The Silvers Want To Know ‘Who Do You Think You Are’

The Silvers

The Silvers are a California band currently making highly melodic pop/rock music chock full of good vibes and a strong Liverpudlian influence. Though the band might be new to your record collection, it has a life story that extends back to the 1970s. Back then, bassist/songwriter/vocalist Mick Orton was part of the critically-acclaimed group Silver Laughter and saw its music lauded by fans and reviewers and played on radio stations across the USA. The band toured Canada and America extensively from its base in Iowa until it broke apart at the end of that decade. 

In the years that followed the split, Silver Laughter albums and singles have become sought after collectibles and the original lineup reconvened in 2014 when it was inducted into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Orton was revitalized by the experience and began a new chapter in his musical journey afterwards with musicians Drew Youngs, Tom Kelley and Glenn Stone as The Silvers.

The Silvers Are Back To Soothe Your Heart

 It didn’t take long for the four of them to come up with two albums worth of new songs that recapture the magic sound of vintage guitar/vocal pop music. One of the best of the new batch is the single “Who Do You Think You Are.” The track is a mid-tempo hip-shaker with multiple vocal and instrumental hooks that will lodge it in your brain upon first listen. The sound is a mix of Beatlemania and the British guitar pop of the early 1980s. It’s the kind of organic bliss that can only be made by humans playing together and serves as a breath of freshness in today’s polystyrene musical climate. It’s received significant airplay in London on WOA FM99 and is the first cut on The Silvers recent album Soul Surrender

What’s even more fun is the fact that The Silvers is an animated, as in cartoons, virtual band online and “Who Do You Think You Are” is the featured song on the first episode of the group’s YouTube children’s series Silver’s Surf City. The Silvers is a lighthearted bunch of guys whose smooth hooks disguise the large talents each member displays. You’ll like it. More, please! 

Keep an eye out for the Silvers HERE.

-review by Mike O’Cull

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