Silent Stranger® is an Independent band with origins in Trenton, Ontario, Canada, where the band began. Playing gigs around their local area, they also wrote original material which was played live at their gigs.
Founding member Richard Simpson has been writing songs since High School. In the summer of 2012 while living in Long Sault, Ontario, Canada, Richard began to make music videos using the audio from the demo versions of “Make Way for the Ladies” and “Something About a Dream” to put on YouTube under the name Silent Stranger®.
In 2014 Richard began finding different music platforms on the internet, which introduced him to many bands and artists, as well as internet-based Independent radio stations, which Richard submitted his demo versions of “Make Way for the Ladies” and “Something About a Dream” for airplay under his YouTube name Silent Stranger®. These songs began to get favorable reviews from the listeners of these Independent radio stations. In the spring of 2015, Richard began booking studio time and studio musicians to get his demos and new songs recorded. Some of these songs are now available on the 10 song debut album from Silent Stranger® at CD Baby, for preview or to purchase by selecting this link: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/silentstranger2
Silent Stranger® comes from an earlier, more disciplined age of music, which explains why there are real instruments and strong production values attached to his work. Foundation influences compel a higher standard of composition and musicianship than is normally the case for an independent artist.
Silent Stranger® emphasizes great songwriting, tight instrumentation and beautiful cascading harmonies.
The songs have a timeless nature that classic/melodic rock fans will love to have in their collection.
The music comes at you like the last thing heard before a new reality overtakes your senses; it will burn bright in your mind long after the ear is quiet once more.
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
By combining the names Silent Partner and Perfect Stranger.
I'm Silent, because I don't sing and I'm a Stranger, because being an Independent musician I was once unknown, where now I'm known among 1000's of people.
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
Aerosmith, Boston, BTO, R.E.M.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
A new song, "Morning Light" is currently being recorded.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
To keep writing, recording and releasing my music to independent radio stations on the internet.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
Getting a musical idea and writing it down in order to work on it. They go through several changes until I get what I want.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
By being able to reach people on a global scale.
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Keep at it.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
It's the only way to go. It defines your vision.
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