitarist and producer Ken Susi of metal band Unearth. The single's video premiered on New Noise Magazine on July 13, 2017.[26]

Vanessa did a touring & recording artist series with Apple where she spoke and performed at their San Francisco Union Square store through the winter of 2018–2019. She also performed at NAMM 2019.

She released 3 singles and 2 videos from her EP 'Brighter in Bloom' (released on Sept. 20th on her label A Diamond Heart Production), 'I Got a Reason'[27] on May 10 and 'Love'[28] on June 21st. The music video for 'Don't', a song Vanessa is known for playing live was premiered by Audiofemme on Nov. 15th 2019.[29] 'Love' and 'Don't' have both been played on Rodney Bingenheimer's Under Ground Garage show.

Silberman contributed rap style vocals to Kidforce's STFU,[30] a track off of his Deathpop EP.

A Diamond Heart Production[edit]

In 2013 Silberman established A Diamond Heart Production,[31] an artist development label, music and publishing company. She has managed, developed and produced several acts, and the imprint has released over 55 releases. (Down and Outlaws album Above Snakes on July 8, 2016, Repeater's self-titled album on November 18, 2013[32] and The Love Dimension).[33]

Vanessa has also spoken on panels, at events and schools about artist development including Girl Power! Music Conference,[34] SAE, School of Rock, SoundGirls.[35] In 2018 & 2019 she spoke and did a series at Today at Apple in Union Square, San Francisco.

Diamonds Under Fire[edit]

Diamonds Under Fire.[36] was an alternative rock grunge[37] band established in 2002 by Silberman when she was in her teens. The Band has released a Single,[38] 4 Demo / EP's,[39] 2 CD's and 3 Official Music videos as well as toured the US,[40] Canada[41] and played the UK. Diamonds Under Fire also opened up and supported Uh Huh Her (band) on their second major tour for numerous in 2011 through the U.S and Canadian.

Personal life[edit]

Vanessa is vegan and straight edge.[42]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Concert Preview", "Columbusunderground.com", Feb. 22nd 2016
  2. ^ MI Student Featured in Guitar Player Magazine", Musicians Institute, June 2007.
  3. ^ Songwriter, Record Producer & Label Owner Vanessa Silberman Empowers us With Affection in new 'My Love' Music Video", Yahoo.com, March 10, 2021.
  4. ^ Vanessa Silberman allmusic Credits", AllMusic.com"
  5. ^ Teenage Time Killer's 'Greatest Hits, Vol. 1' Engineer Credit", "thelisteningwall.com"
  6. ^ Hardest Working DIY Bands on Tour in 2019", Audiofemme.com, Jan. 6th, 2020.
  7. ^ Hot Picks Jan. 19-25", Azdailysun.com, Jan 19 2007.
  8. ^ Through the Quarantine with NEW Music…", Rocknloadmag.com, Mar. 24th 2020
  9. ^ LGBTQIA+ AND WOMEN-OWNED LABELS THAT ARE CHANGING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY", Altpress.com, June 1st 2021
  10. ^ Semifinalists in Stamp Design Contest Listed", Apnews.com, Oct. 20th, 1994.
  11. ^ Live Music Picks: Feb. 28-Mar. 5, Cityweekly.net, Feb. 27th, 2019.
  12. ^ Feature: Vanessa Silberman set for hourlong show at Kaleidoscope Coffee, Richmondstandard.com, July 31st, 2017.
  13. ^ AF 2018 IN REVIEW: Hardest Working DIY Bands on Tour in 2018, Audiofemme.com, Jan. 1st, 2019.
  14. ^ AF 2017 IN REVIEW: Hardest Working DIY Bands on Tour in 2017, Audiofemme.com, Dec. 30th, 2017.
  15. ^ Vanessa Silberman reminds us just how beautiful affection can be with "My Love", Earmilk.com, Feb 15th, 2021.
  16. ^ Vanessa Silberman Encourages All of Us to Celebrate 'Who We Are' , Parade.com, March 4th, 2020.
  17. ^ #POPULARPLAY: VANESSA SILBERMAN, Popularity.com, June 9th, 2020.
  18. ^ TVD Premiere: Vanessa Silberman, "Written in the Stars", Thevinyldistrict.com, July 2nd, 2020.
  19. ^ Feature: LA songwriter at Garage, Fortstocktonpioneer.com, September 30, 2015.
  20. ^ Positivity, empowerment, and Rock ‘n’ Roll', Jackcentral.org, September 20, 2016.
  21. ^ Vanessa Silberman, The TVD First Date, and Premiere, "American Folk Rock", thevinyldistrict.com, Sept. 30th, 2016.
  22. ^ Festive Friday, 10/28/16 - The Love Dimension, http://kmph-kfre.com, Oct. 28th, 2016.
  23. ^ Feature: Musician Vanessa Silberman brings her experimental sound to Asheville, Thebluebanner.net, Mar. 1st, 2017.
  24. ^ Feature: Women to rock it at The Melon Ball, Hellhoundmusic.com, July 31st, 2017.
  25. ^ 'The Goddamn Dave Hill Show: Playlist from May 14, 2018', Wfmu.org, May 14th, 2018.
  26. ^ 'Video Premiere: Vanessa Silberman – "Outswimming Sharks"', https://newnoisemagazine.com, July 13th, 2017.
  27. ^ Vanessa Silberman Premieres The Video For Her New Single ‘I Got A Reason’, thewimn.com, May 29th, 2019.
  28. ^ Premiere: Vanessa Silberman Believes in "Love"', yaylamag.com, June 19th, 2019
  29. ^ Silberman plays The Broadway & Premieres ‘Don't’ Music Video', audiofemme.com, Nov. 15th, 2019
  30. ^ Feature: KIDFORCE releases track ‘STFU’ feat. Vanessa Silberman of Diamonds Under Fire, Hellhoundmusic.com, Aug. 3rd, 2014.
  31. ^ Repeater Feature "Lonely"", Underthegunreview.net, Oct. 28th, 2014.
  32. ^ "Repeater 'Lonely' Video", Buzzbands.la, Oct. 12th, 2014.
  33. ^ Positivity, empowerment and Rock ‘n’ Roll - The extraordinary life and impact of Vanessa Silberman", Jackcentral.org, Sept. 20th 2016.
  34. ^ Kerry Fiero Takes It To The Next Level With Girl Power! Women Working In The Music Industry Conference", thewimn.com, May 8th, 2019.
  35. ^ SoundGirls Presenting Two Educational Opportunities In LA In April", prosoundweb.com, April 9th, 2018.
  36. ^ Vanessa Silberman aka Diamonds Under Fire", Npr.org
  37. ^ Feature: "Diamonds Under Fire - Grunge Chic"", Freeindie.com, Feb. 8th, 2012.
  38. ^ 'Sunshine' Feature, "Buzzbands.la", July 16th, 2012
  39. ^ 'Everything Fades to Red (Kidforce Edit)' Video Premiere, "Lamusicblog.com", 20th Dec. 2013
  40. ^ Feature: Diamonds To Shine in SLC Archived 2010-12-30 at the Wayback Machine, Dailyutahchronicle.com', 'Feb. 10th, 2010.
  41. ^ 'Toro Magazine | Diamonds Under Fire Photo Feature from Mod Club show', "Toromagazine.com", May 11th, 2011
  42. ^ Vegan Vanessa Ventures into Vallejo", Timesheraldonline.com, July 6th, 2017.

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